SUGAR LAND, TX—The Sugar Land Skeeters Foundation promotes education and healthy activities for youth in the Fort Bend and Greater Houston area. Marcie Zlotnik, co-owner of the Skeeters and President of the Foundation said, “The communities have embraced and supported the Skeeters since our inception. Their enthusiasm has been overwhelming. The goal of our Foundation is to reward this kindness and make a difference in the lives of children.”
As part of the Foundation’s Deacon’s Dugout initiative, the Skeeters began a three-year campaign with the Alief YMCA to support new tee-ball and coach pitch leagues targeted to economically disadvantaged kids for the surrounding neighborhoods. In 2018, the campaign’s third year, the Foundation donated a total of $5,000 to cover the players’ registration fees and to provide uniforms, a ball and a glove to all participants.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
The Foundation recently donated $5,000 to The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston in an effort to support their BatterUp Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston/Richmond/Rosenberg. This program provides summer leagues, instructional sessions and clinics for the children to attend in order to not only teach the fundamentals of the sport, but to improve the overall coordination and health of the youth. The Boys & Girls Club can be seen wearing jerseys with the Skeeters logo and parading the Championship Flag during their season.
PARKS YOUTH RANCH AND THE ARC OF FORT BEND COUNTY
Along with Alief YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club, the Skeeters Foundation also donated $5,000 to Parks Youth Ranch to purchase outdoor workout station equipment for their resident youths. Each piece of equipment is specifically tailored to utilize and strengthen different muscles throughout their body. The Foundation also donated $5,000 to The Arc of Fort Bend County to send their children to the Special Olympics. The Arc helps these athletes to enhance their physical abilities and achieve milestones that would not otherwise be possible.
50/50 RAFFLE – NEW IN 2018
This year the Foundation is excited to announce the 50/50 Raffle, a new addition to each Skeeters home game. Each game, fans will have the opportunity to “get rich or donate trying” by purchasing raffle tickets with half of the overall jackpot going to the winner and the other half benefiting the Skeeters Baseball Foundation to help make a huge difference in the community. So far, the 50/50 Raffle has raised over $8,000 to benefit the Foundation and rewarded $10,000 to the winners.
The fourth annual Skeeters Baseball Foundation Kickball Classic, held on September 23, 2017 at Constellation Field, was a huge success raising over $15,000. Local area businesses joined together for a day of fun-filled kickball competition in support of the Skeeters Foundation.
Over 200 players participated in the tournament, with Fluor Cares taking home the Carl Favre Memorial Trophy for first place and the Sugar Land Skeeters team taking second place. “You’re Kicking Me Smalls” of Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony was awarded best team name and Pisula Development’s team, “Royal Pitches,” won the best costume award. Taking second place for their costumes was Radley Staffing’s “Kickaholics” and “New Kicks on the Block” of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land also took second for their team name.
This year, the fifth annual Skeeters Kickball Classic will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Constellation Field. For more information and to sign up, call 281-207-9112 or email [email protected]
On Monday, April 30, 2018 the Foundation hosted its annual Golf Fore Skeeters event at TopGolf-Katy. With over 23 teams participating, a total of $15,000 was generated. The gold medal went to the team from PG Professional Golf with Yellowstone Landscape receiving the silver medal and the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor receiving the award for lowest score of the day.
For more information on the Sugar Land Skeeters Foundation, how to donate and get involved, fans are encouraged to visit www.SugarLandSkeeters.com.
Individual tickets are available now at SugarLandSkeeters.com, our mobile app, and at the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field. For more information, call 281-240-4487.
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