FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Savannah Sand Gnats’ Pack the Park Game onAugust 6 to Benefit Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
(SAVANNAH, GA) The community is invited to attend Pack the Park for Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter during the Savannah Sand Gnats game on August 6 at 7:05 p.m. at Grayson Stadium. Tickets for the event, which is being underwritten by the Savannah Bank, are available on game day at the stadium and cost $7 each. The Sand Gnats will donate $1 to Park Place Outreach for every ticket sold at the stadium that day.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to enjoy a day at the ballpark and support our efforts to help youth in crisis,” said Park Place Outreach President Linda Hilts.” We participated in the event for the last two years, and it was a big success both times. We look forward to packing the park again this year, cheering on the Sand Gnats and raising much-needed funds for Park Place Outreach.”
During the game, Park Place Outreach volunteers will be on hand to distribute magnets to the first 1,000 fans who enter the stadium. In addition, Park Place Outreach Board President Jack Levine will throw out the honorary first pitch, and a special Park Place Outreach guest will sing the National Anthem.
“We are extremely grateful to the Savannah Bank, who has served as our underwriting partner for the past three years, along with the Savannah Sand Gnats, WSAV and the Rotary Club of Metro Savannah for making this event possible,” Hilts said. “We can’t wait to see everyone at the ballpark on August 6.”
About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”