Louie’s Holiday Hope Project, the Bowie Baysox baseball team's program to help local families in need, helped 16 families during the 2012 holiday season, according to a news release.
Partnering with the Prince George’s County Fire Department (PGFD), the Bowie Police Department and Bowie Youth & Family Services, the Baysox and the team mascot, Louie, were able to provide the families, which included 39 children, with food, coats and Christmas gifts.
“Louie’s Holiday Hope Project had another very successful year of assisting families in need around the holidays,” said Baysox Marketing Director Brandan Kaiser. “Every year this program grows thanks to the great support from the community and all the donations we receive. The Baysox would like to thank our partners this year and all those that contributed to Louie’s Holiday Hope Project.”
PGFD donated 20 boxes of food and the Bowie Police Department contributed 35 donated toys. The Baysox helped six families that had been nominated by community members and Bowie Youth & Family Services provided for the needs of 10 families.
The Baysox also collected dozens of toys throughout last season and more than 50 coats during the team’s warm clothing drive, all of which supported Louie’s Holiday Hope Project.