Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with RWJ University Hospital Somerset (RWJUH Somerset), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, to host a baseball/softball equipment drive at TD Bank Ballpark for the games on Wednesday, June 19th and Saturday, July 27th.The Somerset Patriots take on the Long Island Ducks at 7:05 pm for both games.
The Somerset Patriots and RWJUH Somerset are encouraging fans to bring used baseball/softball equipment to the ballpark for those two games. Specific items being requested are aluminum bats, bags, bases (rubber & soft), baseballs, softballs, catcher’s gear, cleats, gloves, helmets, pants, pitching/batting nets, and pitching machines.
Fans that donate equipment for the collections on June 19th or July 27th will receive a ticket voucher for those games or a future game to enjoy on behalf of RWJUH Somerset. The collection will take place at a table located in front of the ticket office. At that time, participating fans will receive the ticket voucher to redeem for their complimentary tickets.
The items will then be given to Leveling The Playing Field (LPF), an organization that takes donated sports equipment and redistributes it to low-income kids through schools, leagues, after school programs, and other avenues.
The goal of LPF is to make sure every kid has the chance to get off the sidelines and into the game. Since its founding in 2013, LPF has donated over $3,000,000 worth of sporting equipment to over 750 programs.
For more information about LPF, please visit www.levelingtheplayingfield.org.
The Somerset Patriots 2019 Season Presented by Ford is underway at TD Bank Ballpark. Stay up to date on all the team news online, on all of our social media platforms, and on our mobile app. For more information, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
RWJBarnabas Health is the Official Healthcare Provider of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club. Located in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a nationally accredited, 341-bed regional hospital providing comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical, behavioral health and rehabilitative services to central New Jersey residents. As a designated teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the hospital maintains a family medicine residency program with 21 residents.
RWJUH Somerset has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence and designation as a “Top Teaching Hospital” by the Leapfrog Group. As the first hospital in New Jersey to offer primary health care services for the LGBTQIA community, RWJUH Somerset has been honored as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.
The Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJUH Somerset has been designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. RWJBarnabas Health and RWJUH Somerset in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – bring a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.