MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 12, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have partnered with WPDE News 15 and The Sun News on a ticket sales fundraiser to benefit local flood victims. Tickets for Saturday, April 6 on are on sale now at myrtlebeachpelicans.com. A portion of all online tickets purchased using the promo code "HELP" will benefit the Waccamaw Community Foundation. Tickets for the game will be on sale through the month of October.
"Our area has experienced unprecedented levels of flooding. As a member of the Grand Strand community we want to help, and a ticket fundraiser is one of our more effective ways of generating funds for this cause," stated Pelicans General Manager Ryan Moore. "This is the first time we have opened single game tickets sales so far in advance. In doing so, it allows us to generate much needed dollars now for the Waccamaw Community Foundation."
In recognition of his efforts throughout not only Hurricane Florence and her flooding, but during any weather related event, the Pelicans will honor WPDE Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski with his very own bobblehead. The bobblehead will be distributed along with the Community Heroes Card Set to the first 1,000 fans through the gates on April 6.
"Ed is a long-standing member of this community," said Moore. "His wealth of knowledge and straight forward dissemination of the facts during weather events is what makes him such a reliable source. This community is fortunate to have such a dedicated citizen and we are delighted to honor him in this way."
In addition to the fundraiser and bobblehead giveaway, the Pelicans will be highlighting members of the community who have gone above and beyond to help those in need. The club is designing a Community Heroes Card Set that will be given away to the first 1,000 fans on April 6. If you know someone who helped you, a friend, a neighbor, or a stranger during Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding the Pelicans ask that you submit their name and story at myrtlebeachpelicans.com for a chance to be included in the Community Heroes Card Set.
To purchase tickets visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com/help. For more information please call the Pelicans Front Office at 843-918-6000.