South Jersey Baseball:
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
By Bill Cook
The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that Waterfront Park in Trenton will serve as a collection point for cleaning supplies to be donated to the victims who were evacuated from their homes due to the recent Delaware River flooding in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ. Anyone who makes a donation will receive the opportunity to buy one ticket and get one free ticket (good for the games on April 12-14, 21, 26-27). The team is also offering anyone who was evacuated from their homes complimentary tickets for their families to attend a Thunder game on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13 or Thursday, April 14 (proof of residence is required).
The team asks that fans drop off cleaning supplies such as: buckets, mops, heavy duty brooms, gloves, heavy duty trash bags and sponges at Waterfront Park by noon on Thursday, April 7. Donations are being collected in the front office lobby at Waterfront Park. The lobby is located through the green door to the right of the ticket windows at the front of the stadium.
“This is the worst flood in over 50 years to hit this area. The people of Bucks and Mercer County have supported the Thunder for years and this is one simple way to help them in their time of need,” said Thunder General Manager Rick Brenner. “One thing we can offer these families who have been affected by the flood is a chance to forget about it for a night and enjoy a “night out” at a baseball game.”
The Lower Bucks County Chapter of the American Red Cross, who is coordinating the emergency relief efforts, is not in need of food or water for the victims. People wishing to help but do not want to donate cleaning supplies are asked to provide a monetary donation by calling the American Red Cross at 215-946-4870.