B-CU Baseball to Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Courtesy: Courtesy of BCU Sports Information
          Release: 08/30/2017
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman head baseball coach Jason Beverlin and the Wildcats are set to do their part in contributing to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Tampa, Fla.

Bethune-Cookman Baseball will be traveling across the state to Tampa on Thursday afternoon to attend the Houston Astros versus Texas Rangers baseball game at Tropicana Field. However, the Wildcats aren’t going just to take in some afternoon baseball. Instead, the team is going in order to participate in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Tickets for the game are priced at just $10 with open seating in the lower bowl. All proceeds (parking, concessions and tickets) from the game will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

“I felt like when the games were moved to Tampa, it was an ideal opportunity for our program to get involved,” stated Beverlin, recently completing his sixth year at the helm in Daytona Beach. “As Americans, that is what we do. We rally to help when disaster strikes. I am proud that we could do our small part and show our support for Houston and the other affected areas.”

Bethune-Cookman would also like to thank DOTS (Daytona Orlando Transit Shuttle) for supplying the buses the Cats will use in order to travel to the game.

There will be a moment of silence prior to the game held for those impacted, and still affected.

The Tampa Bay Rays opened their doors to the Houston Astros (playing the Rangers in the three-game set from Tuesday through Thursday) as a result of the flooding and devastation caused from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.

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