VISALIA, CA - On Thursday, staff from the four teams in the California League Northern Division presented a check of $7,293 to Mike Lerch, the principal of Ridgeview High School. Ridgeview High School was destroyed by the California fires last Fall.
In December, the California League came together to raise money for those affected by the fires. Hats were created with each logo of the California League teams and sold for a limited time. The proceeds from those hat sales by Visalia Rawhide, San Jose Giants, Modesto Nuts, and Stockton Ports were given to Ridgeview High School.
Staff from the Rawhide, Giants, and Nuts traveled to Chico to present the check and tour the site of Ridgeview High School. Before the check presentation at the Chico Boys and Girls Club, Lerch gave the staff members a tour of the Boys and Girls Club which is the temporary home of Ridgeview High School students.
Want to be a part of this fundraiser? The Rawhide still have a small amount of Fire Fundraiser hats available! Contact Joel@rawhidebaseball.com to reserve yours before they are all gone.
About the Visalia Rawhide
The Visalia Rawhide are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League and are the only professional sports team in Tulare and Kings counties. The team has been an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2007 and is entering their 73nd year of play in 2019. The Rawhide renovated their home at Recreation Ballpark in 2009 and have since become the largest gathering of individuals in Tulare County. In 2019, the Rawhide look to continue their reputation for hosting competitive baseball while providing affordable family entertainment. To be a part of the 2019 Visalia Rawhide season, please contact the Visalia Rawhide Ticket Office at 559.732.4433, visit us online at rawhidebaseball.com, or follow us on Facebook (TheRawhide), Instagram (@VisaliaRawhide), and Twitter (@VisaliaRawhide).
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