Auburn Doubledays to Partner with Salvation Army this Holiday Season

Doubledays School Supply Drive to Help Local Kids "Backpack for Success!"

November 21, 2017 9:43 AM ET

Auburn Doubledays to Partner with Salvation Army this Holiday Season

Doubledays School Supply Drive to Help Local Kids "Backpack for Success!"

The Auburn Doubledays, Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are excited to announce their partnership with the Salvation Army of Auburn during the holiday season and beyond. The Doubledays staff will participate in delivering dinners to the community the morning of Thanksgiving as a part of their #52forU community service initiative.

"The Salvation Army has been a part of the Auburn community for generations and it's up to us as a community to pitch in for those in need," Doubledays general manager Adam Winslow said. "In this season of giving, we are proud to partner with the Salvation Army to help our neighbors in the community."

In the spirit of the season of giving the Doubledays are also collecting food and toy items for the Holiday season. The Salvation Army is looking for non-perishable food items that can be distributed to those in need. "Volunteering is vital for our progress, and we are very pleased the Auburn Doubledays have committed to us this holiday season," said Major Campbell of the Salvation Army

You can help the Salvation Army, the Auburn Doubledays, and your community by bringing non-perishable food items and donated toys to the Salvation Army headquarters at 18 E. Genesee St. or the Doubledays office at 130 N. Division Street in Auburn during regular business hours Monday through Friday 9am-5pm starting the week of November 28th.

The Auburn Doubledays are also pleased to announce a new initiative that will take place at the ballpark in conjunction with the Salvation Army called "Backpacks for Success!" Every Sunday game during the 2018 season we will be accepting donations of school supplies and backpacks that will be donated to local school districts. As an added bonus, any individuals that bring a backpack with school supplies to be donated will receive a complimentary ticket to that Sunday game.

"Backpacks for Success! is a phenomenal way for the Doubledays to continue their support for the local Salvation Army and our community throughout the summer," Winslow stated. "As a community organization, it is our privilege to assist and support our children in this way, by investing in their future. In my opinion this is a great cause, and doing the right thing is the right thing to do." Major Campbell echoed that sentiment, "Backpacks and supplies are sorely needed for our children today. Children who are ill-equipped for school don't perform as well academically, and often feel sad and embarrassed about their situation. We feel honored to be able to help in this way"

 #52forU is creating quite a buzz in the air around Falcon Park and the community, but the team is always looking for more opportunities. If you have events or causes that the Doubledays can be a part of you are encouraged to reach out to them by calling the office at 315-255-2489, or by emailing info@auburndoubledays.com.

Auburn Doubledays season tickets for the 2018 season are on sale now and can be purchased either in person at the Doubledays office, located at Falcon Park at 130 N Division Street in Auburn, or by calling 315-255-2489. For the latest on all Doubledays news, visit http://auburndoubledays.com or follow the club on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAuburnDoubledays), Twitter @Doubledays) Instagram (@auburndoubledays), and Snapchat (adoubledays)

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