Rainiers, Union Bank Homer For Kids

South Sound organizations help send kids to baseball camp

By Tacoma Rainiers | August 3, 2012 3:50 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Rainiers and Union Bank have partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound to swing for the fences and send underprivileged youth to baseball camp this summer.

For every home run hit by a Rainiers player during home games played from July 12th-August 20th, Union Bank has pledged to donate $50 toward scholarships to the Boys and Girls Club baseball camp held at Cheney Stadium on Tuesday, August 21st.

The Rainiers have committed to matching the donation contributed by Union Bank and will give an equal amount dedicated to sponsoring underprivileged youth at this year's camp.

"Investing in the youth in our communities is a priority for Union Bank, and we are delighted to partner with the Tacoma Rainiers to further strengthen our relationship with Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound," said Maryetta Williams, Union Bank's SVP and Regional Manager for the bank's South Puget Sound branches. "We look forward to seeing you at Cheney Stadium and providing yet another reason to cheer for every home run hit by a Rainiers' player."

Along with lunch and a complimentary T-shirt, every participant at this year's baseball camp will be provided an opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the top players and premium prospects on the Rainiers. Campers will sit in on a team meeting with Tacoma manager Daren Brown before taking part in a variety of baseball drills. An autograph session will be held at the conclusion of the camp.

The following night, Wednesday, August 22nd, every participant at the camp and their families will be treated to a night out at the ballpark as the Rainiers host a 7:05 p.m. contest against the Las Vegas 51s.

For any additional information regarding this year's camp or to donate a scholarship for a camper, please contact Jinnie Hanson, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Boy and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, at (253) 502-4618 or by emailing hansonj@bgcsps.org.

To purchase season tickets, group packages or party decks for the 2012 season, please call (253) 752-7707 or email tickets@tacomarainiers.com. Up-to-date news and notes leading up to the season can be found at www.tacomarainiers.com and by following the Rainiers on Twitter or liking the team on Facebook

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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