The Joe Niekro Foundation will once again partner with the Arizona Fall League for the upcoming 2010 Winter season. In addition to stadium banners that the foundation will receive, we will once again host Brain Aneurysm Awareness Week in which $36 for every strikeout during the week will be donated to the foundation. This week alone raised over $11,000 for the foundation in 2009.
The banners at the various parks will promote The Joe Niekro Foundation and their Text to Give campaign. A pre-game announcement about the foundation and the AZFL’s involvement will take place and periodic game announcements will be made attempting to get attendees to partake in the Text to Give campaign. Just as last year, the AZFL will incorporate pre/post game announcements promoting the campaign and president of the foundation, Natalie Niekro will be on hand at various games to address the crowd and introduce the foundation to the AZFL attendees.
The JNF is thrilled about this renewed partnership and looks forward to a successful and exciting Arizona Fall League Season. So come out, support your favorite AZFL team and be sure to make a $10 donation from your cell phone while you are there. To see this year’s AZFL schedule, click here. We will see you on the field!