Continuing my recent trend of Thursday afternoon Shorebirds news, this came to my attention and certainly is worth yours as well:
Your Delmarva Shorebirds and the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore are teaming up to present the Delmarva Community a “Carnival of Caring Day” on Sunday, May 4th. The day will revolve around a 2:05 p.m. Shorebirds game and will feature over 15 non-profit organizations and other community partners, who will be set up around the ballpark with information booths, each offering unique games and prizes for kids of all ages to play and win. Expect to see face painters, ring toss, carousel rides, a moon bounce, live radio remotes with the Q105 Q Bear, the Froggy 99.9 Frog, Max 92.5 and Cat Country prize wheels where you can win t-shirts and CD’s, the Comcast Wheel of Fortune and more. The first 200 fans to visit the Cat Country table will receive 2008 NASCAR Schedule Posters!
The goal of the event is to generate community awareness and support for our local non-profit organizations so they can better serve those in need in our Delmarva Community and we can all lend a hand in making our Eastern Shore a healthier and happier place to live. Doors open at noon with tickets to the game available at the box office for $6. Fundraiser tickets that go to support these organizations can be purchased through the Shorebirds by contacting them at (410) 219-3112 ext. 144 or you can print off a ticket order form online at www.theshorebirds.com. $3 from each ticket purchased this way will go to benefit the United Way. Fundraiser tickets must be purchased in advance of May 4th.
“The Delmarva Shorebirds are an amazing partner and are truly committed to helping our local United Way make a difference in our community. The Carnival of Caring Day is a wonderful way to bring all United Way member agencies together and highlight the many great things we are doing for people in need on the Lower Shore.” – Aaron Reid, Director of Donor Relations – United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.
Participating agencies in the event are…
- United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters
- Delmarva Boy Scouts
- Coastal Hospice
- Delmarva Community Services
- Dove Pointe
- Easter Seals
- Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts
- Life Crisis Center
- Helping Hands
- M.A.C., Inc.
- Maryland Food Bank
- American Red Cross – Lower Shore
- Worcester Youth/Family Counseling Services
As a special treat for the game, the Maryland Food Bank and Food Lion have teamed up to offer Macaroni Noise Makers. Visit your local Food Lion and purchase the Food Lion brand of Macaroni, bring it to the game with you and shake it up to make some noise for your Home Town Team and then donate the box of macaroni to the Maryland Food Bank as you exit the stadium.
The United Way “Carnival of Caring Day” takes place Sunday, May 4th at Perdue Stadium. Gates open at noon with the game beginning at 2:05 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, starting as low as $6! To order yours and support the United Way call 410-219-3112 or visit www.theshorebirds.com.
I really don’t have a whole lot to add to that except – see you there! Tonight will feature yet another Shorebird of the Week.