The Fayetteville SwampDogs are proud to partner with the Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer’s to present the Bringing Memories Home Safe Night at J.P. Riddle Stadium on Wednesday, July 29. This is the first year that the team has partnered with the Walk to End Alzheimers and it is something that they are really excited about.
For that very special night at “The Swamp” the SwampDogs will wear one-of-a-kind purple jerseys, which will be auctioned off on the concourse to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Fans can place bids online for their favorite player’s jersey for one week in advance of the game, with bidding closing at 4 p.m. on game day then re-opening at 6 p.m. on the concourse when the gates open.
“Almost all of us know a relative, loved one or friend who has been touched in some way by this terrible disease,” said SwampDogs Operations Director Caroline Villegas. “I’m proud that as an organization, with the help of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we can do our part to find a cure.”
According to The Walk to End Alzheimer’s website, “The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.”
The mission of the walk is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for
all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
In addition to the special night coming up at “The Swamp,” the SwampDogs will host the Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 12 at J.P. Riddle Stadium. You can register today for the walk as either a team or as an individual at alz.org/walk.
“Being involved in the community is part of the fabric of what we do as an organization, and we’re very excited to start this new partnership with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said SwampDogs General Manager Jeremy Aagard.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are in their 15th season playing in the Coastal Plain League. The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history, making the Petitt Cup Playoffs eight times in the past 10 seasons, reaching the championship round three times. The SwampDogs boast 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball including slugger Mark Reynolds and David Aardsma.
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