05/11/2020 7:57 AM
4,106 Food Items Donated
Waldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced the final tally of food items from their Food Drive hosted at Regency Furniture Stadium on Friday, May 8th.
The Blue Crabs Food Drive collected 4,106 food items, many monetary donations, and non-food donations such as toilet paper.
The Blue Crabs teamed up with The Arnold House, Lifestyles of Maryland, The Salvation Army, The United Way, and The Red Cross to execute the Food Drive which incorporated socially distanced volunteers and a drive and go style contactless drop off.
The Blue Crabs donated tickets for any 2020 or 2021 game to everyone that donated food. After the Food Drive, all money was given to the charities, and the food was delivered directly to Lifestyles of Maryland where the food will sit in a quarantine period before being split between charities.
“It means so much to have the ability to facilitate an event that helps our community during a time in need. With that being said, this outpouring of donations speaks to the type of people we have here in Southern Maryland. This food was donated by our community, for our community,” 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.