From the Aberdeen IronBirds:
Today, in honor of National Philanthropy Day, the Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, announced its 2016 philanthropic efforts throughout the Baltimore and Harford County region.
The IronBirds organization donated to nearly 300 charitable organizations and more than $5,000 in donations through a variety of fundraising efforts, including player-autographed themed jersey auctions, memorabilia and experiential donations and various events held at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. The IronBirds’ beloved mascots, Ferrous and Ripcord, as well as IronBirds players, also made numerous appearances in support of charitable causes throughout the year.
“It’s important for us to get out and invest back into our community, supporting those who have been so supportive of our club.” said IronBirds General Manager Matt Slatus. “We are continuously looking for new organizations and opportunities to expand our reach and make a difference within the community.”
Over the last year, the IronBirds have worked with a variety of local nonprofits and community organizations, including:
– Meals on Wheels
– March of Dimes
– Negro League Museum
– Race Against the Abuse of Children Everywhere (RAACE)
– Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS)
– The Humane Society of Harford County
– The Red Devils Supporting Breast Cancer Families
In addition to charitable donations, the IronBirds have committed time to the betterment of the local community. Recently, IronBirds staff volunteered at Mayor Patrick McGrady’s Keep Aberdeen Beautiful initiative in support of developing a cleaner, safer community. To see the IronBirds staff in action during the clean-up, visit http://bit.ly/KeepAberdeenBeautiful.
Online jersey auctions benefitting The Red Devils will continue throughout the holiday season at http://ironbirds.milbauctions.com/. For more information about how the IronBirds can support your community or nonprofit fundraising efforts, visit the “Community” section at www.IronBirdsBaseball.com or call 410-297-9292.