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Community Contributions Exceed $65,000 in 2014

RockHounds Release In-Season Cash Contributions
August 20, 2014

A Calling to Serve

RockHounds Announce Summer Donations to Local Charities

For more than four decades, the core commitment of the RockHounds franchise has been to provide West Texas families with fun and entertainment throughout the summer and offer a place for the community to gather in fellowship through the game of baseball. 

This mission, however, is not restrained by the physical boundaries of Security Bank Ballpark. Rather, the impact of the organization is felt throughout the Permian Basin, as the franchise remains a vanguard of community stewardship in the region.

Since the RockHounds' Opening Day (April 3), the team has donated more than $65,000 to local charities.

"At its core, our work is not only about baseball; it is about bringing families and friends together in a fun, safe, and entertaining atmosphere," said RockHounds general manager Monty Hoppel. "Through our efforts in the Permian Basin, our goal is straightforward: we want to make a tangible, positive difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors."

The Club has established strong partnerships with several prominent groups, such as the YMCA, United Way, Gifts of Hope, High Sky Children's Ranch, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland. Additionally, the team incorporates new organizations into its philanthropy each year. 

During the RockHounds' regular season, the team hosts several annual events that benefit local charities and civic organizations. The highlight of these, for many, is the Summer Concert Series event, which brings a country music star to the ballpark for a live concert; past performances at Security Bank Ballpark have included Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, and Brad Paisley.

The chart below outlines the RockHounds' primary cash contributions this summer; it does not include in-kind and other forms of charitable giving.

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RockHounds Summer Event Cash Contributions

Event (Charity) - Contribution
Eli Young Concert (YMCA) - $34,000
Victory Run (Gifts of Hope) - $10,000
Golf Tournament (Scott Seator Foundation) - $6,500
Gold Star/Military Appreciation Night (Permian Basin Honor Flight) - $4,200
RockHounds Scholarship Program (Permian Basin Graduating Seniors) - $4,000
Specialty Jersey Auctions (High Sky Children's Ranch) - $2,000
Jersey Auctions / Dunk Tank (Nino Rodriguez Family) - $1,643
Matt Maher Concert (Permian Basin Mission Center) - $1,050
Miscellaneous Functions (Various) - $3,830