BOWIE, Md - The Bowie Baysox announce today that Louie's Holiday Hope Project returns to brighten the holiday season for local families in need this year. Beginning now and continuing through the month of November, the team will be accepting nominations for families that need assistance this holiday season. The Baysox will also be collecting gently used coats, new socks and other warm clothing to be donated to area families.
Louie's Holiday Hope Project began in 2007 and aided dozens of area families and children last year. This year, the team is proud to partner with Prince George's County Fire/EMS department, the Bowie Police Department and Bowie Youth & Family Services to help as many families as possible.
"There are some area families that go through tough circumstances around the holiday season," said Baysox Marketing Director Brandan Kaiser. "The Baysox are honored to be able to assist them through Louie's Holiday Hope Project."
"We are happy to continue our partnership with the Louie's Holiday Hope Project," said Shawna Lindberg, Clinical Supervisor at Bowie Youth & Family Services. "We have witnessed this wonderful work, which has impacted so many Bowie families in need. This project has made it possible for parents to provide their families a special meal or gifts for the holiday season."
To ensure that the program reaches as many families as possible, the Baysox welcome help from fans. Members of the community can nominate families that need assistance by e-mailing [email protected]. Submissions should include your name and daytime phone number. The team will not be able to help everyone that is nominated, but will consider as many options as possible. A Baysox staff member may contact the submitter for additional details or clarification, but all submissions remain confidential. Nominations must be received by Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m.
Prince George's Stadium will also serve as a collection point for warm clothes and sock donations in conjunction with Louie's Holiday Hope Project. The team invites fans to bring gently used winter coats, new socks and other warm clothing to the Baysox front office during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, November 28) to donate to local families in need.
The Baysox encourage other local groups and organizations to participate in Louie's Holiday Hope Project. Local organizations that would like to make a contribution to the program can e-mail [email protected] or call the Baysox front office at (301) 805-6000. More information about the program is also available on our website.
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