Children and Families Treated to Evening at the Ballpark Courtesy of the Community Foundation
“Berlin Night with the Bees” First of Four Community Foundation-Sponsored Events at New Britain Stadium Celebrating Foundation’s 75th Anniversary
New Britain, Conn., July 11, 2016 – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain continued its 75th anniversary celebration with a bang on Friday evening July 8 at New Britain Stadium as the New Britain Bees defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 5-2 in an Atlantic League of Professional Baseball contest.
In the first of four Community Foundation Nights with the Bees to take place this summer, dozens of children and families from Berlin enjoyed the game courtesy of the Foundation. In partnership with the Bees, more than 200 complimentary tickets were distributed to children and families taking part in programs at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA and the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Children enjoyed an autograph session with Bees players prior to the game, were treated to box seats for the contest and took part in a community parade across the field during the game as they were recognized by the public address announcer and saluted by the crowd. The evening was capped off with a fireworks display.
“We had a great time and the children really enjoyed having the opportunity to attend the ballgame and be recognized,” said Dee Daigle, Youth and Family Program Director with the New Britain-Berlin YMCA. “They’ll be talking about this night for a long time to come.”
“It is our pleasure to treat the children and families of the communities we serve to a night at the ballgame,” said Jim Williamson, President of the Community Foundation. “What better way for the Foundation to celebrate its diamond anniversary than in the company of families who enjoy many of the very community programs the Foundation supports?”
Three additional Community Foundation Nights remain this summer. Plainville Night with the Bees takes place on Friday, July 29; New Britain Night with the Bees is on Friday, August 5; and the final event is Southington Night with the Bees on August 12.
Complimentary tickets are limited and are being distributed by the Bees on the Foundation’s behalf to local youth programs and organizations. The Foundation is not managing ticket distribution. If you are a youth program director or coordinator in Plainville, New Britain or Southington and are interested in tickets for your group for any of the remaining nights, please contact Pat Day, New Britain Bees, at (860) 826-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, manage permanent charitable assets effectively, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.