Lonnie Chisenhall and his wife, Meredith, will host families from the Salvation Army during batting practice at Tuesday home games. Along with on-field access, the families will also receive a clubhouse tour, watch the game from Club Lounge and receive other gifts, like T-shirts and stuffed animals, from the Chisenhalls.
The Cleveland Indians are proud to support community initiatives that support service, health, fitness, diversity and sustainability.
Edwin's Squad will consist of a patient from Cleveland Clinic Children's and his or her family on select Thursday home games. Also joining will be a Cleveland Clinic high school scholar as part of Cleveland Clinic's education programming. Guests will watch batting practice on the field, take pictures with Edwin and watch the game from the Club Lounge. The patient will also receive an Encarnacion jersey.
Terry Francona and WTAM will team up with the Cleveland VA Medical Center to provide Club Lounge tickets to select military veterans and their families every Sunday home game. The veterans will receive Indians-branded military caps and T-shirts, as well as an in-game scoreboard message.
An Indians player will host local Miracle League athletes every Monday home game for the second year. The athletes will have the opportunity to watch BP on the field, meeting with various Indians players; they'll then watch the game from Club Lounge seats.
On Wednesday home games, Corey Kluber and his wife, Amanda, will host a child from Cleveland Clinic Children's. As part of this program, the child and his or her family will watch batting practice on the field, receive Kluber jerseys and watch the game that night from the Club Lounge. On special occasions, guests will watch Kluber throw a bullpen session in the outfield.
Throughout the season, Corey and Amanda will visit the Cleveland VA Medical Center to honor and show support to our local veterans. This year, the Klubers will visit with various PTSD patients and similar veteran groups to support them through their treatment process.
The Wives Association, in partnership with CIC, will hold their annual fundraising events on June 9 & June 23 at Progressive Field. They will be auctioning off Tribe Treasures Baskets, Shirts Off the Players Backs, and other unique Indians experiences.
The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award was created in 2013 to recognize individuals for possessing the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.
Health and Fitness
This event, developed by Cleveland Clinic with the support of the Indians and owner Paul Dolan as founding partners, has raised over $8 million for cancer research in its first three years.
The Cleveland Indians partnered with TeamSmile, local dentists and P&G to provide critical dental services for 350 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland. A day of dental health education and fun activities allowed many children to receive dental care for the first time in their lives.
The Cleveland Indians are committed to developing and maintaining an environment that embraces diversity to enrich our core values, enhance our competitive position, strengthen our economic impact, and foster a respectful appreciation for the local and global communities in which we operate.
Since its inaugural year in 1994, Progressive Field has been recycling plastic, cardboard, and aluminum. The home of the Cleveland Indians continues to be among the industry leaders in taking a proactive approach to supporting various environmental initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint at Progressive Field.
2017 Front Office Board Support
The Cleveland Indians have numerous Front Office staff members holding positions on local non-profit boards. We proudly support those staff members by giving both financial and in-kind donations each year.
- Board Affiliations include:
- American Red Cross of Cleveland
- Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation
- Bob Feller Museum
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
- Business Volunteers Unlimited
- The Centers for Families and Children
- Cleveland Animal Protective League
- Cleveland Baseball Federation
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- Cleveland Public Library
- Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
- Engage! Cleveland
- Great Lakes Science Center
- Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
- Historic Gateway Neighborhood
- Notre Dame College Athletic Advisory Board
- Positive Coaching Alliance
- Destination Cleveland
- Providence House
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Shoes and Clothes for Kids
- Stadium Managers Association
- Suicide Prevention Education Alliance
- Teach for America
- United Way
- WISE Cleveland