Indians to donate $20,497 to Cleveland Foodbank in "Fill the House for Charity"

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians community outreach initiative, “Fill the House for Charity,” is a partnership between the Indians organization and 12 non-profit service agencies. Each non-profit agency has a designated Tuesday home game to celebrate and promote their mission at Progressive Field. Tonight’s efforts allowed the Cleveland Foodbank to raise $20,497 for their cause.

The Indians donated $5 of each ticket sold by the participating non-profit organization back to the Charity. Also, $1 from every overall ticket sold for tonight’s game was donated to the Cleveland Foodbank. Since its inaugural season in 2009, this initiative has raised more than $1.68 million in monetary and in-kind donations for the participating Ohio non-profits.

The Indians also provided promotional support to help raise awareness for the Charity and its event date. This included radio and TV network promotions, a webpage dedicated to Fill the House for Charity−− inclusion in the game day’s Batter Up! program, a scoreboard feature showcasing the organization, various Indians autographed auction items and inclusion in pregame activities.  

Included in tonight’s pregame festivities was Frank Polcsik throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Dante Citraro singing the national anthem, and Anthony and Jack Hatgas and Nicholas Hayes the “play ball” kids.