The Durham Bulls recently announced a new partnership with Special Olympics of North Carolina. For the remainder of the 2005 season, the Durham Bulls box office will serve as a drop-off point for fans to donate their used cell phones. Fans that donate one or more cell phones will receive a free Durham Bulls player t-shirt while supplies last.
“We are grateful for the Durham Bulls’ generosity in providing free T-shirts to fans who recycle,” said Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. “We hope many Bulls fans will bring their old phones out to games, and that every time they wear their free Bulls T-shirt, they’ll be reminded to tell friends and families to recycle for Special Olympics.”
The Recycle for Special Olympics program turns Old into Gold—for each used cell phone donated, Special Olympics North Carolina will receive between $1 and $100. For every three recycled phones, one Special Olympics athlete will be able to train and compete in his or her sport for one season. Each year 130 million cell phones are discarded by American consumers, according to Inform, Inc. These phones are often thrown out with the trash, polluting our landfills with toxic electronics. Now consumers can help protect mother earth and the Special Olympics movement at the same time.
The Durham Bulls box office is open from Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm (9pm on gamedays), and on Saturday and Sunday game days from noon until 9pm. Fans may also purchase tickets for any 2005 Bulls game at the box office, by phone at (919) 956-BULL or online at www.durhambulls.com.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.