01/15/2020 11:01 AM
Waldorf, MD – On Wednesday afternoon the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs reported $51,632 of donations to the Southern Maryland community in 2019.
The donation total surpassed the team’s original goal by more than $16,000. The Blue Crabs donated to 179 different organizations in 2019.
More than ten times per season, the Blue Crabs team up with a local charity, and create a special edition jersey to auction off after a game. Fans get to go on the field and take a picture with the player who’s jersey they purchased, and all of the proceeds go to charity.
The team also gives tickets and suites to local charities and silent auctions. Additionally, any organization can set up a fundraiser in which they sell tickets, and get back a percentage of all tickets sold.
The Pinch Fund is yet another way that the team gives back. It is a charitable organization that is run by the Blue Crabs that is constantly donating to organizations in Southern Maryland.
“Southern Maryland natives have supported us from day one. As we grow as an organization, we continue to give back to our community, because we wouldn’t be here without them”, said Blue Crabs General Manager, Courtney Knichel.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs - The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs, set to kick off their 13th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) - With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a, player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.