Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The Portland Sea Dogs have announced that they will once again hold their annual food drive. This marks the tenth year of the event. The food drive will begin on Monday, January 4th and will run through Friday, January 29th. All the collected food items will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
As in the past, the formula for this years food drive will be “Buy One, Bring One, Get One.” For every ticket purchased and every donated food item you bring, you will receive a free Sea Dogs ticket to the same game. For example, if you buy three tickets to the June 6th game and bring in three food items, you will receive three additional complimentary tickets of equal or lesser value to the June 6th game. The offer is good on all types of seating, Box, Reserved, & General Admission; subject to availability.
Fans may take advantage of this offer by bringing their non-perishable food items to the Hadlock Field Box Office. The Sea Dogs Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
In relation, the Sea Dogs team store fundraising program will donate 10% of weekly sales back to local non-profit organizations.
The first five weeks in 2010 will be non-profit weeks at the Sea Dogs Souvenir Store located at Hadlock Field. Each non-profit organization has been assigned a week, the Sea Dogs will donate 10% of the weeks’ souvenir store sales back to the non-profit organization.
The Sea Dogs will work with the following non-profit organizations during the programs’ inaugural campaign in 2010; The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Youth Alternatives Ingraham, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Susan Curtis Foundation, and STRIVE. The Sea Dogs team store fundraising program is a great way for fans to support its local non-profits and get some great Sea Dogs gear.
The Sea Dogs Souvenir Store is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM during the team store fundraising campaign. Only in store sales are eligible for the program, online sales are not included in the fundraising campaign.
Supporters of the various organizations are encouraged to visit the Sea Dogs Souvenir Shop during their designated week.
Organization Designated Week/ Hours
Animal Refuge League Tuesday, January 05- Friday, January 08 10:00-5:00 PM
Youth Alternatives Ingraham Tuesday, January 12- Friday, January 15 10:00-5:00 PM
ME Children’s Cancer Prgm Tuesday, January 19- Friday, January 22 10:00-5:00 PM
Susan Curtis Foundation Tuesday, January 26- Friday, January 29 10:00-5:00 PM
STRIVE Tuesday, February 2- Friday, February 5 10:00-5:00 PM
The Portland Sea Dogs open the 2010 season on April 8th in Reading, Pennsylvania. The home opener is set for Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 PM against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees) at Hadlock Field. The 2010 season is the Sea Dogs’ 17th season in Portland and eighth as an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Tickets for the 2010 season are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or on-line at www.seadogs.com.
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