PEARL, MS - The Mississippi Braves, in partnership with the Atlanta Braves Foundation, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.
As a grant recipient, the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for underserved girls that focuses on the Girl Scout anti-bullying campaign and provides hands-on STEM Badge Activities.
"We are incredibly grateful to the Braves and this great opportunity to partner and work together for our youth," said Becky Traweek, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. "This grant will allow us to work with more girls in underserved areas and bring Girl Scouts to those that might not be able to participate. We are also looking forward to another successful baseball season in 2019!"
"The Braves Foundation strives to support the local community through as many channels as possible," said Adrian Williams, Atlanta Braves' Senior Director of Diversity and Community. "Giving back to those in Braves Country is extremely important to the Braves."
"On behalf of the M-Braves, we consider it a privilege to partner with the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi and join their mission in serving the youth of our region," added Pete Laven, Mississippi Braves' Vice President, and General Manager.
The Atlanta Braves Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Atlanta
Braves and raises money throughout the year through various
initiatives such as a 50/50 raffle, ballpark, and online auctions,
Braves License Plate program, SunTrust Park Brick Paver Program and an
annual golf tournament. The Atlanta Braves Foundation announced in
September that it has contributed $315,000 to charities in Braves
Country, and will award 29 local non-profit organizations with grants
to fund their 2018-19 initiatives.