|Pelicans Help Raise Money For Charities|
Coastal Federal Bank and the Pelicans helped to raise over $9,000 for the Horry County DARE Program.
Throughout the 2004 season the Pelicans helped to raise money for charities in a number of ways. How the Birds performed on the field determined how much money would be raised for the charities and judging from the total donations the Pelicans did very well. Overall the team helped to raise over $18,000 for charities.
This season Coastal Federal Bank and the Pelicans cooperated to raise money for the Horry Country D.A.R.E Program. At the beginning of the season Coastal Federal Bank decided to donate $50 for every Pelicans home victory this season. Thanks to a strong season the Pelicans compiled 39 wins, totaling nearly $2,000 in donations from Coastal Federal Bank for the Horry County D.A.R.E Program. Coastal Federal Bank’s “Pennies From Heaven” fundraising campaign raised over $7,000 this year and with the help of the Pelicans the total amassed over $9,000.
Local Boys and Girls Clubs benefited from the success of the Pelicans on the field and the contributions of Time Warner Cable. For each double that the Pelicans pounded out this year, Time Warner Cable donated $20 to the local Boys and Girls Clubs. The Pelicans stroked 102 doubles this season bringing the donation total to just over $2,000.
The Pelicans also partnered with The Youth Diamond Fund, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to donate back into the Myrtle Beach community. Funds were raised all season long at the ballpark and through special events such as the annual Pelican Pro-Am Golf Tournament. This year’s donation of $5,000 was awarded to the Waccamaw Youth Center.
Sonic America’s Drive-In got involved with the Pelicans this season and donated $10 for every homerun that the Birds hit at Coastal Federal Field this season. Known around the league as a pitcher’s park the Pelicans still were able to drill 14 HR’s at Coastal Federal Field and Sonic donated $140 to “A Cure in Our Lifetime,” a local organization that helps one area cancer survivor each year.
Golf Dimensions also partnered with the Pelicans this season in helping to raise money for “The Miracle League.” For every double play that the Pelicans turned at home this season, Golf Dimensions donated $50 to “The Miracle League.” Myrtle Beach turned $2,200 worth of double plays at home this season, with 44 total DP’s on the year.
The season is officially over for the Pelicans, who finished with an overall record of 75-63. The Birds will not be in action for 210 days. The Birds are tentatively scheduled to play the Charleston Riverdogs of the South Atlantic League in an exhibition game on April 5, 2005 at Coastal Federal Field.
Thanks to MBBC’s Angela Barwick for this capcom story & to Steve Terry for this capcom photo.