On Tuesday, August 23 at 7:05 p.m., the IronPigs will be playing as the IronMutts presented by MATHESON; celebrating the non-pedigreed pups that make so many Lehigh Valley families and homes complete. And in doing that, they also will be partnering with the organizations that have made it possible for these loved family pets to find their new beginnings.
The IronPigs have invited local nonprofit dog rescues to participate in several game day activities and initiatives (planned on and off the field) to support the overall “cause for paws” – including an IronMutt Strut adoptable dog parade, and adoption/information fair on the concourse.
Additionally, the IronMutts have a goal to receive as many adoption applications as possible on August 23rd – and the most ever at a professional sporting event. Further, the IronMutts want to provide as much recognition as possible for “underdog” mutts everywhere and the incredible organizations that help all canines. Each participating local rescue organization (tentative list below) will each have two “mutts” available for adoption at the IronMutts game along with additional information on all available canines at their organization’s table. Here are the participating local rescue organizations:
· Freedom First Rescue
· Lehigh County Humane Society
· Paws 2 Freedom
· Peacable Kingdom
· Red Rock Rescue, Inc.
· Road Trip Rescue
· Ruff Life Rescue and Rehabilitation
· SOS Beagle Rescue
· Zoe's home
With IronMutts players wearing custom designed IronMutts gear on-field up for auction courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, the jersey auction and cap raffle proceeds will benefit the Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley; helping to keep companion animals in homes (and preventing their surrender to the shelter system) by supplying families with pet food in times of economic distress. Participating rescues will also be invited to sell gameday tickets and receive a portion of proceeds from all ticket sales sold to their own fan base.