CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Hooks are making strives on the field this season, and are continuing to make efforts off the field as well. The organization has announced they are teaming up with the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation.
The foundation provides healing services to those who have been affected by any type of domestic violence all with the hopes of ending the cycle of domestic violence and the Hooks, along with a handful of minor league baseball teams have joined the cause. The Hooks will use their in game raffles as a way to raise funds.
"Anytime that we can shine our spotlight and use our platform, it is great," Hooks director of marketing JD Davis said. "We look forward to the opportunity."
Joe Torre, the longtime New York Yankees manager and Baseball Hall of Famer, started the foundation in 2002. And the Hooks are using their platform to shine light on the issue, hoping to help anyone they can.
"Providing them the information in some sort of discrete ways or things like that that can help them be heard," Davis said.
The Hooks will raffle off a baseball signed by Joe Torre at tonight's game and all the money will go towards the foundation. There will also be a stand set up with information about the organization.
The Hooks are encouraging anyone who is a victim of domestic violence to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-7233.
Any information regarding the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation can be found at joetorre,org.