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Fayetteville Woodpeckers Unveil Charitable Initiatives

March 20, 2019 - Carolina League (CarL) - Fayetteville Woodpeckers News Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - With its inaugural season commencing in 2019, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers are committed to the betterment of the City of Fayetteville and its surrounding communities. As a component of The Astros Foundation 501(c)(3) registered charity the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Fund is the official team charity of the Houston Astros Class A Advanced Affiliate, The Fayetteville Woodpeckers. At the Fund's core, the Community Leaders Program will facilitate the team's investment of time, energy, and resources in support of youth sports and military service members and their families. This program relies on its collaboration with local and national corporations, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, and the Astros Foundation. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have modeled the Community Leaders Program after the award-winning initiative of the Houston Astros official team charity, the Astros Foundation.

Thanks in part to the generosity of our Community Leaders Program Corporate Partners, the Woodpeckers plan to reinvest in excess of $100,000 during the inaugural season of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Fund; a feat that is a first for a year one team in Minor League Baseball.

The primary goal of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program is to have a tangible impact on the Fayetteville Community. Amongst a variety of 2019 contributions are a replacement scoreboard for the Massey Hill Buddy Baseball Program field which was destroyed during Hurricane Matthew, sponsorship of 15 youth baseball and softball teams across all seven Fayetteville Parks and Recreation youth sports zones, and a partnership with Rick's Place that will include sending 50 deserving military children to summer camp.

2019 Community Leaders Program Partners

Tier 1

Segra is one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the United States. Representing a successful merger of Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications, the company now has the most advanced fiber infrastructure network of more than 21,000 miles that connects more than 9,000 on-net locations and 44 data centers throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra is the Fayetteville Woodpeckers stadium naming rights partner and official Communications Services Partner.

Tier 2

With a strong local lineage dating back to 2011, AEVEX Aerospace has a proven record of performance supporting the most demanding ISR missions and customers around the globe. AEVEX's capabilities span three separate business units: Intelligence Solutions, Flight Operations, and Engineering & Technology. Through this unique combination of end-to-end services, they provide agile and tailored solutions to the full spectrum of airborne intelligence requirements. AEVEX is the naming rights partner of the AEVEX Veterans Club, Segra Stadium's premium club level.

American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS) is a proud provider for the United States military, supporting installations across the nation with efficient water and wastewater management. From protecting our natural resources to promoting equality and personal growth in the workplace, ASUS has a variety of initiatives to ensure a strong future for our nation's communities while "Serving Those Who Serve".

Walsingham Group, Inc. was founded in 2008 by former defense, engineering, and operations professionals who were executives at the nation's largest defense contractors. Walsingham currently performs comprehensive operations, maintenance, and support (OM&S) of critical infrastructure and Government-Owned Contractor-Operated facilities.

Founded in Fayetteville, CarolinasDentist is proud to serve the Sandhills, Triangle, and Coastal areas with their beautiful and convenient offices. Whether you most value a highly trained dentist, a smiling team, extended hours, or flexible payment options, CarolinasDentist strives to make dentistry "easy" for our patients. CarolinasDentist is a proud supporter of our military and their families.

Community Leaders Funding

The Community Leaders program offers corporations the opportunity to partner with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and make a tangible impact on the Greater Fayetteville community. In addition to a financial contribution, our partners are committing to join the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in our community service efforts through a variety of volunteer opportunities. They will receive in-stadium recognition on our Community Leaders Board located next to the videoboard throughout the year. Additionally, partners -through participation in our service projects- will receive community and media exposure.

Donations

All donations to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program are tax-deductible. While Community Leader recognition will be limited to our named corporate partners, other interested parties will be able to make tax-deductible donations to the Woodpeckers Fund. There will be no promises of reciprocal benefits given to non-named partners. Donations can be made anonymously or in honor/memory of another individual.

More Information

For more information about the Community Leaders Program or to find out how to contribute visit www.fayettevillewoodpeckers.com or email vhuggins@astros.com.


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