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Published On: June 19th, 2016

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KALAMAZOO, MI – On Friday June 24, the Kalamazoo Growlers will host “Kalamazoo Strong Night” to raise money for the Kalamazoo Strong Organization and benefit the victims of this year’s tragedies. The night was originally planned to raise money for the victims of the mass shooting in February, but it light of Tuesdays events, funds raised will also go towards a crisis fund for the nine bicyclists affected by the unfortunate accident on June 7.

The Kalamazoo Growlers play the Green Bay Bullfrogs at 7:05 p.m. on June 24. Fans who wish to donate can purchase tickets online from using promo code “KSO” for a reserved bleacher ticket and Growlers cap or “KSO Food” for ticket including a hat and meal voucher. $7 from each package will go to the Kalamazoo Strong Organization. Toss a Trucks, a postgame activity where fans can win prizes, will be sold during the game by KSO volunteers with all proceeds returning to the organization. These funds go towards KSO’s programs including the Tyler Smith scholarship, 2/20 victims fund, and cycling victims fund. This evening is also Faith Night and will feature an appearance by former Detroit Tiger Frank Tanana as well as postgame fireworks and a Wham City Lights show.

A silent auction will be held during the game with donated items and all proceeds of that will go directly to the nine cycling accident victims. The Kalamazoo Growlers will hold their own separate fundraiser for the victims of the cycling accident. Any individuals or businesses wishing to donate items for the silent auction may contact Growlers Community Relations Coordinator Annie Cultice at


The Kalamazoo Strong Organization is a local nonprofit founded in 2016 to address the needs of the community for crisis management in the wake of the February 20 mass shooting. Kalamazoo Strong is devoted to passionately assisting those in our community through funding and out reach programs. All of the organization’s board members are volunteers and their focus is on supporting and enhancing our community and individuals who face life altering situations.