Published On: October 19th, 2005

Throughout the summer, the Madison Mallards & TDS Metrocom once again teamed up to support local charities through the ?Stealing for Charity? program which took place during every home game this summer at the ?Duck Pond? at Warner Park. Every time a Mallard stole a base at home, TDS pledged 25 dollars to be split between St. Vincent de Paul & Tyler?s Place. The Mallards stole a total of 54 bases at home which has resulted in a donation of 675 dollars to each of the charities. This is the second consecutive year that TDS & the Mallards have partnered on this event and it has become a staple at every Mallards home game.

?We?re excited to be able to support both of these local charities and present them with a check,? said Matt Loch, Vice President of Sales for TDS Metrocom. ?We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Mallards and being able to ?Steal for Charity? on an ongoing basis.?

A check to both organizations was presented on Friday, October 21st at 10:30am at ?Duck Pond.?

About St. Vincent de Paul: The District Council of Madison Inc. – Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a nonprofit, tax-exempt Catholic lay organization that serves Dane County neighbors in need through the county’s largest food pantry and through housing programs, as well as by providing assistance with rent, utilities, furniture, clothing, prescription medicines and household items. Sales of donated goods at five Madison-area thrift stores help fund the charitable work of the society in Dane County.

About The Tyler Tracy Foundation:
The Tyler Tracy Foundation is the charitable organization started by Jeff and Kristin Tracy to honor the memory of their son Tyler. This donation will go towards the construction of Tyler’s Place, a sibling care center at the new American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, which is scheduled to open in 2007. The sibling care center will help keep families close together, the siblings out of mischief, and impact the recovery of the sick child through direct parental involvement. For additional information on Tyler’s Place please visit

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