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Pioneers Organize Fundraiser to Support Our Troops


Cal State East Bay softball is teaming with Give2theTroops for a fundraiser and donation drive this weekend.

  • March 3, 2010

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HAYWARD, Calif. - The Cal State East Bay softball team is hosting a Support Our Troops event during this weekend's series against Sonoma State. The Pioneers will be accepting donations for Give2theTroops, a nonprofit charity organization which sends letters and care packages to America's armed forces in combat zones around the world.

Give2theTroops accepts donations of both money and items including non-perishable food and drinks, toiletries, entertainment items and more. Boxes for donations will be set up in the spectator area at Pioneer Field on Saturday and monetary donations will also be accepted.

The team will be donating over $300 worth of items and invite any and all fans to join them in supporting the men and women of America's armed forces who are serving their country abroad. This will mark the second year in which the Pioneers will be working with Give2theTroops after a successful fundraising event last year.

Give2theTroops, Inc., was founded in 2002 by the wife of a Marine Corps Reservist who set out to support the troops and boost morale through the shipment of letters and items donated by volunteers. To date, Give 2 the Troops has shipped more than 96,000 packages to more than 1 million American troops deployed in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, the Persian Gulf, Pakistan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan and other combat zones. The organization is a 501 (c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit and donations are tax deductible.

The Pioneers and Seawolves are scheduled to open the series on Friday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. The two teams will close out the series with another doubleheader on Saturday at noon at Pioneer Field. Cal State East Bay will be collecting donations throughout the weekend. To find out more information about Give2theTroops, its programs, or how to donate, click here.

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