The 2019 installment of Minor League Baseball's annual Community Report details over $50 million in cash and gift in kind donations, as well as more than 26,000 volunteer hours across the industry. The Appalachian League's contributions can be found on page 38.
The Appalachian League today announced it surpassed $2.3 million in charitable contributions for the 2019 calendar year. The multi-million dollar figure is a culmination of all community involvement from the ten teams in the Advanced-Rookie league, as well as efforts from the Appalachian League office. Click the photo to view the complete report.
The Mets joined forces with the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA on Wednesday as part of the organization's Y on Wheels community outreach project. It's a program where the YMCA brings sports equipment, healthy snacks and staff members to underserved neighborhoods in our community on a regular schedule.
Braves players made their second visit of the season to the Danville Boys & Girls Club to continue teaching baseball to the kids.
The Bristol Pirates joined kids at the Bristol Public Library this week to take part in storytime and to help the kids make rockets and other space-themed pictures.
Elizabethton, Tennessee - On Tuesday, July 16, the Elizabethton Twins played a game against the Johnson City Cardinals, but the day consisted of much more than that. Five Twins players began their morning at the Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.
In the last month, 11 children featured on signs in Appalachian League ballparks have been safely located. The BairFind Foundation is an official charity partner of Minor League Baseball, that crowdsources the search for missing children by putting their profile picture in highly trafficked public places like Minor League Baseball stadiums.
The Greeneville Reds Mascot Mr. Redlegs attending the groundbreaking for the construction of an Isaiah 117 House in Greeneville. Isaiah 117 is a charity for taking care of children awaiting foster care homes.
The Burlington Royals had a great time teaching a Softball and Baseball Youth Clinic.
Pulaski Yankees teach kids baseball at Pulaski Youth Clinic on Sunday.
The Braves had a great time teaching Baseball to the Boys & Girls Club of Danville.
The Bristol Pirates spent time Saturday mentoring kids with special needs from the Tri-Cities Champions League.
Greeneville Reds players helping out gathering donations for the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society on Petsense Adoption Night.
The Pulaski Yankees recognized the first and second-place finishers from the Pulaski Yankees 5K from earlier in the month. Then they presented the check for the money raised from the Pulaski 5K to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The Kingsport Mets handed out Blue Lizard SPF sunscreen at their games last weekend. This was part of MiLB's Cover Your Bases initiative to hand out sunscreen at games to fans, to promote sun safety measures in partnership with the American Cancer Society.
Blue Jays players and mascots spent time bowling with the Bluefield community prior to the start of the regular season.
Twins Mascot Rookie had a great time with the kids at the Elizabethton Covered Bridge Celebration.
Kingsport Mets mascot Slider spends time with kids at the Kingsport YMCA.
Kingsport Mets and Slider were out to support the Kingsport YMCA on Healthy Kids Day.
Pulaski Yankees began partnership with the American Cancer Society at Wythe County Relay for Life.
The Danville Braves and Pulaski Yankees will combine promotional efforts on two Star Wars Nights this season to raise funds for cancer research and support of cancer patients. When the two teams play in Pulaski on June 28 and in Danville on July 19, both squads will wear specialty Star Wars jerseys, with the Yankees representing the Evil Empire and the Braves representing the Rebellion.
The Braves will represent the Rebellion with specialty Hans Solo jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Danville Cancer Association and Centra Foundation.
The Danville Braves staff assists the Danville Habitat for Humanity with the transfer of a wheelchair accessibe ramp.
Burlington Royals mascot Bingo visits Elementary school students as Burlington launches its Operation One Miliion Minutes Reading Program.
In an open letter read to fans in a video on the team's social media platforms this morning, the Pulaski Yankees introduced Calfee Cares, a new community relations plan for 2019 and beyond. Calfee Cares is an organizational mission through which the Pulaski Yankees are making it a priority to find and create opportunities to give back to the fans and businesses in Pulaski and the New River Valley who help support the organization and ballpark.
Representatives from all ten Appalachian League clubs participated in a service project with Good Samaritan Ministries Thursday morning at the League's annual Spring Meetings, held this year in Johnson City, Tenn. The League assisted the non-profit ministry with the take down procedure from their recent holiday program, the Be A Light Marketplace.
Kingsport joined Goodwill to celebrate Eart Day and encourage greener living.