(Pictured, Left to Right: Christine Duncan, Dana Duncan, Family Center Executive Director Vickie Hodge, and Rafters GM John Fanta)
Donation of $1,000 Made To Non-Profit Organization
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are proud to announce that in partnership with Duncan Disability Law the organizations have helped raise $1,000 for The Family Center of Wisconsin Rapids. The partnership centered around the number of stolen bases the Rafters had during the 2014 season at Witter Field. For each stolen base, a donation of $20 was made to the Family Center by Duncan Disability Law, S.C.
“We would like to thank Duncan Disability Law, S.C. for their contribution to The Family Center for each stolen base that the Rafters had at home this season,” said Rafters general manager John Fanta. “It is through partnerships like this that we are able to utilize the game of baseball to assist those in need in our community.”
The Family Center of Wisconsin Rapids provides safe shelter for people who are in crisis as a result of domestic violence. The center is staffer 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, and there are no fees for their services.
“This is the second year that Duncan Disability Law, S.C. has been able to sponsor stolen bases at the Rafter’s games,” owners Dana and Christine Duncan said. “We are pleased that this year we were able to, in some small way, improve awareness of domestic violence and to provide some resources to help those in need. Domestic violence is a problem that unfortunately affects too many in our society and we are grateful that we are helping eradicate that problem. At Duncan Disability, our mission is to help people during difficult times such as needing to apply for disability benefits or facing a work injury. That mission is furthered by being able to assist The Family Center with our gift. It has been a pleasure working with the Rafter’s and to be a partner with the organization to make the lives of people in the greater Wisconsin Rapids area better.”
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com.