FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund (GCF) raised $784 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation's Boston Marathon Fund during the Grizzlies' game at Chukchansi Park on Saturday, April 20th. The GCF raffled off an autographed bat, which was signed by the entire Fresno Grizzlies team, during the game.
"The tragedy during the Boston Marathon affected the entire nation, and we felt it was necessary for our community of Grizzlies fans to do our part," said Team President Chris Cummings. "As a native of New England, I am proud of the Grizzlies and the Grizzlies fans for their donation to a worthy cause with the Challenged Athletes Foundation."
Challenged Athletes Foundation started the Boston Marathon Fund in response to last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15th.
Challenged Athletes Foundation supports athletes with physical challenges by providing the appropriate adaptive equipment, hosting clinics, and connecting mentors and mentees. In addition to helping victims procure adaptive equipment, they are hosting a running clinic in Boston in October. They are also inviting the Boston Marathon bombing victims to CAF's San Diego Triathlon Challenge, which features more than 250 physically challenged athletes in October.
Challenged Athletes Foundation is still accepting donations for its Boston Marathon Fund. For those that are interested, they can donate to the grant fund here.