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Tue November 13, 2012
Legends Go To Bat For Local Charities
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Legends handed out checks to a wide range of charities and other organizations Tuesday as part of an annual ceremony at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The Autism Society of the Bluegrass, the Boy Scouts, Breast Cancer Research and Awareness, and PAWS were among the beneficiaries this year. The amount given away totaled over 800-thousand dollars. Keith Elkins, director of media relations for the Legends, says the individual contributions sometimes hinged on the outcome of games.
"The donations do vary. Some of them are even based on what happens in the baseball game, as you might have a promotion that has a donation going for each Legends stolen base or each Legends pitcher's strike out," he says.
The Legends also offer in-kind donations throughout the year. Donors to the United Way of the Bluegrass get two free box seat tickets to a Legends home game. All in all, the team has raised more than 11 million for non-profits in its 12-year history.