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Isotopes Join Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY First Campaign

April 28, 2020 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Albuquerque Isotopes News Release

The Albuquerque Isotopes today announced they are joining MiLB CommUNITY First, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) in conjunction with Feeding America®, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isotopes fans are encouraged to visit MiLB.com/CommUNITYFirst through May 31 to donate. Once on the site, fans can choose their donation amount and the Isotopes as the recipient of their donation to direct funds to the Roadrunner Foodbank, who consistently help those struggling in the Albuquerque community. For every $10 donated, the Isotopes will donate one ticket to a future home game this season or in 2021 to a local hero of the pandemic.

"Since our inception in 2003, the Isotopes have taken our role as a leader in the community very seriously," said Isotopes General Manager John Traub. "The mission of this program is to bring our community even closer together, and fans' donations can help millions of people in need during this uncertain time."

School closures, rising unemployment and rising poverty due to quarantine and extended stay-at-home orders have disproportionately impacted people already at risk of hunger and could result in an estimated additional 17.1 million people experiencing food insecurity in the next six months, according to Feeding America. As the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 affiliates, Feeding America has projected a $1.4 billion shortfall in the next six months alone.

In response, contributions from Isotopes fans and Minor League Baseball will help ensure families and individuals across the country most impacted by the pandemic are fed and cared for during these uncertain times. Join the national campaign by donating and selecting the Albuquerque Isotopes at MiLB.com/CommUNITYFirst and use #MiLBCommUNITYFirst on social media to show your support.


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