Rockers Continue Tradition of Giving Back to Community in 2021
Partnership with businesses and fan support allows over $63,000 to be distributed among local non-profit organizations
Ashwaubenon, Wis.—The Green Bay Rockers, formerly known as the Green Bay Booyah during the 2021 season, are proud to announce that through business partnerships and tremendous fan support, the organization was able to raise over $63,000 to benefit local non-profit organizations this year. The Rockers deployed a variety of different formats to raise funds throughout the season.
Always popular amongst fans, alternate jerseys were worn by the team during select games in 2021 and included in silent auctions, with the proceeds benefitting charitable organizations. Sunbelt Rentals was the presenting sponsor of a camouflage and blaze orange jersey worn on Great Outdoors Night on June 10th, with $1,560 raised to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, which supports America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. The team also partnered with Fleet Farm for a unique Bark in the Park jersey this season, with fans submitting photos of their dogs that were sublimated onto the jerseys worn on August 4th. The $1,610 in proceeds from this jersey auction benefitted Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary.
In partnership with Alliance Insurance Centers, the team offered non-profit organizations a chance to run the 50-50 raffle at each game in 2021. With a $500 donation courtesy of Alliance Insurance Centers, 50-50 raffle proceeds, and proceeds from ticket fundraising each group was offered to partake in, over $40,000 was raised through this initiative to benefit 36 organizations in the community.
Cellcom and the Rockers partnered for Ks for a Cause, with each strikeout by at pitcher at home equating to a total donation of $1,100 for the community.
During the season, Prevea Health partnered with the Rockers to provide a free kids clinic for kids in the Greater Green Bay area, in which the participants in two age groups were able to learn and work on their baseball skills with members of the team and coaching staff.
This year, the team also offered to purchase hats for area youth little league teams free of charge. Ashwaubenon, De Pere, Allouez, and Oconto little leagues participated in the initiative with the Rockers organization donating more than 1,500 hats amongst the teams in each league.
The Rockers also take great pride in working with local non-profit organizations by providing donation bags filled with tickets and merchandise. So far in 2021, over 177 charitable donations have been made by the Rockers. The team also offers an opportunity to groups to fundraise by selling tickets to enjoy a game, with a portion of each ticket going back to the participating organization. In addition, the team made free appearances in the community featuring members of the promotions team, players, and former team mascot Rocky. With the new name unveil and team mascot soon to be revealed, the organization looks forward to continuing to integrate the mascot into the community at various functions.
The Rockers would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all corporate sponsors and the community for your continued support, which assists our organization in its charitable works.
New Rockers merchandise will be available for the first time in the Team Apparel Fan Shop at Capital Credit Union Park (2231 Holmgren Way) beginning on Tuesday, December 14th as part of a Cookies with Santa event in partnership with EatStreet. Fans will have a chance to partake in cookie decorating, meet and greet with Santa, purchase or renew ticket packages, and pick up all of your Rockers holiday gear from 4-7pm.
Season ticket packages, group tickets and the ever-popular Fleet Farm Flex Packs are available now. The 2022 Northwoods League schedule is slated to be released in late November. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games during the summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit www.greenbayrockers.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Rockers front office at Capital Credit Union Park is located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The Green Bay Rockers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Having completed its 28th 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 270 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 Max Scherzer (LAD), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, 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 at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.