Friendship Center Award
CATS RECEIVE HONOR FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Service Center of New Britain - a decades-old community-based
dedicated to assisting the area's poor and disadvantaged - took time at
Annual Meeting yesterday to recognize the Rock Cats as their "2011 Business of the Year." The New
Britain franchise enjoys a proud history of supporting worthy community
and, as such, has been pleased to partner with the Friendship Service
for several years.
Located on Arch Street, the Center
provides a range of
essential community living services, including emergency shelters and
and permanent housing, to families in need.
Ms. Ellen Perkins Simpson serves as the organization's
Assistance to the Center from the Rock
Cats has come in many
different forms including food and clothing donations, the provision of
tickets to ball games, and the delivery of Thanksgiving Dinners and
Holiday gifts to families identified by FSC.
Another of the Rock Cats' fabulous
sponsors - Liberty Bank - was also
yesterday's event and took the occasion to present the Friendship
Center with a check for $3,700! As a valued partner of the Rock Cats,
Bank set aside $100 each time a New Britain player blasted a home run
2011 Season. As the 'Cats swatted 37 round 'trippers, Connecticut's
mutual bank put together a kitty of $3,700 - and yesterday generously
the entire amount to FSC! What
gesture - and a wonderful cause. Bravo to all parties!
By the way, Liberty Bank noted that they
plan to open their
44th branch location at 747 Farmington Avenue in
New Britain in the
Spring. Maybe some of next year's
home runs will bounce off their new roof!
Steve Kunsey (Rock Cats), Amy Helbling (Rock Cats), Jason
Howey (Okay Industries), and Rocky the Rock Cat
Steve Kunsey (Rock Cats), Pam Vatti (Liberty Bank), Rocky the
Rock Cat, Amy Helbling (Rock Cats)