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September 8, 2008
All season long, when the Hagerstown Suns struck out a player on the visiting team, they were helping to secure the future for area students with Susquehanna Bank's Strikeouts for Straight A's Scholarship Program. Since April, Susquehanna Bank has made a donation for each Suns home game strikeout to a scholarship fund for students pursuing higher education. After months of racking up strikeouts, a $1,000 scholarship was awarded to each of the following students: Jeremiah Cress, Jacquelyn Gallo, Esaite Lakew and Taryn Shank, all students of Washington County schools.
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NEWS
July 6, 2008
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Mason-Dixon Council were honored at the Hagerstown Suns game on May 31. The flag ceremony was conducted by Troop 2, Hagerstown. The Scouts and leaders marched around the outfield and were recognized in front of the fans. Cub Scout Samuel Henry, from Pack 36, Hagerstown, had the honor of throwing out the first pitch for the game. After to game, approximately 100 Scouts camped out on the outfield. They were treated to the movie "Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 22, 2008
It was a "play ball" kickoff Friday night for the United Way of Washington County as the 2008 fundraising campaign was launched at Municipal Stadium. "We're blowing up balloons and getting ready for a fun evening," campaign director Addie Staebler said Friday afternoon. The United Way hopes to raise a record $2 million during the 2008 campaign. Volunteers, donors, agencies and other community partners gathered for a pregame picnic co-sponsored by Centra Bank, Keller-Stonebraker Insurance and Greg and Ruth Anne Snook.
NEWS
July 24, 2008
More than 3,000 fans were at Municipal Stadium for the Hagerstown Suns' third annual "Pitching Pink" promotion on June 7. After calculating revenues from the jersey sale and the ribbon sales, the Suns donated $4,539 to Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. A majority of the funds were raised through the Suns annual "Shirt Off Our Backs" auction. The team wore special pink jerseys during the game, which were auctioned off and presented to the winning bidder immediately following the contest.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | October 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Little did Ryan Mock know when he decided to dress up like a big cow Saturday at Municipal Stadium that he would run into some of his diminutive "relatives. " No sooner had the gates opened for the free trick-or-treat event hosted by the Hagerstown Suns than a youngster came in wearing a cow suit, too. And it happened again and again to other adult characters - a big Scooby-Doo met a tiny replica, and a pint-sized elephant got quite a shock when he saw his larger pachyderm cousin.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2012
Hagerstown Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn finally spoke publicly Tuesday about his intentions, outlining a concept proposal for a stadium facility that would keep the ball club in Hagerstown for decades to come. Speaking to Mayor David S. Gysberts and the Hagerstown City Council during a work session at City Hall, Quinn's $25 million stadium concept included $3 million in upfront money for naming rights as well as an annual rent payment of $105,000 over 30 years to fund a large portion of the private-sector share of financing.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2012
Longtime Hagerstown resident Robert Stone, 62, who has been a fan of the Hagerstown Suns since they began play in 1981, said the city of Hagerstown and Washington County should do whatever it takes to keep the minor league baseball team in town. “I'd be sorry to see them go,” he said. “We should do some kind of long-term deal to keep them here.” Stone was among area residents who talked Wednesday about the possibility of the city and  county authorizing a study on the economic benefits of a new or renovated baseball stadium in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2011
Decked out in a sharp, blue uniform with an expression of battle-ready determination, the bobblehead figure of Capt. Ulric Dahlgren was officially unveiled Wednesday at the Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center. The figurine, designed in the likeness of the “hero of the Battle of Hagerstown,” is the sixth annual bobblehead sponsored by The Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Hagerstown Suns. The two groups collaborate each year to celebrate Hagerstown history by giving away bobblehead collectibles of important local figures.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2013
As stadium site selection and financing remain question marks for the city to retain the Hagerstown Suns, a new privately-driven proposal to bring professional baseball to Fredericksburg, Va., is in the works that has “enormous potential,” according to Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn. The Suns have partnered with Diamond Nation, a New Jersey-based company, that plans to privately finance and build a “destination” complex that will include a 5,000-seat minor league baseball stadium, as well as amateur baseball and softball facilities on roughly 45 acres in that city's Celebrate Virginia South development, according to Quinn, a letter to Fredericksburg businesses and media reports.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 19, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Life's leftovers - the "Booty Sculpt" exercise video, the Big George Foreman rotisserie oven, an electric mosquito swatter with the missing battery cover among them - crowded folding tables in the parking lot of Municipal Stadium on Saturday for a yard sale sponsored by Horizon Goodwill Industries and the Hagerstown Suns. For the vendors, it was an opportunity to clear out a closet or free up a corner of the basement of the outdated, the outmoded and the unused. "I would love to sell my clothes because I've lost a lot of weight," said Jessica Banzhoff of Hagerstown.
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