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SPRINGDALE, Ark. – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are releasing information about their popular fundraising programs for Season 10 of Naturals Baseball scheduled to begin at Arvest Ballpark on Thursday, April 6 against the San Antonio Missions at 6:25 p.m. for Opening Day. The Naturals fundraising programs surpassed the $100,000 mark in terms of amount raised in each of the past six (6) seasons and is available to all non-profits, sports teams, school organizations, civic groups, and churches.
Fundraising programs at Arvest Ballpark are offered for a pre-determined Sunday-Thursday home game. Participating groups will resell 1B/3B Reserved tickets for their selected game for $8, which is $1 less than the day of game price. No deposit is required after the date is scheduled; however, the Naturals ask that a member of the fundraising group informs their designated Account Executive 10-14 days before the game with the exact amount of tickets that will be needed for their game so that there is ample time to get the tickets to the group. The percentage of the money that the organization will receive back is based upon the total amount of tickets sold for the pre-determined game and can be up to an even 50/50 split.
The Naturals encourage large groups to participate in the fundraising program as there is no maximum to the amount of tickets that can be sold. As an incentive and a reward, the Naturals will offer prizes to all groups as well as their top sellers. There are different levels based on the size of the group but prizes can include a Pre-Game or Post-Game photo on the field for your group, 10 person VIP Tour of Arvest Ballpark before or during the game, undated vouchers that can be used for tickets to a future Naturals game, an autograph baseball, and one (1) ceremonial first pitch at your designated fundraising date.
The Naturals will also provide ticket forms and promotional materials to assist with the effort. In addition, a free Strike the Sasquatch mascot appearance is offered to groups to help promote their scheduled fundraiser at the ballpark.
During the 2016 season a total of 125 groups took advantage of the Naturals fundraising programs and sold 29,170 tickets, which raised a collective $114,125. Those 125 groups consisted of 29 Community Partners, 67 performance groups, and an additional 29 groups that comprised of high school baseball teams, sports organizations, school groups, and churches.
The fundraising flyer is currently available and can be found on our website at www.nwanaturals.com under the Groups & Events tab or by emailing us at [email protected]. To check date availability or if you have any questions about the Naturals fundraising programs, call us at (479) 927-4900 or visit our Administrative Offices located at Arvest Ballpark.
Non-profit groups seeking more exposure for their cause can inquire about the Community Partner Program that offers free marketing exposure for participating groups to go along with the standard benefits of our ticket fundraising program.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. For more information, including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit NWANaturals.com, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and Facebook.com/Naturals.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.