Fun For The Whole Flock: Boys & Girls Club To Enjoy Pelicans’ Games


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 10, 2000
Contact: Bryan Dolgin, Director of Media & Public Relations
843-918-6016



Fun For The Whole Flock:
Boys & Girls Club To Enjoy Pelicans’ Games

MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Coastal Federal are teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club of Horry County for the 2000 season. The Pelicans and Coastal Federal are providing the Boys & Girls Club with 20 lower box seats for each of the 70 home games.

A special ceremony marking the beginning of the program will precede the Friday, April 7 Pelicans game at 6:45 PM (game time is 7:05 PM). The Boys & Girls Club is located at 1404 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach, just a few blocks away from Coastal Federal Field. There are 145 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18 that are members of the Boys & Girls Club of Horry County. There are approximately 200 children on the waiting list for membership.

The Boys & Girls Club features educational programming that includes computers, mentoring, and leadership development. The special weekend programs include job training, dance, AIDS prevention and teenage pregnancy prevention. The Boys & Girls Club of Horry County and the Youth Diamond Fund (YDF) are the Pelicans two primary charitable foundations.

The Pelicans and local prominent community members set up the YDF to aid the children of Horry County with funding for sufficient facilities, equipment and coaching in the sports of youth baseball and softball. Coastal Federal, through its commitment to the community, has been a dedicated corporate sponsor of these two activities. The Boys & Girls Club of America is a primary charitable organization of Major League Baseball.

Quotes

Harold Anderson, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Horry County… “This program is fantastic. It brings families closer together, and this gives them a positive outlet to spending quality time together. We are honored and privileged the Pelicans selected our organization.”

Steve Malliet, General Manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans… “We are excited about starting this new program with the Boys & Girls Club and Coastal Federal. Most importantly, this relationship allows less fortunate children to come to Coastal Federal Field to enjoy the entertainment of a Pelicans game with their families.”

David Williams, Assistant Vice President and Personal Banking Leader for Coastal Federal at Oak Street… “Coastal Federal has a long standing heritage of providing community support and we are pleased to offer our assistance to this worthwhile youth organization. The best part of our association with the Pelicans is in experiencing how this sport can enrich the lives of individuals in our community.”



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