The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are joining with Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) to support community health and wellbeing. The Spinners announced today that Lowell CHC will serve as the non-profit presenting partner for the 2017 Spinners season.
This partnership highlights the organizations' mutual commitment to the Lowell community. This partnership supports the health center's commitment to assuring that everyone in Greater Lowell has access to health care and healthy activities while raising both awareness and crucial funds for health center programs and services.
"Meeting with the board of Lowell CHC, and touring their amazing facility, we knew right away this was a fantastic match," said Spinners Assistant General Manager, Brian Radle. "We believe in their mission to provide affordable, quality health care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We also believe there is much alignment in what we are both working to do for the Lowell community by offering services that are affordable, family friendly and promote wellbeing."
The Spinners will collaborate with Lowell CHC in numerous ways, including during five signature games during the coming season. Each will highlight a key focus area of the Lowell CHC's WrapAround Fund, to pay for services that are not covered by insurance, such as medical interpretation, teen programming, community health education, and linking patients to housing and food assistance, and job training programs.
The signature games will highlight: Dance for Peace, presented on August 9th by Lowell CHC's Teen BLOCK youth program that focuses on violence prevention; diaper and book drives to benefit patients; an evening highlighting our diverse community; and a kickoff to National Community Health Center Week in August. Lowell CHC will also have use of LeLacheur Park's concourse level during home games to provide health information and outreach and highlight its many community collaborations.
In addition, the Spinners will donate $3.50 of every ticket sold through its online portal to the health center.
"We are grateful and excited to serve as the Nonprofit Presenting Partner for the Lowell Spinner's 2017 season," said Susan West Levine, Health Center CEO. "Just as we are building bridges to accessible health care, the Spinners are building bridges in the community, providing access to affordable, family friendly entertainment while giving nonprofits like the health center an opportunity to spread the word about the work we do. I hope everyone will join us at LeLacheur Park this summer to have fun, do good and cheer the Spinners on."
Baseball returns to LeLacheur Park on Monday, June 19 when the Spinners take on the Vermont Lake Monsters. Tickets are available now at www.lowellspinners.com or by calling the box office at (978) 459-1702.
About Lowell Community Health Center: Founded in 1970, Lowell CHC serves as the family doctor to more almost 30,000 people from Greater Lowell and touches the lives of more than 50,000 individuals through patient care, health education and outreach, and programs for families and teens. For information about Lowell CHC and how to access services, visit www.lchealth.org or call 978.937.9700.
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