Two community partners, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Springs Rescue Mission, are excited to once again join forces to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of our homeless and hungry neighbors in Colorado Springs.
For the 2014 season, Sky Sox fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food, clothing and personal items to every single game they attend. The “Springs Rescue Mission Collection Spot” will be in place right outside the front gate entrance at Security Service Field and will be ready to accept all donations before, during, and after all 72 Sky Sox home games. The donations directly benefit Springs Rescue Mission and their efforts to fight homelessness and substance abuse by feeding, clothing and housing those in need in El Paso County.
The “Springs Rescue Mission Collection Spot” is just one of the ways Springs Rescue Mission helps support the needy. Some of the other services they provide are their Food Service Program, Addiction Recovery Program, Family Crisis Center, Family Mentor Alliance, Resource Advocate Program, Support Family Services, and their Box Lunches and Catering service. The local non-profit has their own on-site executive chef who helps prepare meals for over 100 people a day, which could not happen without the generous support of in-kind donations from the community.
Perkins Motors is also partnering in this initiative this year through a season-long promotion at the ballpark called “Doubles for Dollars”. Through this promotion, Perkins Motors will donate $50 to Springs Rescue Mission each and every time a Sky Sox player hits a double in 2014.
“The Sky Sox are consistently voted the best family entertainment in town, and we are honored to have them as partners as we serve homeless and impoverished local families,” said Springs Rescue Mission President/CEO Larry Yonker. “The Sky Sox and Perkins Motors, together with all the good neighbors who support the Mission, continue to make a real impact in our community!”
This special 2014 season will all come together on Sunday, July 27 when the Sky Sox and their partners will be joining together to benefit Springs Rescue Mission through a new and refreshed “Faith Day Game & Christian Concert”. The game that day will start at 1:35 PM and fans will be able to not only enjoy 50¢ hot dogs and afternoon baseball, but they will also be treated to a post-game Christian concert. The headliner for the concert will be Jared Anderson, who performs at New Life Church, as well as various worship leaders from area Colorado Springs churches. Fans can go online to quickly and easy purchase tickets by visiting www.skysox.com/buytickets. Just click on the Sunday, July 27 game.
This city-wide coalition will be coming together to encourage everyone in the Colorado Springs area to bring as many non-perishable food, clothing, and personal items that they can collect and donate them on their way in at the “Springs Rescue Mission Collection Spot”. From those groups that collect and donate the largest amount of items, a selected group member will be invited to go on-field and on-stage with the performers to help kick off the concert.
With the heartfelt support and collective efforts of the citizens of Colorado Springs, the Sky Sox and Springs Rescue Mission will be able to make a huge impact and strikeout homeless in Colorado Springs.
“As the need for services to help the homeless and hungry grows in our community, so does our commitment to those who dedicate so much of themselves to serving them,” said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. “We are honored to partner with two great community leaders in Springs Rescue Mission and Perkins Motors who continue to give so much to improve the lives of those most in need in our community.”
Fans who want to take a first hand look at the impact Springs Rescue Mission has on the community can take a tour of their campus which is located at 5 W. Las Vegas St., just east of I-25. For more information on how to get involved log on to www.springsrescuemission.org.