CORPUS CHRISTI – When Hooks Baseball returns to Whataburger Field for four games this Labor Day Weekend, Coastal Bend residents have an opportunity to provide financial assistance and critical supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Coastal Bend.
Hooks VP/GM Michael Wood announced Wednesday that a portion of the weekend’s proceeds from all ballpark points-of-sale, including retail, concessions, the Whataburger store, Rudy’s Prize Wheel, and the Driscoll Health Plan Kids Zone will go for Hurricane Harvey relief.
In addition, $5 from the sale of every ticket $6 or more goes to the relief effort.
“Our hope is that this weekend’s games offer a respite for those whose lives have been disrupted by such great calamity,” Wood said. “It’s a way for all of us to give back to the Coastal Bend as people work to get back on their feet and rebuild their communities.”
To promote affordability for citizens of affected areas, the Hooks are offering FREE PARKING and “Pay What You Can” seating in Corner Box Reserved sections of the ballpark, based on availability. There is also a grass Berm accommodation when Corner Box seat inventory is exhausted.
To submit an online contribution to our #CoastalBendStrong initiative, go to YouCaring.com/CoastalBendStrong
All proceeds go directly to affected Coastal Bend areas.
The Hooks and San Antonio Missions meet September 2, 3, and 4, at 7:05, 4:05, and 4:05, respectively. Gates open at 5:35, 3:05, and 3:05. Sunday features a doubleheader.
Autographed Corpus Christi Game-Worn Jersey Auction: The Hooks will wear their road gray “Corpus Christi” jersey set during the San Antonio series. Submit your bids online Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Go to cchooks.com beginning Saturday.
Cash Donations: You can provide cash donations to the effort all homestand long by simply contributing at the 5-gallon water bottle at Section 119.
Home Run Dollars: Hooks players have agreed to dedicate their season-long home run dollar take to the effort, so be sure to stuff your dollars into the bait bucket when it’s passed your way after a Corpus Christi home run.
Critical Supply Donations
Ainsworth Trucking is providing a trailer for supplies on the ballpark’s west-side service drive. Donations can be made from 10 a.m. until the end of each game. Please bring:
‣non-perishable food items
‣baby food & formula
‣dried pet food
Earlier this week, the Astros announced the following hurricane relief efforts:
*Jim Crane, the Astros Ownership group and the Astros Foundation pledged to donate $4.0 million to the hurricane relief efforts.
*Proceeds from the Share2Care 50/50 raffle for the remainder of the season will be donated to the American Red Cross, Houston relief efforts targeting hurricane victims.
*Fans wishing to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can now visit YouCaring.com/AstrosHarvey to donate. Proceeds will benefit the Astros Foundation’s hurricane relief efforts.
*Additionally, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that those parties will jointly donate $1.0 million to various relief efforts for the damage throughout the state of Texas created by Hurricane Harvey, including to the American Red Cross.
*The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Spring Training home of the Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida, is also assisting the hurricane relief efforts. They have teamed up with Crane Worldwide to get needed supplies to Houston. The staff at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is accepting donations for the hurricane victims. Crane Worldwide will provide the transportation of the collected items from Florida to Houston. Items can be dropped off at 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407, through Wednesday, September 6.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.