03 Jan BairFind Foundation Receives Presidential Citation Award from MiLB President Pat O’Conner at Baseball Winter Meetings
Jacksonville, FL – January 4, 2017 – The BairFind Foundation was awarded Minor League Baseball’s Presidential Citation during the Opening Session of the Baseball Winter Meetings held last month in Washington, D.C.
The citation is a special award issued by Minor League President Pat O’Conner to recognize exemplary service on behalf of Minor League Baseball. Dennis Bair, a former minor league player and the founder of BairFind was on hand to accept the honor.
BairFind was founded to expand the search for missing children in America by placing concourse signs in sports stadiums featuring area missing children. Earlier this year, BairFind was named an Official “Homegrown” Charity Partner of Minor League Baseball. In partnership with MiLB, the Concourse Sign program expanded from 40 to 139 teams participating across the country featuring over 500 profiles of missing children.
“It’s an honor to receive the Presidential Citation,” Bair said. “We are proud to be in partnership with MiLB to expand the search for missing children across America. Minor League Baseball is the ideal means for increasing the views on signs of missing children because of the millions of fans that visit stadiums every year. In 2016, over 35 million fans viewed profiles of missing children on BairFind signs in baseball stadiums thereby increasing the likelihood a child will be found”.
Bair was flanked at the ceremony by BairFind Chief Executive Officer, Ellen Sullivan.
The BairFind Foundation is a tax exempt 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to find missing children. BairFind produces signs for sports stadiums and arenas that feature photos of each city’s missing children. BairFind signs are placed in high visibility areas and are seen by millions of sports fans each season, greatly increasing the chances that featured children will be safely located.
Contact: Ellen Sullivan
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