CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the league’s charitable outreach totaled more than $2.5 million of gift in kind and monetary donations this year. The league and its teams continued to be actively engaged in safely helping and assisting their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league’s reach stretches across four states and impacts the towns and cities their 10 teams call home. Appalachian League executives and team staff members volunteered through food deliveries, speaking engagements, mask donations, player appearances, jersey auctions and more.
“As a league, we appreciate the opportunity to give back and to enhance the communities that have supported our member clubs for more than 100 years,” league president Dan Moushon said.
Appy League representatives participated in a league service project at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium in conjunction with the annual league meetings service project in Kingsport. Club members picked up trash and removed brush from parking lots and natural areas. Prior to the All-Star Game, the Pulaski River Turtles hosted a very successful Play Ball youth clinic at Calfee Park.
Several Appy League teams contributed more than $100,000 of gift in kind and monetary donations for their communities. More details and a full breakdown of the 2021 Appy League Community Impact Report can be found here.
The 2022 Appy League season begins Thursday, June 2. A complete schedule for the upcoming season can be found here.
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