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Florida Marlins pitching ballpark tour to raise funds for Haiti

The Florida Marlins are using their new under construction ballpark as an incentive to encourage donations to help rebuild earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

As part of its “Marlins Ayudan” (Marlins Help) community program, the team has partnered with Waste Management and Food for the Poor on a “Homes for Haiti” campaign. Waste Management kicked off the program with a $50,000 donation to build 10 two-room homes. The goal of the program is to build a village of 25 homes.

The first 10 individuals or companies to donate $1,000 or more by Monday, will get a special behind-the-scenes hard-hat tour of the ballpark site. The tour at 6 p.m. Tuesday includes a cocktail party at the ballpark sales headquarters from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will receive a personalized hard hat. Donors will get to meet Marlins executives and catcher John Baker, who visited Haiti with team officials last month.

To make a $1,000 donation, call 305-623-6497.

Fans can make $10 donations at or by texting “Haiti” to 25383.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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