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Eugene Emeralds Set to Raise Funds for Puerto Rico

December 6, 2017 - Northwest League (NWL) - Eugene Emeralds News Release

EUGENE, OR - For the last two years, the Eugene Emeralds have been led by proud Puerto Rican Jesus Feliciano. This offseason he is working to help his country in its most difficult time, rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, and he has asked his Emeralds family for help. Please join the Emeralds in raising funds to get much needed supplies to the people in Puerto Rico. The team has set up a YouCaring site to raise funds to get much needed supplies such as food, water, basic hygiene products and medical supplies. You can donate here .

To help raise funds, the Eugene Emeralds have created a special edition 2018 Top Prospect Calendar which highlights 12 of the Chicago Cubs top prospects that have played in Eugene in the last three years. Any Emeralds or Cubs fans who donate $25 or more for the relief efforts, will be mailed one of the calendars. This offer is good while supplies last.

Puerto Rico is in the process of recovering from the most devastating natural disaster in its history. More than two months have passed since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the majority of the island is still without power and portable water. There are whole communities that are still unreachable because of broken roads and fallen bridges.

"I consider the Eugene Emeralds a family who has been there for me and who has been there for every person proud to be a part of this organization," said Feliciano. "We need you now more than ever. We need your assistance in getting help to our island as soon as possible. Help in any shape or form will be appreciated more than words can describe."

The Emeralds have set up a goal of $5,000 for their YouCaring site . This effort will go towards Manager Feliciano's goal of raising $20,000 for his home of Puerto Rico. All the money raised will be used to provide food, water, basic hygiene products and medical supplies to communities in dire conditions.

The Eugene Emeralds are the short-season Class A affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. The Emeralds are one of the longest tenure, and only founding member remaining, in the Northwest League. In 2017, the team clinched the South Division Championships for the second year in a row. The Eugene Emeralds are dedicated to providing the best in family entertainment and have been nominated for the Larry MacPhail Award for an unprecedented seven times in a row. The Emeralds return to PK Park in June.

For information on tickets to see the Emeralds in 2018, please call (541) 342-5367, or email .

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