EVERETT, WA -The Everett AquaSox announced today that they are dedicating their June 16 game towards relief efforts related to the Oso mudslide. All walk-up ticket sales from this game will go directly towards relief and recovery efforts caused by the mudslide that occurred only 30 miles from the AquaSox on March 22.
"So many families and businesses have been impacted locally by the mudslide," said AquaSox Executive Vice President Tom Backemeyer, "As we enter our 30th year in Snohomish County, this is the least we can do to try and help those affected by this tragedy."
In conjunction with the AquaSox's efforts, Minor League Baseball™ Charities, a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, has donated $10,000 to the United Way of Snohomish County's Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief. The AquaSox will present the check to the United Way of Snohomish County on behalf of MiLB on Friday, April 25th.
"We are very appreciative of Minor League Baseball and the support they have offered to our community through this generous donation," said Backemeyer.
"Through MiLB Charities, we are able to give back and offer support to the communities in which our clubs are a part, especially in times of need when natural disasters like the Oso mudslide occur," said Tina Gust, MiLB™ Vice President of Business Development.
A formal check presentation to the United Way will be made prior to an AquaSox game later this summer. To donate directly to the United Way's Disaster Recovery Fund, and to find out how else you can help, please visit www.uwsc.org.
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