As the Fayetteville SwampDogs enter the dog days of summer, the team has continued to flourish and find success both on and off the field. In Perfect Game USA’s most recent rankings, the SwampDogs were once again included in the top 30 summer collegiate teams in the nation.

Fayetteville has been near the top of the overall league standings for the majority of the season, and has continued to remain involved in the local community.

The team recently held its annual bowling tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Dogs teamed up with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to combine family fun, charitable opportunities and competitive athletics for a day of fun-filled entertainment. SwampDogs staff members, players and fans came out to B&B Lanes on Fort Bragg Road on Sunday, July 15, and hosted what proved to be a successful event for all parties involved.

Two more events will take place on Saturday, July 21, as the team’s pancake breakfast and Striking Out Cancer Night highlight an exciting Saturday at “The Swamp.” Proceeds from the breakfast will once again benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as the event gets underway at 8 a.m. Striking Out Cancer Night, presented by Cape Fear Valley Health System, is an opportunity for fans to bid on special pink jerseys that the team will wear during Saturday night’s contest. Fans07-18-12-pink-jersey.gif can bid online leading up to the conclusion of the game, with all of the proceeds benefitting the Friends of the Cancer Center.

Other games this week include Family Fun Night on Friday, July 20. The first 500 fans will receive the eighth edition of the Fun-Go Bobblehead. On Tuesday, July 24, fans can wear UNC gear for ticket discounts.

As always, the Miller Lite Liberty Lounge will be open with eight different beers on tap, hot dogs and hamburgers, all for one dollar each. Free popcorn, peanuts and soft drinks are also available throughout the game.

For information regarding any of the SwampDogs’ upcoming events, visit or call the business office at 426-5900 and get involved today.

Photo: On July 21 bid on a pink SwampDogs jersey and proceeds help fight cancer.

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