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Local Baseball Teams Take Action To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence


Two local college summer league baseball teams hope to collect a thousand stuffed animals and blankets to donate to victims of domestic violence.

The Marysville Gold Sox and Yuba City Bears hope the donations will make families' recoveries from domestic violence a little bit easier.

The donations will go to Casa de Esperanza. It's a non-profit that serves about a thousand domestic violence victims from Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties and Beale Air Force Base.

Linda Hodges is a director with the nonprofit.

"We so appreciate it, and I know that our clients do really appreciate having somebody who knows what they're going through and is willing to step up and say, you know, 'Let us help you,' " Hodges says.

Gold Sox and Bears General Manager Michael Mink says the team will provide other support as well, including help with repairs to the nonprofit’s building, which had a fire last year.

"We're gonna go out there with some of our players and help clean some places out, paint some places,” Mink says. “We're also gonna have some of the children and some of the adults at some of our games on a night out."

People who donate will receive free general admission to a Gold Sox or Bears home game. Both teams play at Colusa Casino Stadium in Marysville.

The season opens May 30.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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