Posted by Cathy K on Jan 20, 2019
It’s a little early to think about baseball but it’s never too early to think about improving Rotarys public image in our communities. 
District 5010 and the Rotary Clubs of Anchorage East, Hillside, International and Russian Jack have combined to enhance Rotary’s image with the local baseball fans.  [Rotarians Greg Solomon, Mike Bridges and Carolyn Jones also tossed a little money into the pot and Greg donated his graphic design skills to make this work.] This Rotary partnership cut a great deal with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots summer league college baseball team.
When Mulcahy Stadium opens in May and throughout the summer of 2019, every baseball fan who comes to the park for a high school game, an American Legion game or an Alaska Baseball League game, or any other event, will see an 8’ x 16’ outfield billboard promoting Rotary in the Anchorage community.  The contract with the Glacier Pilots also gets us a full-page color ad on the outside back cover of the Pilots baseball program, the Rotary wheel and logo on the reverse side of admission tickets; 54 radio PSAs and promo spots at all the Pilots home games.  We will tell the Rotary story from End Polio Now to highlighting local projects of the participating clubs.
And that’s not all!  The district and participating clubs will share 300 general admission tickets, 10 season’s passes to all regular Alaska Baseball League games and 4 season box seat tickets.  Each participating club may use its share of these tickets as the club chooses: sell/auction them off as a fundraiser, give them away to local students or whatever.  And, finally, the district and participating clubs will have the opportunity to host a Rotary Night at the ball park, share in the Split The Pot Proceeds, and offer discount ticket/food packages to its members. 
This is an amazing partnership with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.  Rotary will be supporting a local nonprofit that showcases future MLB talent; helps develop local baseball talent and provides healthy summer entertainment to the baseball fan and Anchorage community.  Not only will Rotary’s public image be enhanced by this partnership but there are so many ways that the participating clubs can promote fellowship amongst their members and the other participating clubs.
It is a win-win for everyone!
Play ball!
Thank you PDG Carolyn E. Jones