February 25, 2008 – The Kinston Indians have teamed up with Children’s Home Society of NC (CHS) to support children awaiting adoption and children in foster care. The Bring it Home for Kids campaign raises critical funds to help recruit and prepare families for adoption and foster care. It is also a great way to cheer on the Indians in 2008!
“The Kinston Indians are excited about teaming up with CHS for the 2008 season. CHS and the Kinston Indians have the same core goal – to improve the lives of children in eastern NC and across the state,” said Shari Massengill, General Manager of the Kinston Indians.
The idea behind Bring it Home for Kids is that for every run the Indians score during games at Historic Grainger Stadium, businesses and individuals pledge anywhere from twenty-five cents to thirty dollars as a donation to CHS. The program ties in great opportunities for businesses to participate in community efforts and to bring employees together around the program.
Every Indians player that crosses home plate will represent another run scored for the Bring it Home for Kids program. The more runs the Indians score, the more funds raised for the benefit of children in our community. The Indians have averaged about 335 runs scored per season during home games at Historic Grainger Stadium.
“We’re excited about the Bring it Home for Kids program in so many ways,” says Brian Maness, Director of Marketing with CHS. “Teaming up with the Indians is a perfect fit, given our shared commitment to families. For CHS, Bring it Home for Kids presents not only an opportunity to raise needed funds, but also the potential to raise awareness about the needs of children in North Carolina communities.”
Five baseball teams in NC are participating in the Bring It Home for Kids campaign this year. Participating teams include the Durham Bulls, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Hickory Crawdads, the Kinston Indians, and the Winston Salem Warthogs. To participate in or gain more information about the Bring it Home for Kids program, please contact Cindy Holliday at 1-800-632-1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.