ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The Asheville Tourists, along with other baseball teams, are coming together to help with Florence recovery efforts.
Thirteen minor league teams are involved in both North and South Carolina.
The Asheville Tourists, Burlington Royals, Carolina Mudcats, Charleston RiverDogs, Charlotte Knights, Columbia Fireflies, Down East Wood Ducks, Durham Bulls, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Hickory Crawdads, Kannapolis Intimidators, Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Winston-Salem Dash announced today that they have created a joint GoFundMe page, raising funds for branches of the American Red Cross in affected areas of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Their effort is called the "Carolina Strong Relief Fund."
The thirteen-team dual state alliance will work together to maximize fundraising efforts across the state, using the hashtag #CarolinaStrong.
Both states have received unprecedented rainfall and flooding from a tropical cyclone, and hundreds of miles of roads were closed in each state.
"We've seen time and again that the residents of North and South Carolina are strong and resilient. In difficult times we stand by one another and lift up those in need. This time won't be any different," said the General Managers of the 13 MiLB teams in a joint statement.
According to a press release, funds raised through this campaign will be donated to the American Red Cross in affected areas of North Carolina and South Carolina.