The Amarillo Sod Poodles’ parent club, the San Diego Padres, has provided the team with $7,500 through the Padres Foundation to support Amarillo nonprofit organizations.
The money will be divided into five $1,500 donations to benefit five separate area nonprofits.
For many years, the Padres organization has committed to providing funds to their minor league affiliates to benefit the local community and provide positive outreach and community pride.
This year, the team has chosen the following organizations to receive donations: ADVO Companies, Downtown Women’s Center, Panhandle Community Services, Buckner International and the Amarillo Human Society.
Throughout the team’s final regular-season homestand, the Sod Poodles will host check presentation ceremonies during pre-game festivities at Hodgetown:
Monday, Aug. 26 – Presentation to ADVO Companies
Thursday, Aug. 29 – Presentation to Downtown Women’s Center
Friday, Aug. 30 – Presentation to Buckner International
Saturday, Aug. 31 – Presentation to Amarillo Humane Society, chosen by Sod Poodles “Community Player of the Year” Kyle Lloyd
Sunday, Sept. 1 – Presentation to Panhandle Community Services.