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More Than 1,000 Carolina Mudcats Fans Contribute to Tornado Relief Drive

Food, Clothing, Other Goods Donated to Triangle Community Foundation.

Zebulon, NC, May 08, 2011 --( The Carolina Mudcats (, Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, has announced that more than 1,000 fans participated in a product donation drive to provide relief to victims of the April 16 tornado outbreak. The Mudcats partnered with ABC11 Eyewitness News, The Salvation Army and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern Carolina to host the event during the team’s April 23 game against the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Fans who participated in the drive donated food, clothing and other essential living items. The team shared information via public address and video announcements regarding further donation opportunities through the Triangle Community Foundation’s NC Tornado Relief Fund. More information about the Fund is available at

“Triangle residents, particularly those in Wake County, have realized the heavy burden and wide reach of the recent tornados,” said Mudcats President Steve Bryant. “I am incredibly proud of the more than 1,000 Carolina Mudcats fans who donated goods and other resources to those in need. Through this product drive, we are strengthening local relief efforts and rebuilding our community.”

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The Carolina Mudcats is Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, located in Zebulon, N.C. The Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the Mudcats play in the North Division of the Southern League at home in Five County Stadium off U.S. 264 near Franklin, Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties. The Mudcats have been an established minor-league fan favorite in Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Clayton, Louisburg, Wake Forest and surrounding towns and communities since 1991. Offering everything from fireworks to weekly promotions and group event nights from April through September, with seating ranging from inexpensive general admission to luxury suite rentals, the Carolina Mudcats provide a fun and exciting afternoon or evening of entertainment for casual and hardcore baseball fans alike that makes Five County Stadium “The Family Place” to be in Wake County. For more information, call (919) 269-2287 or visit

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