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2013 community outreach

  1. 1. The Crosscutters hosted our 7th annual Hot Stove League Dinner and Auction in January, 2013, with proceeds from the event going to YWCA Northcentral PA. Guest speakers from both the Phillies and the Crosscutters marked the night, including former Major Leaguers Denny McLain and Tom O'Malley. The night also featured a live and silent auction of sports memorabilia. More than 300 people attended this sold out event. A portion of the ticket proceeds and all money raised from the auctions was donated to the YWCA. In all, $4000 was raised.
  2. 2. For 17 seasons the Crosscutters have been promoting the importance of reading and education through the Grand Slam Reading Program. Each spring a member of the Cutters staff and mascot Boomer visit local elementary schools to promote reading. The students are encouraged to read, especially during the summer months. Students who read 4 books during the summer "win" two free tickets to a Crosscutters game. One lucky student was randomly drawn from all participants as the Grand Prize winner and received a new laptop computer from Susquehanna Computer Innovations. Again this year nearly 30 schools participated, with almost 10,000 students enrolled in the program.
  3. 3. On June 29, the Crosscutters host a 5k Run for the Children's Development Center of Williamsport. Runners and walkers had the chance to run with the Cutters manager and members of our coaching staff. A total of $10,000 was raised.
  4. 4. On June 29 the Crosscutters held Turn Back the Clock Night and went back in time to honor the 1989 Williamsport Bills. Unique Williamsport Bills replica jerseys were worn by players and coaches. Fans could bid on the jerseys during the game through a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Veterans Memorial Park of Williamsport. Through the auction, over $3,200.00 was raised.
  5. 5. The Crosscutters rang in the Fourth of July holiday with a special cap auction on July 3. Players and coaches were outfitted in limited edition Stars ‘N’ Stripes caps for the game, and fans had the chance to bid on these game- worn caps throughout the game. The auction raised $250.00, with proceeds donated to Prevent Child Abuse PA.
  6. 6. The Crosscutters celebrated Irish Heritage Night on July 20 with plenty of Irish food, folklore and even Irish Jig dancers! The players also wore special Irish themed jerseys that were auctioned off to fans during the game. The luck of the Irish was with us, as over $3,100.00 was raised for K’s for Cancer, a locally founded charity.
  7. 7. On August 3 the Crosscutters celebrated Military Appreciation night. The night included special military themed jerseys that were worn by Cutters players and coaches, that were auctioned off during the game. Proceeds from the auction benefited the Sgt. Sean Thomas foundation and local Masonic charities. A total of $2,945.00 was raised in all.
  8. 8. On August 5 the Crosscutters held our first annual Dominican Plate, an event to celebrate the culture and heritage of our Latin players and community members, with all proceeds benefitting locally founded A.C.E.S. – a charity focused on education efforts in the Dominican. The night featured traditional Dominican food, drink and dancing all served up by the Cutters’ Latin players. This first ever event raised $2,900 for the A.C.E.S. program.
  9. 9. During the 2013 season, the Crosscutters held 2 food drives and 1 clothing drive at Historic Bowman Field. Fans who donated any canned or non-perishable food item, or gently worn apparel item during these drives received a General Admission ticket to that night's game for just $1. Over 1,000 pounds of food and 500 pounds of clothing was collected and donated to the Central PA Food Bank, The American Rescue Workers, and The Salvation Army, where it was distributed to local families in need.
  10. 10. Throughout the season the Crosscutters provided local charitable organizations the opportunity to join us at the ballpark and promote their programs. This new initiative called Charitable Tuesdays highlighted one organization at each Tuesday game. The organization was interviewed on- field before the game, got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and was able to set up a table in our concourse to distribute information to Cutters’ fans. Six organizations participated in this program. Participating Organizations: • Tiadaghton Forest Fire Fighters Association • Sandy S. Eddinger Ovarian Cancer Foundation • A.C.E.S. • Lycoming County United Way • Williamsport Independent Media • PA Partner in the Arts Program
  11. 11. The Crosscutters again teamed up with businesses throughout the community to present the Lycoming County United Way Home Run Team in 2013. Local businesses pledged to donated $25 each time a Cutters player hit a home run at Historic Bowman Field. In 2013, this initiative raised over $13,750.00 for the Lycoming County United Way. With the annual help of local businesses, the Home Run Team has raised more than $136,000 over 19 seasons.
  12. 12. The Williamsport Crosscutters partnered with Susquehanna Bank to deliver the Stikeouts for Stellar Education program. Throughout the 2013 season, Susquehanna Bank made a donation for every strikeout thrown by a Cutters pitcher during home games. $5,000 was raised for CAPPA which benefits local, underpriveledged children.
  13. 13. The Crosscutters players, staff and mascot Boomer make it a point to be involved in our local community. Throughout the year you can find the Cutters’ visiting numerous events, schools and organizations.
  14. 14. Each year the Crosscutters make ticket, merchandise and autographed memorabilia donations to local charitable organizations. In 2013, the Crosscutters made more than $8,500.00 in in-kind donations.
  15. 15. Thank you for your continued support! The Crosscutters look forward to continuing to serve the Williamsport area and surrounding communities. For questions regarding the Crosscutters community outreach programs, appearances and donations, please contact Sarah Budd (570)326-3389 or sarah@crosscutters.com