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September 23, 2011, Geneva, Illinois - The Kane County Cougars, a Class A minor league baseball team, recently selected Glaucoma Research Foundation as an honored charity; a check for $8,600 was presented by Cougars managing partner Mike Woleben.
The $8,600 check was accepted on behalf of Glaucoma Research Foundation by long-time supporters Danielle, Dan and Maureen Fiarito at the start of a Cougars home game on September 4th. The charitable check represented funds raised to support glaucoma research and education during the month of August 2011.
Danielle Fiarito, now 17, was diagnosed with glaucoma at age 4. Danielle’s younger brothers Cory and Jake participated by throwing out the first ball of the game.
Throughout the 2011 season, the Kane County Cougars have raised money for a number of causes through ballpark promotions for fans. In addition to Glaucoma Research Foundation, causes chosen to benefit from Cougar ballpark promotions included the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, and Misericordia Home. In each case, the Cougars matched funds raised up to $4,000.
“As an organization, it’s with great satisfaction that we continue to follow our philosophy of being good neighbors by supporting a variety of important initiatives at the ballpark this season,” said Mike Woleben, who along with Mike Murtaugh, are the Cougars’ managing partners.
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