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Wappingers Falls, N.Y. (July 22, 2022) –The Hudson Valley Renegades will be hosting a Teddy Bear Toss at Dutchess Stadium on Wednesday, July 27 immediately following that night’s game against the Brooklyn Cyclones. The event is part of the We Care Wednesday program, presented by Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).
The Renegades encourage all fans to bring new teddy bears and stuffed animals to The Dutch for the game, but there will also be a limited number of teddy bears/plush dolls available for sale at the ballpark. Fans can purchase one doll for $3, or five dolls for $10. Proceeds from the sale will benefit WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital. Fans purchasing teddy bears at the game will be given ticket vouchers for a future Renegades game.
Additionally, providers from WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital will be offering a Teddy Bear Clinic for children who bring their favorite stuffed animal to the game or purchase a teddy bear at the ballpark.Stop by the WMCHealth table and say hello to the pediatrics team prior to Wednesday night’s game.
“Teddy Bear Tosses have been done in hockey for years, and we are so happy to be bringing one to The Dutch for the first time ever,” said Marcella Costello, Community Partnerships Manager of the Renegades. “A Teddy Bear Toss is a fun way for both the Renegades and our fans to make a meaningful difference in the life of children in our community.”
Following the game, fans are invited to throw their teddy bears on the field at The Dutch. The Bears will be collected by Renegades staff and donated to Cuddles from Cassidy, a Larchmont, New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comfort and joy to children battling life-threatening illnesses by providing cuddles (care packages with stuffed animals, toys, and tokes of love) to put smiles on their faces.
Additionally, the Renegades will be hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots prior to their Christmas in July game on Tuesday, July 26. Toys will be collected at both the Season Ticket Member and Main Gates at Dutchess Stadium. Fans who bring a toy for donation will receive a ticket voucher for a future Renegades game.
Both Tuesday and Wednesday night’s games against the Brooklyn Cyclones are scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Dutchess Stadium. For tickets and more information, visit www.hvrenegades.com.
ABOUT THE HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
The Renegades are in their second season as the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. They have played their home games at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. since 1994.
ABOUT DIAMOND BASEBALL HOLDINGS
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