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Pioneer League Community Partnerships

The Pioneer Baseball League and its member clubs strive to have a meaningful and positive impact in the Mountain State communities of the PBL across Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Montana with a focus on three areas:

Increasing diversity in the baseball industry, both on the field and off, by providing internship and job development opportunities to underserved communities.

Encouraging youth participation in the game of baseball; improving coaching skills to teach the game to the next generation.

Mentoring those seeking to break into or ascend within the sports industry.


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Boise Hawks: 

  • ​​Boise Metro Chamber Small Business Excellence Award Winner (2022 - Travel and Recreation)
  • Donation Requests (silent auctions, door prizes, etc.) - Over 250 donation requests filled in 2022
  • 6th Annual Reading Program - 100 local schools and over 16,000 students participating
  • Youth Sports League Fundraisers - over $26,000 raised
  • 8th Annual Military Appreciation Night - 800 tickets donated, $4,000 raised for Wyakin
  • St. Luke's Children's Hospital Jersey Auction - over $3,000 raised
  • Boise Baconators (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption) Jersey Auction - over $2,000 raised
  • Fred Meyer / Idaho Food Bank Double Down for Hunger - over $2,000 raised
  • Fred Meyer / Idaho Food Bank - Clash of the Cans Food Drive - over 100 pounds donated
  • Winter Glove Drive - over 100 pairs of winter gloves donated
  • Volunteer Events - Idaho Food Bank, community cleanup events
  • 208 Day - locally driven, day of community on February 8


 Glacier Range Riders: 

  • Children’s hospital visits with mascots 


Grand Junction Jackalopes: 

  • Youth Sports Night - All youth sports participants received a free ticket to a game
  • Challenger Baseball Night - Played a game on the field before our game with both teams as "Buddies" with the Challenger baseball teams
  • Back to school night - Kids and staff members of the district received discounted tickets
  • Special Olympics Colorado - On one night we donated $1 per ticket to Special Olympics Colorado
  • Annual Donation and Support to NJCAA Baseball World Series "DBA Grand Junction Baseball Committee"
  • Donations to all local charities for silent auctions and various events. 


Great Falls Voyagers: 

  • Non-Profit of The Night -  A local nonprofit is featured each night and raises money through selling tickets and 50/50 (raises around $35,000 per summer)
  • Cross Town Clash for Education – Two local high schools battle for the Cross Town Clash Cup. $1 of every ticket goes to the local Great Falls Public School Foundation and draws over 2,000 high school students each summer. Since 2011 this program has raised over $50,000
  • Charity Seat Program – We have two ways for organizations who cannot afford to come games can attend, over 1,500 tickets donated per summer
  • Malmstrom AFB Booster Club Fundraising – Local Air Force base booster clubs volunteer in our main concession stand to raise money (average around $15,000 raiser per summer)
  • Guns N’ Hoses – Once per year local Police and Fire forces are recognized for a game, they get to fundraise as well as play as softball game before our game (raises around $2,500 per summer)


Idaho Falls Chukars:

  • A free STEM based kids day camp once a year, 500 kids 2nd-5th grade go to different learning booths around the ballpark and learn from community leaders in that field. All kids receive tickets to that night’s game as well
  • Summer Reading Program – All kids who complete the summer reading program at the library get free tickets to a game in August
  • Kids Clinic – One afternoon kids come to do baseball drills with all of our team who set up and work  pitching, fielding, hitting and baserunning stations, kids then get free tickets to that game.
  • Community Spotlight program – A local nonprofit sets up a promotional booth in our concourse every night
  • Community Seats Program – A local nonprofit gets 10 tickets to every game
  • Kids take the Field Program – A local youth sports team/ youth group get free tickets to every game and run out of the dugout for the anthem with the starting lineup
  • Copa games with silent auctions and raffles to benefit the Latino chamber of commerce
  •  Pride Night
  •  2 Little League Nights
  •  Weekly storytime reading at the library
  •  Over $20,000 raised for local non-profits through specialty jersey auctions last year


Missoula Paddleheads:  

  • Fundraising Tuesdays - Nonprofit program ‘21-’22 
  • Flyaway for Flagship program
  • Hit The Books Program 
  • 1200 hours volunteered by front office 
  • Strike out domestic violence campaign 


Rocky Mountain Vibes:  

  • Mascot attends dozens of community events a month in addition to donating to all the non-profits in the area (donation packs, tickets, suites, etc.)
  • Hospital visits with both players and mascots - Children's Hospital and give them gifts.
  • Blood drives at the ballpark. 
  • Staff and players do monthly community service hours - scheduled these once a month at different local organizations so we're giving back to all
  • Players also will host kids baseball clinics throughout the summer.
  • Free military nights every Thursday for all veterans and active plus other throw-in nights like hospital/first responders as well