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Published On: October 31st, 2023


Battle Creek, MI –

This summer, during the 2023 Battle Creek Battle Jacks season at MCCU Field, a limited-edition Cereal City Baseball jersey was created with the sole purpose – to raise funds for a local not-for-profit.

Forty Cereal City Baseball jerseys were auctioned off and a donation of $1,000 was presented to Ellen Lassiter Collier, CEO, S.A.F.E. Place in October.

“We’re so grateful for the support of community partners such as MCCU and the Battle Jacks. These organizations go above and beyond to make an impact on the mission of SAFE Place – creating safety for and empowering survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. The funds raised from this auction will directly support the 3,400 survivors we serve each year,” said Lassiter Collier.

Since 2022, the Battle Jacks and MCCU have held a fundraiser as part of the Battle Jacks regular season. “Each year, we select a not-for-profit in the community to raise money for,” said Corrie Rozell, CEO, MCCU. “This year, we directed our fundraising efforts to benefit S.A.F.E. Place, supporting a vital organization serving our community.”

“This is the second year we designed a one-of-a-kind jersey for the fundraiser with MCCU,” said Denny Smith, General Manager, Battle Creek Battle Jacks. “This year’s jersey was designed to pay homage to Battle Creek and what we thought would be popular amongst fans – we definitely achieved our goal of selling all forty jerseys.”


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The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.