The Oklahoma City Dodgers, a Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, partnered with the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and Community Health Charities to host American Indian Health Fund Night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on August 17, 2018.
The baseball team provided tickets at a discounted rate and donated $2 from every game ticket sold to the American Indian Health Fund, a collaboration between the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and CHC. Fans that attended received a free limited edition OKC Dodgers hat, game program and a post-game fireworks show. The fundraiser was so successful that the OKC Dodgers are already planning a repeat in 2019.
“We consider ourselves an important community asset and we have 70 baseball games throughout every season that we try to identify groups of people that want to come out and have an enjoyable activity together,” said OKC Dodgers President and General Manager Michael Byrnes. “It’s interesting how everyone connects to the game of baseball.”
The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board is a nonprofit in Oklahoma City that acts as the unified voice for the 43 federally recognized tribes located in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Community Health Charities raises awareness and financial resources for health and wellbeing. The American Indian Health Fund provides critical resources to improve the health of American Indians who are disproportionately affected by long-term health challenges that in many cases can be prevented. Read media coverage about the Fund launch or news and video about the OKC Dodgers partnership.