Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Establish RoughRider Charities with GCRCF

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

November 2, 2009 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

News Release

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announced today the creation of RoughRider Charities in conjunction with the The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF). RoughRider Charities will be the official fundraising source of the RoughRiders and allow the organization to assist in recognizing and contributing to local charities and non-profit organizations.

"Being involved in the community is a priority for the RoughRiders organization", said Jeff Jauch President and CEO of the RoughRiders. "Currently, our coaches, players, staff and mascot Ricochet are involved with several community service organizations and participate in numerous volunteer activities throughout the season. With the recent addition of our -¬ėRiderVision' media system at The Stable, we are now able to properly acknowledge these organizations. RiderVision gives us the ability to present audio/visual public service announcements to our fans at home games and on our website - recognizing the work of non-profit groups in the community, and hopefully encouraging others to get involved."

Another feature at each home game will be the RoughRiders Charity Spotlight, which with the audio/video aide of RiderVision, allows the Riders to feature a different, local non-profit group each night, keep their fans informed of organizations within our community and their purposes, and encourage fans to get involved through volunteer work or donations.

"We're proud to partner with the RoughRiders in their efforts to support the important work of non-profits in our community through financial contributions and volunteer activities," commented Dan Baldwin, President and CEO for The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

Jauch added, "Teaming up with The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is a privilege. The Community Foundation is an extremely valuable organization that truly enhances the quality of life in the greater Cedar Rapids area. We look forward to working with them on many projects that will benefit the members of this community far into the future."

The RoughRiders organization welcomes any inquires from area charities and non-profit organizations.

Please contact Larissa Heimer in Community Relations at 319-247-0340 for more information on how to become associated with RoughRider Charities.

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