The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and their 501(c)3 The Grand Slam We Care Foundation announced today that it will make a contribution to relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.
"I'm sure that throughout the 24 years of Thunder baseball we've had players, coaches, staff or fans that have visited or were raised in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey," said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley. "It's heartbreaking to see so many people displaced from their homes, lose all of their belongings and we want to provide relief to those in their time of need."
Thunder fans will have the opportunity to support relief efforts on every ticket order placed online at www.TrentonThunder.comfor the remainder of the 2017 season. The optional donation can be made for any amount before entering payment information. During their online ticket transaction, fans will be prompted with the option to donate to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. If fans have already purchased tickets for the games this upcoming weekend, they can visit or call the Thunder Box Office at (609) 394-3300 ext. 101 and a donation can be entered without having to purchase additional tickets.
Fans purchasing tickets to Saturday or Sunday's game against the Reading Fightin Phils may purchase a wristband for $3 to watch fireworks from the field. Wristbands may be purchased online with your tickets or in-person at ARM & HAMMER Park for either of the final two post-game fireworks shows in 2017.
The donations collected from The Grand Slam We Care Foundation, online ticket sales and wristband sales will be distributed to the MiLB Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
The Thunder return to ARM & HAMMER Park on Friday, September 1 for a four-game series with the Reading Fightin Phils. For tickets and the latest information on Thunder baseball visit www.TrentonThunder.com.