Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 has become a date that many in the state of Arkansas will remember for years to come. That was the day severe thunderstorms spawned a massive EF4 tornado. This tornado spent nearly an hour on the ground - traveling more than 40 miles - eating up trees, snapping power lines and wiping homes and businesses from their foundations. The national news has made these small towns in Arkansas household names. The official death toll is 15, most in the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia.
The two towns are high school sports rivals with the same mascot, the Eagles. On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Mayflower and Vilonia High School baseball teams will play a fundraising game at Dickey-Stephens Park in Little Rock, AR. Dickey-Stephens is home to the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team (a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Class AA affiliate).
The game Tuesday evening, is free and open to the public, but donations will be collected by both team’s cheerleading squads and all proceeds from concession stand sales will go to those affected in the two towns. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. The first 1,000 to enter the gates will receive a free American flag to wave during the National Anthem and throughout the game from sponsor Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com.
Mayors from both towns will be in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pit at 5:30 p.m. and will lead a moment of silence for those killed in the disaster. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has confirmed to be at the game and it is rumored that former President Bill Clinton will also attend.
“I am so proud of the product I sell, the American flag. Since its inception, the flag has been a source of comfort for so many. You see it flown at almost all natural and man-made disasters. Just after the tornadoes hit in Mayflower and Vilonia newspaper photos and news footage began to show our flag being flown proudly as if to say, “Despite our differences we are all American’s and nothing will break our spirit.” Kerry McCoy owner of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com stated. “Seeing men and women, volunteers and victims hoist the flag in solidarity brings tears to my eyes, even after 39 years of selling the U.S. flag. It is so much more than just a product; it is our past, our present and our future.”
Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com is proud to be a sponsor of this fundraiser and hopes that all affected by this horrible storm will benefit from the fundraising event.
Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com started in 1975 as a one woman door-to-door business selling the most patriotic of America’s symbols – the red, white and blue U.S. flag. During the past 39 years Arkansas’ Flag and Banner grew from that one woman show to a multi-million dollar distributor, retailer and manufacturer and in 1995 Internet retailer. In 2000 they officially began marketing as simply FlagandBanner.com.
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