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The Woodpeckers Charitable Initiatives

With its inaugural season commencing in 2019, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers are committed to the betterment of the City of Fayetteville and its surrounding communities. As a component of The Astros Foundation {501(c)(3) registered charity the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Fund is the official team charity of the Houston Astros Class A Advanced Affiliate, The Fayetteville Woodpeckers. At the Fund's core, the Community Leaders Program will facilitate the team's investment of time, energy, and resources in support of youth sports and military service members and their families. This program relies on its collaboration with local and national corporations, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, and the Astros Foundation. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have modeled the Community Leaders Program after the award-winning initiative of the Houston Astros official team charity, the Astros Foundation.

Allocation of Community Leaders Funds

The primary goal of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program is to have a tangible impact on the Fayetteville Community. The breakdown of fund distribution will be determined annually in conjunction with our Community Leaders partners. In 2019, the Community Leaders Program will allocate 60% to youth sports and 40% to military related projects.

Youth Sports

The program will provide young athletes with the resources they need to develop physically and mentally into future leaders in our community. We are firm believers in the qualities instilled within children who participate in youth sports and the life-long impact that goes beyond the field. Our long-term goal is to impact thousands of children and their youth baseball/softball leagues throughout the city; providing additional resources, instructional player and coaching clinics, infrastructure enhancements, uniforms and equipment.

Military

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have embraced our proximity to the largest military installation in the world, Fort Bragg. In recognition of our men and women in uniform, this tier of the Program will focus efforts into providing opportunities to give back to our local heroes. The military-focused charities chosen to be the beneficiaries of the Community Leaders Program will reflect a commitment providing financial, emotional, physical, or recreational support to soldiers, veterans, and their families.

Other Beneficiaries

While the primary focus of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program will be youth sports and the military, we recognize that unexpected events can have a large impact on the community. Therefore, should the need arise to support another initiative (i.e. Hurricane, Natural Disaster Relief), the Program will consult our Community Leaders Partners regarding an additional, temporary allocation of funds. Together, the Program and its Partners will annually discuss and consider other charitable causes affecting the Greater Fayetteville region as additional tiers of community outreach.

Funding

Funding for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program will be generated by (and not limited to) the following methods:

• Corporate Partnerships - The Community Leaders program offers corporations the opportunity to partner with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and make a tangible impact on the Greater Fayetteville community. In addition to a financial contribution, our partners are committing to join the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in our community service efforts through a variety of volunteer opportunities. They will receive in-stadium recognition on our Community Leaders Board located next to the videoboard throughout the year. Additionally, partners -through participation in our service projects- will receive community and media exposure.  

• Funds from various raffles, auctions, and ballpark concourse activities/competitions - Throughout the year, a variety of fundraising activities will benefit the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Fund.

Donations

All donations to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program are tax-deductible. While Community Leader recognition will be limited to our named corporate partners, other interested parties will be able to make tax-deductible donations to the Woodpeckers Fund. There will be no promises of reciprocal benefits given to non-named partners. Donations can be made anonymously or in honor/memory of another individual.

Community Leaders Program Partners