The Sugar Land Skeeters are proud to announce that the Skeeters Baseball Foundation will donate $51,000 to youth charities in Fort Bend County and the Greater Houston in 2019. This represents an increase of $30,000 over the previous year resulting primarily from the implementation of the 50/50 lottery during the 2018 season.
In addition, the Skeeters Baseball Foundation, through its Deacon’s Dugout initiative, will donate Skeeters tickets to several local charities.
The Skeeters Baseball Foundation raised $140,695 in gross proceeds in the inaugural season of the 50/50 Raffle. It was the ninth-highest total of any minor league baseball team in the United States and it was the most of any team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
“Texas voters approved the 50/50 lottery in 2017 and in 2018, our first lottery year, we surpassed even our most aggressive expectations.” said Skeeters Owner and Skeeters Foundation Founder, Marcie Zlotnik. “The Skeeters fans are the cornerstone of this success. Their continued support and enthusiasm made our vision a reality and I couldn’t be prouder and more grateful”
The Skeeters Foundation is proud to support the following organizations through grants and/or ticket programs:
- The Arc of Fort Bend
- Achieve Fort Bend County
- Parks Youth Ranch
- Hope for Three
- Alief YMCA
- Girls Inc.
- Achieve Fort Bend County
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston
- Access Health
- Lunches of Love
- Sugar Land Cowboys Football and Cheer
- Spring Spirit
- Bridging the Digital Divide
- Sugar Land Youth Cricket Club
“It’s one thing to see the staggering amount of money we were able to raise in the first year of the 50/50 raffle,” said Skeeters Baseball Foundation President Larry Lobue. “But then it’s another thing to see exactly where this money is going to and what organizations it will affect. All the money we made from the raffle is being poured right back into the community and that’s exactly what we envisioned and hoped for from it.”
The 50/50 Raffle has returned for the 2019 season and has raised $26,295 in gross proceeds through 17 home games thus far.
For information on how to donate to the Skeeters Baseball Foundation as well as apply for grants and ticket programs, please email [email protected] or visit sugarlandskeeters.com and click on the “Foundation” tab at the top of the home page.
The Skeeters Baseball Foundation will be holding its annual Skeeters Kickball Classic on Sept. 28 and its annual Skeeters and Scouts event on Nov. 11. Registration for the Kickball Classic is open to teams and spsonsors. To secure your spot, email foun[email protected] or visit the “Foundation” page at sugarlandskeeters.com.
The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities for culturally, racially and economically diverse populations in the Fort Bend county and surrounding areas.
The Skeeters, winners of the 2018 Atlantic League Championship, begin their eighth season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball at Constellation Field. Individual tickets, season tickets and mini plans for the 2019 season are currently available and can be purchased by visiting sugarlandskeeters.com, the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field, or by calling the Skeeters at 281-240-4487.
All Skeeters home games can be streamed live on the Skeeters Youtube page or can be listened to live by visiting sugarlandskeeters.com
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