The Copperheads Give Back
Over the past few months, the Copperheads have been hard at work giving back to the Athens Community. Check out these highlights from our Instagram of some of the events that the Copperheads have put on to benefit the residents of Athens.
The Copperheads got a group together to walk in Ohio University's homecoming parade this past October. The PR team through ImPRessions, Ohio University's student-run PR firm, created a fly, banner, and social media campaign with the hashtag #HomerunHomecoming around the event. The group passed out the flyers and baseball shaped poppers to the bystanders watching!
Swings 'N Wings World Series Watch Party
In honor of the World Series, the Copperheads threw a World Series watch party at Buffalo Wild Wings on W. Union Street. The team did a raffle drawing throughout the game, allowing 2-3 people to win prizes each inning and Homer, the Copperheads mascot even made an appearance! The prizes included t-shirt and hat donations from the Copperheads team, Homer bobble heads, and generous donations from Insomnia cookies and more. It was a great turn out!
Shopping for the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation
For the holiday season, the Copperheads sponsored three children from the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation of Athens. Homer went on a shopping spree at College Book Store on Court Street and Walmart on E. State Street to round up a cart full of goodies for the kids. The event yielded a great response from the community and it was a really great opportunity for the Copperheads to give back.
The Cincinnati Reds came to Athens last month for their yearly Reds Caravan, an annual event that sends Reds players and employees to different cities throughout the region to get fans pumped up for the new season. The East Tour edition kicked off in Athens, Ohio, and the Copperheads had the opportunity to attend and promote their team at the event. Homer even made a new friend, Mr.Red!
Homers and Hearts
For a Valentines Day-themed event, the Copperheads took over the after school program at the Athens Community Center. With the help of Homer, the kids made over 50 valentines for the Laurel of Athens, a local nursing home.