January 25, 2018
The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Washington Wild Things, which will support the work of numerous charitable groups in Washington County.
The Washington Wild Things, the only Minor League baseball team in western Pennsylvania, has generously donated to the WCCF use of one of the luxury suites at Wild Things Park for the entire 2018 regular season! In turn, the WCCF will coordinate use of the charity suite by charitable groups. The donation includes 20 tickets per game, for each of the 48 games of the regular season. Complimentary parking passes are also being donated.
“We are thrilled to accept this remarkable donation on behalf of the many charities providing valuable services in our community,” said Betsie Trew, President & CEO of the Washington County Community Foundation. “Charities will be able to utilize the charity suite in a number of ways. It could be a wonderful outing for disadvantaged youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a game. Other charities may choose to use the charity suite for a volunteer or staff appreciation event. And still others may choose to use the charity suite as a fundraising opportunity.”
Charitable groups interested in reserving the Wild Things Charity Suite for a game should contact the WCCF at 724-222-6330. Game dates will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
“As a community asset in Washington, the Wild Things are very focused on enhancing the quality of life in the area. We know how much good the WCCF has done for the community and we want to do our part to support the Foundation,” remarked Tony Buccilli, Washington Wild Things Director of Team Operations.
Founded in 2002, the Washington Wild Things are a Frontier League Baseball team representing the East Division and have earned five division championships. Competing against the 11 other Frontier League teams, the Washington Wild Things play each home game at Wild Things Park in North Franklin Township.
The Washington County Community Foundation began operations in 1995 and is the largest publicly-supported grant-making foundation in Washington County. One of the WCCF’s strategic goals is to serve as a resource for area charities to assist them in helping to improve the quality of life in Washington County. In addition to grant opportunities, the WCCF hosts an annual day of giving which benefits more than 100 local charities. Additionally, the WCCF has provided numerous educational opportunities for charity representatives over the years.