GENEVA, Ill. - The Kane County Cougars and Paramount Fence of Batavia have announced they will team up again this season as part of the Home Runs for Charity initiative.
A program that was launched for the Cougars 2016 season, Paramount Fence of Batavia has pledged to make a $50 donation to Emmanuel House in Aurora, Ill. for each home run hit by a Cougars player at Northwestern Medicine Field. The donation will then be matched by the charitable arm of the Cougars organization, The Kane County Cougars Foundation, Inc.
Last season a total of $1,900 was donated to Emmanuel House which strives to break the cycle of poverty through a financial model called Networked Saving that helps working families save for a down payment on a home.
"Paramount Fence is proud to support a local charity that does so much to improve the lives of those who are especially in need," said Steve Gall, President at Paramount Fence of Batavia. "Emmanuel House in Aurora helps transform lives through home ownership and helping these families with the Cougars home run charity brings attention to an incredibly worthy cause. Together we can help disrupt the cycle of poverty in our community."
"We're thrilled that our partners are as equally committed to charitable initiatives as the entire Cougars organization" added Curtis Haug, Vice President/General Manager of the Cougars. "Last year's launch of the Home Run for Charity program was very successful and all parties are looking forward to contributing to the wonderful work that Emmanuel House does again this season."
The Cougars 2017 season begins on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. against the Clinton LumberKings. For more information, including the full 2017 schedule, visit kccougars.com.
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About the Kane County Cougars
The Cougars, Class-A Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, have been at the forefront of family-friendly entertainment since 1991. In 2015, the franchise became the first Class-A team in Minor League Baseball history to welcome 11 million fans through the gates. A total of 152 former Cougars have reached the Major Leagues including Miguel Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Kyle Schwarber.
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