FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 2, 2000
Contact: Bryan Dolgin, Director of Media & Public Relations, 843-918-6016
Triples Are A Home Run For Area Youth As The Pelicans Fund Grows
MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Law Office of Cox & Associates in Myrtle Beach has donated $640 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Youth Diamond Fund. At the beginning of the 2000 season, Cox & Associates pledged $20 for every Pelicans triple hit during the recent championship season. The Carolina League champion Pelicans connected on 32 triples (31 in the regular season and one in the post season).
The Pelicans General Manager Steve Malliet initiated the Pelicans primary charitable foundation, The Youth Diamond Fund, prior to the start of the 1999 Inaugural Season. The foundation was designed to benefit the boys and girls across Horry County. The YDF provides funding necessary for the purchasing of equipment, schooling of coaches and/or development of facilities needed to play baseball or softball. Fundraising is accomplished through such events as team golf outings, silent auctions, the selling of brick and marble pieces in the Bob Grissom Plaza at Coastal Federal Field (a miniature baseball diamond) and many other events.
The fundraising is a year round effort. After applications for donation are submitted, one project is named as the beneficiary each year. In the summer of 2000, $13,000 was donated to the Green Sea-Floyds Recreation Department. The funds are being invested into lighting for their new athletic fields. These fields will serve over 200 youths that are enrolled in the area’s athletic program as well as hundreds more in the future. Green Sea-Floyds Recreation Department was the first project to benefit from the YDF.
The Pelicans 31 regular season triples ranked them tied with the Kinston Indians for third highest total in the 2000 Carolina League season. The triples were tabulated for games home and away.
For more information on The Youth Diamond Fund and its projects, please contact George Cox at 843-497-7000. George’s law firm donated the above-mentioned sum, and he is the Chairman of the Board for the YDF. The board is made up of respected businesspersons and community leaders from around the Grand Strand.
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