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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Louie's Holiday Hope Project

BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie Baysox and their lovable mascot Louie have recently announced today the return of Louie's Holiday Hope Project for the third consecutive year. With the help of the Bowie Police Department and Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, the Baysox will brighten the holiday season for local families in need.

Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones stated, “We are pleased to help in such a worthwhile, community-based, effort to make the Holidays a little brighter for families in need. Our combined volunteer and career personnel from Bowie are proud to be involved once again with Louie’s Holiday Hope Project”

Fire Captain Thomas “TJ” James, Commander of the Northview Community Fire/EMS Station, stated, “Our Fire/EMS personnel are looking forward to doing whatever we can to help and encourage our citizens and residents to the same.”

Fans can nominate deserving families for Louie's Holiday Hope Project by e-mailing Louie at louie@baysox.com with the family's name, contact info and the family's situation. The team will not be able to help everyone that is nominated, but will consider multiple options to help several families. A Baysox staff member may contact the submitter for additional details or clarification, but all submissions remain confidential. Entries must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14.
The Baysox encourage other local groups and organizations to participate in Louie's Holiday Hope Project. Local organizations that would like to make a contribution to the program can e-mail Louie at louie@baysox.com or call the front office at (301) 805-6000.

Citizens and residents may drop off new and unwrapped toys at the Northview Community Fire/EMS Station, 14901 Northview Drive that will be distributed to families identified by the Louie’s Holiday Hope Project.

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