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Visalia Rawhide Owners Team Up to Donate $30,000 for Community Relief

Visalia Rawhide donates $30,000 to local charities to support community members during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 15, 2020

Visalia, CA- The Sigal Family, owners of the Visalia Rawhide, have committed over $30,000 to Central Valley non-profits to immediately assist those in need during the current national emergency. The Rawhide staff and the Central Valley Community Foundation have been key in researching and advising where funds should be allocated.

Visalia, CA- The Sigal Family, owners of the Visalia Rawhide, have committed over $30,000 to Central Valley non-profits to immediately assist those in need during the current national emergency. The Rawhide staff and the Central Valley Community Foundation have been key in researching and advising where funds should be allocated.

Joe Ross, Director of Community Partnerships for the Rawhide, would have been leading cheers and interviewing fans at a Rawhide game this week. Instead he has been reaching out to community members to learn how the Rawhide can help. “I am glad to be able to be part of the Rawhide’s generous efforts,” said Ross.

“We have been touched by our staff’s deep concern for our neighbors and our community’s willingness to chip in wherever they can.” said Sam Sigal, Vice President of First Pitch Entertainment, LLC, owners of the Visalia Rawhide. “We are grateful to these non-profit organizations for the vital work they are doing on the frontlines today and for their continued leadership in ensuring a strong and healthy tomorrow."

Organizations receiving grants include:

Central Valley Community Foundation, Emergency Response Fund

Central Valley Health Foundation/ Adventist Health

Family Health Care Network

Food Link of Tulare County

Kaweah Delta Hospital

Kings Community Action Organization

Neighborhood Industries Take Care Fund

Sierra View Hospital

Tulare Hospital

Valley Children’s Hospital

Visalia Emergency Aid Council

Visalia Rescue Mission

In addition to monetary assistance, the Rawhide has partnered with Neighborhood Industries’ Take Care Grocery Relief Program. The Rawhide staff are volunteering to distribute Neighborhood Industries’ grocery boxes throughout Tulare County from a Satellite Distribution Center set up at Rawhide Ballpark.

If you or someone you know is in need of an emergency grocery box, please visit https://bitwiseindustries.com/takecare-request

Want to help? For only $20 you can help provide a family in need with a week supply of Groceries. If you would like to support the Take Care Program, please consider making a monetary donation at www.neighborhoodindustries.org.

For more information on COVID-19 in Tulare County please visit www.tchhsa.org

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 74th year of play in 2020. The Rawhide renovated their home at Recreation Ballpark in 2009 and have since become the largest gathering of individuals in Tulare County. In 2020, the Rawhide look to continue their reputation for hosting competitive baseball while providing affordable family entertainment and defending the 2019 California League Championship. To be a part of the 2020 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).