‘Fill the Boot’ fundraiser hosted by Angels and firefighters
The Angels are teaming up with the Anaheim Firefighters Association to host the fourth annual Angel Stadium “Fill the Boot” Fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Orange County and Riverside County.
The Angels Wives and Anaheim Firefighters Association will be asking Angel fans to “fill their boots” with cash to help fund the MDA children’s clinic at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the ALS Center at UC Irvine. The funds will also provide wheelchair repair, lifesaving flu shots and MDA summer camp for special-needs kids. Donations collected during this year’s “Fill-The-Boot” campaign will also fund research to help find a cure for 43 neuromuscular diseases.
The fundraising effort also supports Major League Baseball’s “4ALS” initiative to raise awareness and support for the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. July 4, 2014 marked the 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man Alive Speech” – in recognition, Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs joined together for “4ALS.” Building on MLB’s longstanding commitment to ALS awareness, all Clubs are dedicating a day in 2014 to “4ALS.”
On August 13th, the Angels will host their “4ALS Day” at Angel Stadium as the wives and firefighters will present the funds from the “Fill the Boot” campaign to MDA during a pregame ceremony. The Angels will also donate tickets to that night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies to MDA for ALS patients and their families.
“Fill the Boot” will begin at 4 pm and run through the 1st inning on Saturday, July 26 when the Angels host the Detroit Tigers, outside the Diamond Club, Home Plate Gate and Gates 1, 4 and 6.