The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs are back in action tomorrow night (Saturday 7/29/17) with a brand new event. They will be hosting their first annual "Purple in the Park night to support March of Dimes Mohawk Valley. The DiamondDawgs at Veteran's Park in Little Falls are throwing their support behind the March of Dimes by spreading awareness to the cause. The baseball team is encouraging everyone to "go purple for preemies" when they come to this game. You can even come early to take part in what could be the biggest pre-game purple picture ever - the Dawgs will all be sporting purple shirts and you can join them. Preemies in attendance will also be invited to take part in games on the field between innings, complete with purple capes for the little superheroes (while supplies last). There will also be an informational table to stop by to learn more about what the March of Dimes is all about.

Laura Powers/MV March of Dimes

The 2018 March for Babies Mohawk Valley event chair, Laura Powers had been working with the DiamondDawgs owner, Travis Heiser to try to put together an event, but never dreamed it would turn into such an exciting evening.

It's clear that Travis's team believes in supporting other organizations, and this collaboration is a great example of their involvement and generosity. As a Little Falls resident and someone who is passionate about the March of Dimes mission, I am thrilled to have the Dawgs in our backyard! (Laura Powers)

You can even use these 3 FREE e-tickets to get into the game. Just print this page or show this website on your phone at the ticket window for free general admission.

Laura Powers/MV March of Dimes

We all know that babies are the most precious and vulnerable members of our community. And the March of Dimes has done tireless work for a long time. Founded in 1938 by President Franklin D Roosevelt, it’s original mission was to combat polio. Since the introduction of a vaccine for that disease, the group has continued its work to prevent birth defects, premature birth and assistance with newborn screenings. The Mohawk Valley March of Dimes is filled with staff and volunteers who have very personal connections to this mission, and work hard because they understand the payoff. Executive Leadership Team member Laura Powers said:

While the March of Dimes places a keen eye on reducing prematurity through education and research, they are an organization for all babies…they have assisted with screening newborns for more than 20 serious but treatable conditions in all states. If you had a full-term pregnancy and healthy baby, March of Dimes has been a part of that journey. (Laura Powers – Mohawk Valley March of Dimes Press Release)

Gates open this Saturday, July 29 at 5:30pm with the first pitch at 6:35pm at Veteran's Park in Little Falls. For more information, check out Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs Baseball on Facebook.