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Colorado Springs teams chipping in with Harvey relief effort

August 31, 2017 Updated: August 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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Local teams are chipping in on hurricane relief.

The Sky Sox will raffle off items in Saturday’s game, including a team-autographed base, glove, jersey and bat as well as tickets to a Broncos game with pregame field pass, luxury suite tickets to an Avalanche game and passes to Elitch Gardens among other items.

The Sky Sox will also donate 100 percent of proceeds from Saturday’s 50-50 raffle as part of a Hope For Houston fundraiser in conjunction with the Pikes Peak United Way.

“With the help and generosity of the Colorado Springs community, we can make a difference for those affected by this devastating storm,” Sky Sox president and general manager Tony Ensor said.

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will chip in by selling special edition jerseys to help the Hurricane Harvey relief effort with through the American Red Cross.

The jerseys will have the No. 4 and “Texas” across the top. They are available online and at the next home game on Sept. 9.

The soccer team will also donate $1 from every Budweiser, Bud Light and hot dog sold at that game against Phoenix.

At the Air Force Academy, the North Texas U.S. Air Force Academy Parent Club will host a dinner for cadets from the impacted area on Friday night. It is Parents’ Weekend at the academy, where 113 cadets and six cadet candidates at the prep school are from the Texas gulf coast region. Many of those families were not able to travel for the festivities.

“Our parent groups recognize there’s a lot of cadets whose parents and relatives in the gulf coast region are at best, unable to travel to Colorado to see them and at worst, dealing with the aftereffects of this hurricane,” said Marie Nikovits, the academy’s parent liaison.

Nikovits said USAFA parent clubs outside Texas, parents attending Parents’ Weekend and cadet sponsors are welcome to participate.

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