Community is our middle name! When Rochester Community Baseball was founded in 1957, over eight thousand community members came together to keep professional baseball in Rochester and thus began a strong connection between the Red Wings and our local community. As a result, the Rochester Red Wings have continually developed partnerships with numerous socially concerned groups and organizations in the area, lending support in a variety of formats such as programs, promotions, awareness events, charitable contributions, appearances, volunteer service and more.
In 2019, we raised $12,021 with in-stadium charity auctions. Additionally, combined in-kind and monetary contributions made by the Red Wings totaled $55,000. The Silver family awarded $5000 in seasonal employee scholarships. The Red Wings have been a leading partner in both the Press-Radio Club's annual charity dinner and Challenger World Series Baseball. Our staff devotes significant time serving on various not-for-profit boards and volunteer projects.
The Red Wings were honored to be nominated for the John Henry Moss Service Award by Minor League Baseball for a third straight year in 2019. It is a great privilege to be able to give back to the community that makes our success as a ballclub possible!
COMMUNITY BENEFIT REPORTS:
During the last few offseasons, the Wings Front Office has picked a morning to head over to the Open Door Mission on Main Street and make lunches for the homeless.
The last couple of years the Wings staff has spent a few days around the holidays volunteering at Hillside's Special Santa Headquarters.
Our staff each donated money towards cancer research as part of Wilmot's Wear Jeans to Work initiative.