$30,131 is the GRAND total that the Cleveland Indians organization ended up donating to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland as a result of “Fill the House” for charity night at Progressive Field. In addition, it wasn’t just a one time event. The Indians hold this “Fill the House” for charity event a commendable thirteen Wednesdays out of the season.
The Cleveland Indians community outreach initiative is a partnership between the Indians organization and thirteen non-profit service agencies. Each non-profit agency has a designated Wednesday home game to celebrate and promote their mission at Progressive Field. To date, the Indians have raised a total of $426,095 - and there are still four charity events left in the season.
|August 24||Seattle Mariners||12:05 PM||Coats for Kids|
|August 31||Oakland Athletics||7:05 PM||
Our Lady of the Wayside
|September 7||Detroit Tigers||12:05 PM||American Cancer Society|
|September 21||Chicago White Sox||7:05 PM||Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland|
The Indians do a great job of promoting the events and include each charity in their game day programs and on the scoreboard. To cushion the donation, the Indians players even auction items off. The ball club really goes above and beyond, even bringing in representatives for pre-game activities, to further show support for the charity. $5 of every ticket that’s sold by the participating charity is donated along with $1 from every overall ticket that’s sold for the game. This is a great opportunity to catch a game with the family while making a difference in the world. Every little bit counts! The next charity game is on August 24th, Indians vs. Mariners at 12:05pm. Give the “Coats for Kids” a boost in their program and support your beloved Indians and some needy children at the same time.
For the Indians putting on this big initiative, we award them with a Gold Star and hope they continue doing this for years to come. Great job, Cleveland!
- Click here for more information about this charitable initiative.
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