Cedar Rapids Update

More efforts being announced to help the people of Cedar Rapids and other flood victims.

This press release is from the Kernels:

Minor League Baseball donates to Iowa flood relief

June 26, 2008 – Minor League Baseball announced today that they, and the affiliated minor league teams, will be making a donation toward flood relief effort in Iowa. The announcement was made today by Pat O’Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Minor League Baseball.

Minor league baseball clubs are asked to donate 50 cents from each ticket sold from one home game between July 3rd and July 6th. Teams that do not have home games during that time, are encouraged to make a donation as they see fit.

To kick off the effort, Minor League Baseball will donate $50,000 to this relief fund, set up by Minor League Baseball Charities. This fund will be distributed among the four cities in Iowa with minor league baseball teams that were affected by the flooding: Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Davenport.

The Minor League Baseball office will then tally up the totals and distribute like amounts to flood relief efforts in the above cities.

For more information, please contact Jack Roeder in the Kernels Office (319-363-3887).

Mark Cova of the Quakes Booster Club sends along this notice:

On Thursday July 3rd, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Booster Club, with the support of the Quakes front office, will have an auction table on the third base concourse during the Quakes game vs. the Inland Empire 66ers. We normally run our auction table during weekend home games with the proceeds supporting the work of the Booster Club, But on July 3rd, the Booster Club will donate 100% of the gross proceeds to the Cedar Rapids Red Cross. In addition to auctioning the normal memorabilia signed by players and formal players — including some signed by current Angels, we will also be auctioning items specially donated for this auction by the current Quakes players.

BeesGal sends along www.2008flood.org, which I believe was started by Cedar Rapids locals.


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