FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 19, 2017) - Having announced a new "Hurricane Irma Relief" logo designed by Brandiose last Wednesday, the Fort Myers Miracle, Advanced-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are ready to offer t-shirts and caps for purchase to the public. Each t-shirt is $20, each cap is $25 and all proceeds will benefit those affected by Hurricane Irma.
"Being able to offer an option for anyone to give back to our Southwest Florida community and the state of Florida is what Minor League Baseball is all about," said Miracle Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Hemmen. "It is a pleasure to say all of our relief shirts are being produced by Vivid Images USA out of Jacksonville. There is nothing better to see than people in Florida helping those in Florida who have been affected by this deadly storm. That is truly teamwork. We have gotten nothing but positive feedback on this logo and, again, want to thank Brandiose for their design."
The Miracle have begun taking online orders for the shirts and caps. The public can get ahold of this unique design to help show their support for the storm that hit Southwest Florida and the entire state by visiting http://miracle.milbstore.com/store.cfm?store_id=107. In addition to online orders, the merchandise will also be available in the Miracle team store once it reopens.
Hammond Stadium and the CenturyLink Sports Complex is still being used as a staging area for disaster relief. Upon initial review, the CenturyLink Sports Complex / Hammond Stadium sustained minor damage from Hurricane Irma. The stadium and Miracle offices are back with power but remain closed to the general public until further notice. Once the grounds are open to the public again, the team store will also open its doors with limited hours of operation.
"We want to thank everyone who responded to our press release last week," stated Hemmen. "Our inboxes, voicemails and social media direct message inboxes were filled with your thoughts and generous offers for helping alongside with us. We are still looking for ways to reach those that need it the most. If you know of those in need, please contact our office so we can add them to our list."
The Miracle front office is on hand and ready to answer the call of anyone in need within the community. If you or someone you know needs disaster relief of any kind, do not hesitate to contact the front office for support. If you or your company would like to aid in the Miracle relief effort, please e-mail Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer Ben Hemmen at Ben@miraclebaseball.com.
To stay up to date, follow the Miracle online at Miraclebaseball.com or through social media; Twitter: @MiracleBaseball, Instagram: fortmyersmiracle, Facebook: Fort Myers Miracle, Snapchat: ftmyersmiracle. For further information or questions once power is restored, call the Miracle front office at (239) 768-4210.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.