Savannah Sand Gnats’ “Pack the Park” Game to Benefit Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sand Gnats announces the fourth annual “Pack the Park” game, benefiting Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, will be Tuesday, April 29 at Grayson Stadium. The baseball game will start at 7:05 p.m., with Jack Levine, President of Park Place Outreach, throwing the first pitch.

Tickets will be $8, and are available at with the promotional code “PARKPLACE”.

Thanks to the support of The Savannah Bank and the Savannah Sand Gnats, “This will be our fourth year packing the ball park”,” said Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach. “This event has been a great success in the past, and we are hoping this year we will raise the much-need funds for the shelter.”

It takes $144 to provide one day of residential services for a youth at Park Place Outreach. The proceeds from the “Pack the Park” game will go towards 365 days of services to children ages 11 to 17 who are residents of the shelter.

The “Pack the Park” for Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter event is made possible through the partnership of The Savannah Bank, WSAV, and the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

Formerly known as the Savannah Cardinals, the team played their inaugural season in 1984, affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1996, the team changed its affiliation to the Los Angeles Dodgers and renamed themselves the Sand Gnats. The Sand Gnats play their home games at Grayson Stadium. Opened in 1927, Grayson Stadium seats 4,700 fans. The Sand Gnats have won four SAL championships (1993, 1994, 1997, 2013). Among their notable alumni are Adrián Beltré, Éric Gagné, Edwin Encarnación, Travis Hafner, Hank Blalock, Josh Whitesell, Josh Satin, and Ryan Zimmerman.

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR


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