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OC charitable organization recognizes Angels Baseball Foundation

The Foundation is awarded for its ongoing community support.

By Kirsti CorreaPublished: July 07, 2011

The Angels Baseball Foundation’s community service efforts were honored with the 2010-2011 Shell Award from the Junior League of Orange County, California (JLOCC), an organization composed of local women who promote voluntarism and improve the community through helpful events and programs.

“We are extremely grateful and appreciative of the recognition given to our organization from the Junior League of Orange County,” said Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl.

Every year, the JLOCC presents the Shell Award to an individual or company that has demonstrated exceptional support to the organization.

“One of the primary objectives of the Angels, aside from winning a championship, is to make a difference within our community on a year-round basis. It is a goal we focus on day in and day out,” said Kuhl.  

Over the past five years, the Angels Baseball Foundation has worked with the JLOCC to help raise funds, support events and headline a Career Day for youth in the Angels Press Room. In addition to game tickets, MVP packages and team memorabilia, the Foundation has donated $25,000, as well as items for the JLOCC’s Golf Tournament by the Sea, Christmas Company and Spring Fundraiser.

Through helpful support from the Foundation, the JLOCC has been able to partner with other nonprofit organizations in Orange County, such as The Second Harvest Food Bank’s Backpack Program, Crittenton Services’ Connect Program, CHOC Children’s Reading Program and Olive Crest’s Kinship Support Services Program, as well as the Junior League’s own Bear Hugs and Bear Necessities Program.

“We have a great deal of respect for the Junior League of Orange County and the impact the group continues to have assisting so many,” said Kuhl. “It is a privilege to assist and support those efforts.”

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