Lincoln Rotary Club sells rivalry MLB tickets to support literacy
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[February 21, 2014]
Despite the freezing
temperatures and ice-paved streets, the Lincoln Rotary Club is
thinking about baseball! The Lincoln Rotary, along with Rotary
International District 6490, is kicking off their 11th annual
Cardinal Care MLB ticket sales to raise money for local literacy.
The tickets will be for one of the bistate rivalry games between the
Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals – a game in St. Louis on
April 12, with a 1:15 p.m. start time.
Locally the Lincoln Rotary has raised over $1,000 for programs such
as financially supporting the Reading Is Fundamental Summer Program
at Lincoln Public Library, purchasing "Andy
& Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure" — Rotary's "Four-Way
Test" books for all second-graders in Lincoln, and most recently
the club purchased 200 books for children who lost their homes and
possessions in the tornado that hit Washington, Ill., on Nov. 18
"Literacy is an important initiative for Rotary," said
Marcia Greenslate, the club's president. "In addition to the
programs we support with the Cardinal Care money we receive from the
Cards versus Cubs game in April, many Rotarians volunteer their time
several times a year to read to elementary students in Lincoln."
For 2013, Cardinal Care sent District 6490 a check for nearly
$4,000 to be distributed to the 22 clubs that participated in the
Cardinal Care project and bought tickets to the Cardinals-Cubs games
in April and August of 2013. Each ticket sold by the clubs was
reimbursed $18.63 to the club selling the tickets. This money is to
be used for literacy programs.
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Tickets for the April 12 Cardinals-Cubs game are $49, and
that date also happens to be "National League Champions Ring
Day." Every fan attending the game will receive a duplicate 2013
National League championship ring. Ticket prices for this game
in the same seats through other avenues are $55.
To help support local literacy programs, Lincoln Rotary or to
just attend the April 12 Cardinals versus Cubs game, contact
Michelle Bauer at 217-750-1061 or
by March 24.
[Text from file received]