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After serving a homemade four-course steak dinner to veterans in the PawSox Clubhouse on the eve of Veterans Day, the PawSox celebrated the national holiday today as well, presenting a check of $3,000 to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island in ceremonies with Governor Raimondo at the Warwick Mall. Also attending the ceremonies were United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Representative Jim Langevin.
This presentation of funds from the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation was the latest in a series of club initiatives to help veterans. Last November 13, the PawSox presented their first steak dinner in the clubhouse for veterans. Then, during the season, they unveiled their “In Debt to a Vet” program, in which a veteran took the field between innings during each home game to be honored and to feel the spontaneous standing ovation of gratitude from fans.
“These efforts bring joy to all of us with the PawSox,” said PawSox President Dr. Charles A. Steinberg, who presented the donation today to Operation Stand Down. “All who have generously contributed to the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation-including the partners who own our club-are seeing their charitable funds benefit deserving members of our community. The passionate people who created Operation Stand Down and the veterans we were honored to meet were so very grateful. We know our gesture is modest, but we love when the community’s baseball team can help improve the lives of those who sacrificed so much for all of us.”
Operation Stand Down’s mission is to get homeless veterans back on their feet, and provide necessary resources to those who have served our country.
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