Disaster Relief Coming From Lancaster


Posted Sep 1, 2005


The Lancaster JetHawks feature two players with close ties to the area where Hurricane Katrina hit hardest. The JetHawks are stepping up, and asking their fans to do the same, to help victims of one of the worst natural disasters in the country's history.

(Lancaster, CA) - The Lancaster JetHawks, in partnership with the Flight Crew
Booster Club, will continue to raise funds for the American Red Cross Hurricane
Relief Fund during Monday's regular season finale at Clear Channel Stadium and
will provide a complimentary Reserved Section game ticket to all fans who
contribute any monetary amount to the fund. The JetHawks will be taking on the
Lake Elsinore Storm in the final game of the 2005 regular season at 7:00 PM
that evening.

In addition, the team announced today that the winning bids received for the
home jerseys of Jeff Cook and Micah Owings during the club's silent auction
that is currently taking place, and will conclude on Monday, will be donated to
the relief fund. Cook, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Owings, who
recently completed his collegiate career at Tulane University in New Orleans,
are two players on the JetHawks roster with strong ties to the areas most
affected by the hurricane.

According to information provided by the American Red Cross, the most beneficial
and helpful thing that people wanting to help can do is contribute monetarily to
the disaster relief effort as food and supplies can become cumbersome and
overwhelm the relief organization. Therefore, only monetary donations will be
accepted on Monday and all monies raised during the last four games of the
regular season at Clear Channel Stadium will be directed to the hurricane
relief effort immediately following the conclusion of the regular season.

The JetHawks and Flight Crew Booster Club have raised over $1,200 during games
earlier this week at Clear Channel Stadium by "passing the hat" in the fourth
inning and will continue to do so at tonight's home game. On Monday, Booster
Club members will be stationed in front of the ballpark accepting monetary
donations and in return, providing fans who contribute any amount to the
disaster relief fund with a complimentary Reserved Section ticket to that
evening's game. A special "History of the American Flag" ceremony presented by
the Knight's of Columbus will precede a fireworks pyrospectacular show
immediately following the conclusion of the game.

To bid on one of the jerseys in the silent auction, go to www.JetHawks.com or http://www.jethawks.com/gamesummary.php?id=449.



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