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Ogden Raptors hit a home run for Brain Injury Victims across utah
“Brain Injury Awareness Night” is the first event like this for the Ogden Raptors, as they partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. Fans, friends and families can enjoy a night at the ballpark for $5 while supporting a worthwhile cause.
Brain Injury Awareness Night
The Ogden Raptors VS. the Grand Junction Rockies
Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m.
Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Avenue, Ogden
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.biau.org. 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales go to the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah.
“After being approached about having this special night, I was all for it. We want people to know that the players, and the Dodgers organization, take every precaution necessary to prevent athletes from being hurt,” states David Baggotts, Owner and President of the Ogden Raptors. “In sports, injuries happen a lot, it is our goal to not only help bring awareness about brain injuries, but also acceptance of wearing helmets for kids, starting when they are young. Helmets save lives.”
Ron Roskos, Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah spends his days fundraising, creating opportunities for awareness and working with those whose lives have been affected by devastating brain injury. “This baseball game is our night! From the opening pitch, to the half time show, all the entertainment and festivities are geared to helping support those with brain injury.” Roskos goes on to say, “We also want to help ensure that young athletes learn to use their head, to make safety a priority, whether on the field, or with their friends. We are happy to have the support of the Ogden Raptors to help make that dream a reality.”
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, BIAU, a non-profit community organization in Murray, UT, serves Utah Residents who have been affected by a brain injury by providing resources, education and a shared community connection through events and each other. BIAU also works in conjunction with industry professionals such as case managers, physicians and therapists with their online forum and with their enormous library of information. For interviews or more information please call (801)716-4993 or visit our website at www.biau.org.