Every year, the GBA hosts a day at the ballpark at the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ stadium. We look forward to it every year as a chance to catch up with one another and celebrate the conclusion of another successful GBA year. This year, however, things are different and COVID-19 presents new challenges for social gatherings. Not to mention, COVID-19 has changed our community, causing many to be struggling with this new normal. So, rather than reschedule the Grasshopper’s event, the GBA Board voted to reallocate the $3,000 budgeted for this event to the following charitable organizations that need our help right now more than ever:
Backpack Beginnings: an organization that provides backpacks filled with food and other supplies directly to children in need. The GBA will gift $1,000 to this organization. To read more about Backpack Beginnings, click here: https://backpackbeginnings.org/about/
Greensboro Urban Ministries (GUM): The GBA regularly serves at GUM providing meals to the homeless in our community. In lieu of serving at GUM this month, the GBA will gift $1,000 to this organization. To read more about Greensboro Urban Ministries, click here: https://greensborourbanministry.org/
Downtown Greensboro Meals for Frontline Heroes: Downtown Greensboro has created a GoFundMe page to raise money to donate to local restaurants in downtown Greensboro. The following restaurants are participating: 1618 Downtown, A Sweet Success! Bakery, Baked, Blue Denim, Cheesecakes By Alex, Chez Genese, Cincy’s, Deep Roots, Ghassan’s, Heavenly Buffaloes, Jerusalem Market, Liberty Oak, Machete, Mellow Mushroom, and SMOHK’D. In return, the restaurants will provide meals to Cone Health healthcare workers on the front lines fighting COVID-19. The GBA will gift $1,000 to this initiative. To read more about it, click here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/greensborostrong
While we will miss seeing all of you at the ballpark, the GBA board determined that the money would be better served supporting the community that we love so much during this uncertain time. We hope you all stay safe and well!