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Riversharks Partner with Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

April 24, 2009 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Camden Riversharks News Release


CAMDEN - The Camden Riversharks announced today that they have partnered with the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley for the 2009 season. As a result of the partnership, all veterans will receive free admission to Riversharks games this year. The non-profit organization will also be the official sponsor of the singing of God Bless America during all 2009 home games.

"Partnering with Volunteers of America is an honor for us," said Riversharks General Manager Adam Lorber. "We are always looking to increase our involvement with local charities, and Volunteers of America is a great organization right here in our own backyard. We really want to raise awareness about all that they do in our community."

An integral part of this new partnership will be the introduction of the Volunteer Recognition Program. During the seventh inning stretch of every Riversharks home game, the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley will recognize one volunteer who has donated his or her time to helping local veterans.

"We are very happy to have this partnership with the Riversharks," said James Wynn, Development Director of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. "And through this partnership, we look forward to benefitting the veterans in our community," he added.

About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley is the Greater Philadelphia affiliate of a national nonprofit, faith-based organization founded in 1896. Headquartered in Collingswood, NJ, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley operates 43 programs serving more than 11,000 men, women and children in need in Southern and Central New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

VOADV operates apartment complexes for senior citizens; shelters for homeless families; and halfway houses for offenders preparing to re-enter the community. VOADV also helps people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse, and does all of these things while saving taxpayer dollars. Volunteers of America began as a prison ministry, and like the organization's national parent, VOADV believes "there are no limits to caring." To find out how you can help Volunteers of America Delaware Valley continue its mission, visit www.voadv.org or call 856-854-4660.

About the Camden Riversharks

The Camden Riversharks play in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. They will take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in their 2009 home opener, which is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. on Friday, May 1st. To purchase tickets, visit www.riversharks.com or call 1-866-SHARKS-9.

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