(Waldorf, MD., Aug. 24, 2018) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs partnered with the United Ministers Coalition of Southern Maryland to host a Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, August 18th.
That Saturday night the Blue Crabs hosted their first annual Faith and Family Night at the ballpark. The night featured nine different church performances on field before the game and was highlighted by the Backpack Giveaway at the front gates. Every student K-12 that came to the game that night received a free ticket to the game, with the first 2000 to arrive also receiving a free Backpack and a free meal during the game.
"One of our goals is to bridge the gap between the church and the community to make the most impact for our families within Southern Maryland,” said Rhonda Alston, Executive Director of the United Ministers Coalition. “We are thankful for the partnership with the Blue Crabs staff that allowed us to share our faith and bring families together for a fun filled evening. Our partnerships with the business committee and churches afforded the Coalition the opportunity to provide youth with supplies this school year."
Staff and volunteers began arriving around 2 P.M. in preparation for the students to arrive around 5 P.M. Each backpack was filled with school supplies for the students, including pencils, pens, paper, and more. School is set to begin for students in Southern Maryland on September 4th, following the Labor Day holiday.
“We were very happy to partner with the United Minsters Coalition on this wonderful event,” said General Manager Courtney Knichel. “Giving children the supplies they need to be ready for the school year ensures that everyone will have the same opportunity to succeed when the bell rings.”
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 play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.