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DAYTON, OHIO – The Dayton Dragons Foundation and Day Air Credit Union announced today that $17,327.50 will be presented to the Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc. after completion of a special holiday online 50/50 raffle. The 50/50 raffle began on December 1 and continued until December 14. A total of $34,655 was generated and was split equally between the Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc. and the lucky winner.
“We’re thankful to have been chosen by the Dayton Dragons and Day Air Credit Union as the charity partner in this fun, online raffle. Both organizations have proven committed to making the Dayton region a better place to live. This event was a perfect fit for us since all proceeds will benefit our mission of providing a “home away from home” for families of hospitalized military men and women,” said Chris Stanley, Executive Director at Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc.
“We’re thrilled with the Miami Valley’s response to our annual holiday raffle and thrilled to be able to present over $17,000 to another great local charitable program located at the Dayton VA – the Fisher House this holiday season,” said Dragons President, Robert Murphy. “We are thankful for our partnership with Day Air Credit Union in making this happen.”
“Day Air is committed to strengthening our community, and our partners at the Dayton Dragons share this same passion.” Day Air Credit Union CEO and President, Bill Burke said. “We’re proud that our efforts this holiday season led to a significant donation for the Dayton VA Fisher house and ensured vulnerable veterans and their families receive much-needed support.”
Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge. The Fisher Houses offer physical and emotional support to our servicemen and servicewomen, providing the opportunity for military and Veteran families to stay together and support each other when a loved one is undergoing medical treatment. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room. To learn more about how you can help, visit www.fnhi.org.
Throughout the 2022 season, the Dragons conducted 50/50 raffles, raising thousands of dollars for local charities and the Dragons Foundation. The Pink Ribbon Girls, CultureWorks, and others received money from the raffle, along with the Dragons Foundation, which provides necessary funding and resources to support the countless donations, charitable giving requests, in-kind donations, unique game experiences, and community wide Dragons programs.
More Information:_ The Dayton Dragons are the affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play 66 home games at beautiful Day Air Ballpark, in the heart of the Water Street District. Deposits for 2023 season tickets are being accepted now. For information about season tickets, including the new Business Club and Family Club, contact the Dragons by calling at (937) 228-2287, emailing at [email protected], or go to daytondragons.com. Information is also available regarding hospitality areas and sponsorship opportunities._