WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 14, 2017) - The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce, in conjunction with the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA) and WXII, the return of "Fill the Stands with Cans" for an eighth consecutive season at BB&T Ballpark. On Friday, July 21, before the Dash's 7 p.m. game against the Salem Red Sox, PTAA volunteers will be positioned outside the gates of BB&T Ballpark collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
Last year, the Dash were among several organizations to help the PTAA provide a total of 17,832 meals to people in need in the northwest North Carolina area.
"Every summer Second Harvest's resources are stretched thin because so many children who rely on free and subsidized meals at school are out of school for the summer," said Jon Lowder, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association. "That means that Second Harvest and its partner agencies have to supply more food to needy families, and we are so fortunate to be able to partner with three organizations that are dedicated to addressing the community's needs. This year, we hope to raise 20,000 meals, and we'd love to reach 25,000."
As a thank you from the Dash and the PTAA for helping support Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, any fan who brings a non-perishable food item or cash donation to Friday's game will receive a ticket voucher that can be redeemed for any Dash home game in August. To redeem your ticket, simply bring your voucher to the Baker Roofing Box Office, which is open leading up to all home games and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday on non-gamedays.
"We are incredibly excited about hosting 'Fill the Stands with Cans' again this year," said Dash President Geoff Lassiter. "The PTAA does a fantastic job of organizing this event every season, and their goals intertwine with our organization's community initiatives, so it's truly a perfect match."
Gates will open at 6 p.m. for Friday's 7 p.m. game with the Red Sox, with tickets still available for purchase for as low as $8 by calling the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visiting wsdash.com. Be sure to stick around after the game for a spectacular postgame fireworks show and kids run the bases, powered by New Balance Winston-Salem. Friday is also the first Star Wars Night in BB&T Ballpark history.
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