24 Feb Jacksonville Non-Profit Partners with Minor League Baseball to go Nationwide in Search for Missing Kids
For Immediate Release, February 24, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Locally based non-profit, The BairFind Foundation, today announced a partnership with Minor League Baseball and Minor League Baseball Charities to place their “BairFind Signs” in every minor league baseball stadium in America. As Minor League Baseball Charities newest official Homegrown Charity Partner, BairFind is expanding the search for missing children through an innovative approach to sports-based marketing.
“We are honored to be the newest Official Homegrown Charity Partner of Minor League Baseball,” said BairFind founder Dennis Bair, a former Minor League pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. “This summer, millions of baseball fans across the country will be enlisted in the search for missing kids. With BairFind Signs in MiLB stadiums, we will revolutionize the search for missing children in the USA in 2016.”
“Through Minor League Baseball’s relationship with The BairFind Foundation, our ballparks can in one more way serve as a resource to their communities—to help find missing kids,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “We welcome BairFind to the MiLB family as a Homegrown Charity Partner and with the assistance of our clubs and fans, hope to play a small part in bringing more children home to their families.”
BairFind’s goal is to place a “BairFind Sign” in the concourse of every Minor League ballpark nationwide this season through a strategic roll out campaign with the support of MiLB Charities. “BairFind Signs” feature missing children specific to each team’s region. To date, BairFind has featured 278 missing children at 40 Minor League ballparks, 65 of whom have been safely located.
BairFind is bringing and keeping more kids home through community awareness programs and innovative solutions designed to change the cultural conversation around missing children. As a tax exempt 501(c)(3), our objective is to expand the search through youth education and prevention, collaborative real-time response technologies and standing with families in their continued search.
Contact: Ellen Sullivan
8777 San Jose Boulevard Suite 803
Jacksonville, FL 32217
PDF FILE: BF Feb 2016 Press Release (Jax)