The Rox Community Foundation have teamed up with Fleet Farm for the past two years to sponsor a special “Launch-A-Ball” contest that serves as a fundraising opportunity for an area Youth Baseball Association.
The contest takes place just before the post-game Friday night Fireworks show that features three (3) individual target signs placed out on the field. Fleet Farm awarded a $100 Store Gift Card to each of the three (3) prize winners that had their contest ball land closest to one of the targets.
During the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the Rox Community Foundation donated 100% of all proceeds raised from this contest at the ballpark as a benefit for the Sauk Rapids-Rice Youth Baseball Association in support of their mission to build new baseball/softball fields for boys & girls between the ages of 5-16.
Several parents and players from the youth baseball association attended each of the Friday night home games to sell the contest balls for the promotion. They were priced at “1” toss for $5.00; “3” tosses for $10; or “10” tosses for $20.
Overall, the Rox Community Foundation donated close to $10,000 to the Youth Baseball Association as a result of this special fundraiser.