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Rock Cats Extend Thanks to Local Community with Annual Thanksgiving Food Donations

November 25, 2014

Baseball Club Will Again Warm Holiday for Local Families


New Britain, CT-  The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, will once again donate non-perishable food items - along with Thanksgiving turkeys and Holiday food baskets - to local families who might otherwise go without during this great American holiday.  The Presentation will take place today, November 25 at 4:30 PM at The Friendship Center (85 Arch Street) in New Britain.  All media is welcome to the event.


This is the 15th consecutive year that the Rock Cats will make such donations to assist their neighbors in need.  There will be photo opportunities for the media while the food baskets are presented to the families.   


The Rock Cats Foundation recently hosted its annual World Series Party at New Britain Stadium and collected from season ticket holders and sponsors, non-perishable food items which will be donated to The Friendship Center, the locally-based non-profit that provides both a home and related community supports for homeless and otherwise disadvantaged persons living in greater New Britain. The Center also works with many families who have moved out of their shelter and are seeking to live independently in the community.


The Rock Cats are pleased to be partnering with Stew Leonard's of Newington and Trader Joe's to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to families served by the Friendship Center. This year's Thanksgiving baskets - which will contain a turkey, stuffing, and other assorted food items necessary to prepare the traditional dinner - will be distributed to families who The Friendship Center is transitioning out of their shelter and into independent community living arrangements.


"We are so thankful to help bring the spirit of the holiday to local families in need," Rock Cats General Manager Tim Restall said.  "Our annual Thanksgiving Dinner deliveries are made possible only by our tremendous fans and local businesses that support the Rock Cats Foundation each year."