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The Hooks announced Tuesday they plan to distribute $113,000 to Little League and youth baseball programs in Rockport, Port Aransas, Refugio, Ingleside and Aransas Pass.
The money was raised through the club's #CoastalBendStrong campaign and with Minor League Baseball. The money will help to fund scholarships for entry fees and uniform expenses for the youth programs. The team also announced that money was raised for new scoreboards and a spring break camp that will be hosted by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.
The Hooks designated a portion of the proceeds from their final homestand of 2017 for Hurricane Harvey relief. During the Labor Day weekend series, fans were offered free parking and "Pay What You Can" seating. Hooks players dedicated their season-long home run dollar earnings to the recovery effort. An autographed Corpus Christi game-worn jersey auction, and the sale of Coastal Bend Strong T-shirts contributed to the initiative.
Teams across Minor League Baseball rallied to raise more than $300,000 after Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Funds went to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group and other relief organizations, including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and United Way Worldwide.
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