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Hooks Direct Harvey Funds to Area Youth

February 13, 2018 - Texas League (TL) - Corpus Christi Hooks News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Hooks plan to distribute $113,000 to Little League and youth programs in Rockport, Port Aransas, Refugio, Ingleside, and Aransas Pass.

The resources, generated by the team's #CoastalBendStrong campaign and Minor League Baseball, will aid the funding of scholarships which cover entry fees and uniform expenses. Monies are also earmarked for new scoreboards and a spring break camp hosted by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.

In addition to cash donations at Whataburger Field, money was raised online at YouCaring.com/CoastalBendStrong.

The Hooks designated a portion of the proceeds from their final homestand of 2017 for Hurricane Harvey relief. During the Labor Day weekend series, fans were offered free parking and "Pay What You Can" seating. Hooks players dedicated their season-long home run dollar earnings to the recovery effort. An autographed Corpus Christi game-worn jersey auction, and the sale of Coastal Bend Strong t-shirts contributed to the initiative.

Ainsworth Trucking also assisted in the collection of critical supplies.

"It's overwhelming when you look at what our neighbors and Minor League Baseball have done to help those greatly affected by the storm," Hooks general manager Wes Weigle said. "Now is the time to put those funds to good use. We want to lend a hand in making sure kids, who've had their world turned upside down, take the field this spring and summer."

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