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Rattlers Join Minor League Baseball’s CommUNITY First Campaign

National initiative will raise funds for Feeding America in response to global pandemic
April 29, 2020

GRAND CHUTE, WI – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are joining the MiLB CommUNITY First campaign, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Feeding America®, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19

GRAND CHUTE, WI – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are joining the MiLB CommUNITY First campaign, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Feeding America®, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timber Rattlers fans are encouraged to visit MiLB.com/CommUNITYFirst through May 31 to donate. Once on the site, fans may choose their donation amount and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers as the recipient of their donation to direct funds to the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin region. For every $10 donated in the team’s name, the Timber Rattlers will donate one ticket to a future home game this season or in 2021 to a local hero of the pandemic.

“Community is the core of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Baseball,” said Dayna Baitinger, Director of Community Relations for the team. “We hope to help as many people as we can while recognizing those who are keeping our local communities going during this uncertain time”

School closures, rising unemployment, and rising poverty due to quarantine and extended stay-at-home orders have disproportionately impacted people already at risk of hunger and could result in an estimated additional 17.1 million people experiencing food insecurity in the next six months, according to Feeding America. As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 affiliate, Feeding America has projected a $1.4 billion shortfall in the next six months alone.

In response, contributions from Timber Rattlers fans and Minor League baseball will help ensure families and individuals across the country most impacted by the pandemic are fed and cared for during these uncertain times. Join the national campaign by donating and selecting Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at MiLB.com/CommUNITYFirst and use #MiLBCommUNITYFirst on social media to show your support.