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WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) – The Lexington Legends, WKYT and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Lexington Legends are giving back $1 for each ticket issued to Wednesday’s August 30 double header against the Augusta GreenJackets. Volunteers from the American Red Cross will also be at the game to collect money at the gates as fans enter Whitaker Bank Ballpark. In addition, the Legends are also donating $5 for every Legends hit, walk, and stolen base during the double header. The video boards will be showcasing “Text HARVEY to 90999,” the “Text to Give” number for fans to make an automatic $10 donation to the American Red Cross. This code will also be featured on the video boards throughout the Red, White and Boom 2017 Music Festival taking place at Whitaker Bank Ballpark September 1-3.
“Minor League Baseball has announced that MiLB Charities will be matching all Harvey Relief fundraising efforts its clubs collect, up to $10,000” said Andy Shea, Legends President and CEO. “The Legends want to be able to give as much as they can and we ask our fans to help the American Red Cross and those affected in Texas, in any way they are able — join us at the ballpark on August 30.”
Also taking place August 30, American Red Cross board members and volunteers will be taking donations over the phone at WKYT between 4 and 7 p.m., with live cut-ins to the ballpark with WKYT Sports Director Brian Milam. There will also be a live radio-a-thon from the Kentucky Ale Taproom inside of Whitaker Bank Ballpark for fans to call in and donate. Radio stations participating in the radio-a-thon to be announced later by the American Red Cross.
By donating to the American Red Cross relief effort, Kentuckians can show they stand with Texas after the devastating hurricane damage and flooding impacting the Lone Star state.
The American Red Cross says there are more than 17,000 people in Texas seeking refuge in shelters. Red Cross spokesman Don Lauritzen said Tuesday that there are 45 shelters in the Houston area, along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere. He says more are opening in Louisiana.
“The American Red Cross is grateful to partner with the Lexington Legends as we respond to the needs from Hurricane Harvey” said Tawanda Owsley, Executive Director of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. “The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-REDCROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.”
For more information, please contact Sarah Bosso at [email protected] or 859-422-7855. The Legends, a Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and a member of the South Atlantic League, return home to Whitaker Bank Ballpark for their final two games of the season, on August 29 at 7:05pm, and a double-header on August 30 at 5:35pm against the Augusta GreenJackets, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. For ticket information, call 859-422-7867 or visit www.LexingtonLegends.com