As a disaster response organization who knows a thing or two about batting clean-up, we’re pumped to have a heavy hitter literally going to bat for our team. This season, every home run Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus hits, he will support Team Rubicon by pledging $1,000 through his Hitters for Heroes campaign. The Rays Baseball Foundation will also contribute $5,000 to Team Rubicon in support of the campaign.
Launched in 2016 while a member of the Houston Astros, Rasmus and his Hitters for Heroes initiative have provided $15,000 to Team Rubicon after the outfielder recorded 15 homers during the 2016 season.
“As Team Rubicon helps disaster-stricken communities on their worst days, their veteran volunteers are regaining a sense of purpose, community, and identity following military service,” Rasmus said.
Visit hittersforheroes.com to join Rasmus in supporting the only nonprofit harnessing the skills and experiences of veterans to respond to disasters across the world.