06/27/2020 5:57 AM
Article By: CCBL Public Relations Office
Yarmouth Port, MA – June 27, 2020. The Cape Cod Baseball League has partnered with the Cape Cod Resilience Fund in raising money by selling branded COVID-19 facemasks and donating all the profits to the Cape Cod Resilience Fund.
“We were humbled that the Cape Cod Baseball League wanted to collaborate with us,” said Amanda Converse, Love Live Local CEO. “The league is an institution here on Cape Cod, and it’s great that they wanted to show small businesses thank you for the support over the years.”
The Cape Cod Resilience Fund was launched in April of 2020 by local business advocacy group Love Live Local and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District in response to the devastating effects of strict guidelines for business operations on the region’s small business community.
“We knew the funding that would be available through the government wasn’t going to take care of all the economic impact the pandemic would cause,” said Converse.
The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will be issuing grants to eligible Cape Cod small businesses to supplement day-to-day operational expenses. They have raised over $50,000 so far, with a goal to raise a total of $100,000 by the end of August. The Cape Cod Baseball League hopes to assist them in reaching that goal, with the help of fans around the league, by selling the COVID-19 facemasks.
“We are so grateful for the support of the local Cape Cod businesses to the league and the teams over the years, and are delighted that we have the opportunity to give back to them with this partnership,” said the Cape League’s Senior Vice President, Bill Bussiere.
Cape Cod Baseball League facemasks are available on the league’s online store while supplies last: shop.capecodbaseball.org
Love Live Local and the BID’s efforts have been supported by a coalition of local business organizations help from our friends from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and Provincetown Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the Cape Cod Resilience Fund, visit lovelivelocal.com/resilience.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premiere amateur summer baseball league for college athletes. Players come from colleges around the country to play for one of the ten teams on the Cape. The Cape Cod Baseball League began in 1885 and has helped numerous players achieve their dreams of making it to the major leagues throughout the 135 years, including 333 former players in the 2019 MLB season.
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