(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2023) – Throughout the 2023 season, the Long Island Ducks teamed up with Island Federal Credit Union to hit Home Runs for Hunger.
Every time a Ducks player launched a home run this year, Island Federal made a $100 donation to Long Island Cares, in an effort to help improve food security for families on Long Island. Because the Ducks have launched 148 homers as a team, Island Federal has donated $14,800 to Long Island Cares. Representatives from both organizations were in attendance during the Ducks game against the High Point Rockers on September 16 to celebrate the program’s success.
“We’re excited to take part in this program benefiting the food insecure in our region,” said Long Island Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “Now there’s even more cause to celebrate every home run hit by your hometown team.”
“For more than a decade, Island Federal has supported Long Island Cares in its mission to combat hunger on Long Island,” said Bret W. Sears, President/CEO, of Island Federal. “We are proud to partner with the Long Island Ducks’ “Home Runs for Hunger” program, not only to raise funds for Long Island Cares but to make Long Islanders aware of the critical issue of food insecurity here at home.”
“Island Federal, the Long Island Ducks, and Long Island Cares have been a great team to provide emergency food assistance for our neighbors in need,” said Long Island Cares President/CEO Paule Pachter. “Each time a member of the Ducks hits a home run we can provide 80 meals for a child, veteran, senior, or family in need. As a result of continued inflation and the rising cost of groceries, this initiative is a real game changer for the food bank.”
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8.5 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).