Gas South donates $60,000 to local charities through sponsorship with Atlanta Braves
Gas South, the official natural gas provider and sponsor of the Atlanta Braves, wrapped up the fourth annual “Bring the Heat” campaign Sunday with a combined donation of $60,000 to the United Way and the Salvation Army’s Project SHARE.
Gas South pledged at the beginning of the season to donate $50 every time an Atlanta Braves pitcher strikes out an opponent. This season, the Atlanta Braves pitched 1,200 strikeouts, translating to a donation of $30,000 for each non-profit organization.
Gas South Vice Presidents Meredith Hodges and Chris Coan presented the checks to the United Way and the Salvation Army at the beginning of Sunday’s sold-out game, which was also long-time third basemen Chipper Jones’ last regular season home game.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Braves and give back to the communities we serve,” Hodges said. “The ‘Bring the Heat’ campaign has helped to make a huge impact on the lives of thousands of local families in need.”
Since 2010, Gas South has contributed a combined $172,000 to the United Way and the Salvation Army’s Project SHARE through the “Bring the Heat” campaign.
“The Braves are honored to be affiliated with a great corporate and community partner like Gas South,” said Derek Schiller, Braves’ Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.