Courtesy of Katie Dannemiller, Greensboro Grasshoppers and www.gsohoppers.com:
Grasshoppers Announce $100,000 Playoff Guarantee For 2011 Season
(Greensboro, NC)- The Greensboro Grasshoppers announced a new charity
initiative, Guarantee To Give – Hoppers Playoff Pledge, today during a
brief press conference at NewBridge Bank Park.
The core of the pledge will be based on the Greensboro Grasshoppers
going to the South Atlantic League playoffs for the first time in over
ten years. All Grasshopper season ticket holders and sponsors will have
the opportunity to select their local charity of choice, and a Hoppers
2011 playoff berth will result in 20 of the charities receiving a $5,000
donation. The winners will be announced at a date and time to be
determined upon completion of the 2011 season.
If the Hoppers do not make a playoff appearance, the Grasshoppers will
donate $5,000 to ten local charities, for a total donation of $50,000.
“Today was an exciting day for us as we announced a program that
promotes the Grasshoppers making the playoffs for the first time in over
ten years and also strengthens our commitment of guaranteed giving to
the Greensboro community,” said Hoppers President and General Manager,
The Hoppers open their home 2011 season Friday, April 15 against the
Delmarva Shorebirds. Evening games will start at 7:00 p.m.; day games
will begin at 12:30 p.m., and school days at 10:45a.m. Sunday game time
will remain at 4:00 p.m. All gates will open ONE HOUR prior to game
Season tickets and advertising packages are now on sale for the 2011
season. For more information, please contact the Grasshoppers office at
336.268.2255 or visit www.gsohoppers.com.