The Tri-City ValleyCats assist the community by donating tickets and merchandise to non-profit organizations to be used in raffles or auctions. To request a donation for your event or fundraiser fill out the form below!
Whether through partnerships with charitable organizations, or the volunteer efforts of staff, the ValleyCats organization recognizes and embraces the responsibility to make a difference in the Capital Region! Whether using their resources to assist a non-profit organization in raising funds, or providing youth teams with a safe field to play on, the Tri-City ValleyCats strive to fulfill every opportunity in the community. As a member of the New York-Peann League, the ValleyCats were annually one of the top teams in regards to community contributions - both in goods and services donated, and funds raised in stadium. As a new member of the Frontier League, the 'Cats look to continue that trend with their charitable efforts in the Capital Region.
The ValleyCats make over 175 appearances each year throughout the Capital Region with stops at libraries, schools, sporting events, walks, 5K's, corporate partners' events, and hospitals. To request an appearance fill out the form below!
Partnering with Key Bank, the ValleyCats will spotlight a different non-profit organization at each of the ValleyCats home games. Each night, one organization has the opportunity to table at the ballpark for purposes of educating ValleyCats fans about their organization. To request information see below!
With every strikeout recorded by a ValleyCats pitcher at home, Bank of America will donate $20.00 to the Food Pantries of the Capital District!
The Tri-City ValleyCats partnered with American National Insurance to recognize nine heroes within the Capital Region community during a special on-field ceremony. The "Home Run Community Heroes Starting Nine" is chosen through a fan nomination process. Stay tuned on how to nominate a hero in your life!
The ValleyCats signature event each spring is the "4 in 24 Field Renovation Project." With the support of partners like BlueShield of Northeastern NY and Hannaford Supermarkets, the ValleyCats staff rebuilds four youth baseball or softball fields in a twenty-four hour time frame.
The 'Cats Crew Kids Club is a fun program for children 12 and under, offering unique opportunities at the ballpark. For only $20, all kids club members receive a welcome letter, a membership lanyard, quarterly newsletters, a goodie bag and an invitation to Kids Club events at "The Joe" including an exclusive picnic with the ValleyCats players.
During the season the ValleyCats partnered with American National Insurance and Habitat for Humanity Capital District on "Home Runs for Homes!" For each 'Cats home run hit at "The Joe", American National donated $50 to Habitat!
- 'Cats Academy Tech Tshirt
- 'Cats Academy Cap
- Instruction by ValleyCats Players & Staff at The Joe
- 2022 Team Card Set & Sharpie
- Lunch Each Day
- (4) Grandstand Ticket Vouchers for a 2022 Game
- Emailed Tips from 'Cats Players and Coaching Staff
Through partnerships with community minded corporate partners, the ValleyCats are able to offer complimentary tickets to local nonprofit organizations and groups who work with children and families that may not otherwise be able to attend a professional game.
Early each season the ValleyCats host a special matinee game for school children. The game features an educational program and curriculum tying baseball into learning! Corporate partners such as Regeneron,Transfinder, and First New York Federal Credit Union help to offset costs so that hundreds of students can attend the game, receiving a ticket and lunch.
The 'Cats recognize the importance of reading, and throughout the year the front office and SouthPaw visit local libraries and schools to read to young fans. During the season, members of the team read to kids in attendance prior to each Sunday Funday game, and each kid goes home with a copy of the book courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Troy.