Arizona Rattlers to distribute tickets to foster and kinship families

Photo by Matt Hinshaw Photography/Arizona Rattlers

Photo by Matt Hinshaw Photography/Arizona Rattlers

The Arizona Rattlers announce that tickets will be distributed to local foster and kinship families through the Arizona Blue Ribbon Coalition.

The tickets will be for the Rattlers upcoming home game at 3 p.m. on July 26 against the Los Angeles KISS at US Airways Center.

“Ron Shurts has always been an advocate for giving back to our community,” stated Rattlers President, Chris Presson, in a press release . “We have had an overwhelming response and are happy to know we can help make a positive difference in the lives of foster families. ¬†For some foster kids it will be their first time watching a pro sporting event at US Airways Center.”

The Arizona Blue Ribbon Coalition is a collaboration led by Hope & A Future, the KIDS Consortium, the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Partnerships and the Arizona Department of Child Safety, according to the release. In an effort to spread awareness about the greater need for foster care and to show respect for existing families with children in their care, the players will be sporting blue ribbons on their helmets during the game, stated the release.

“Community organizations are an essential component in caring for Arizona’s most vulnerable children. On behalf of the Arizona Blue Ribbon Coalition, I’d like to thank the Arizona Rattlers and Hope & A Future for their support of foster and kinship families and the children in their care,” stated Chuck Fitzgerald, director of the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Partnerships, in the release.

The donation will allow the Rattlers to distribute tickets to foster care children and their families in the area.

In order to receive tickets, families must register online at The Arizona Rattlers continue to work with various non-profit organizations throughout the Valley donating their time to help community members in need as part of their community outreach campaign.

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