Tropical Jersey Night at the Ballpark Supports Raising Roofs

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Thursday, August 14th the Greensboro Grasshoppers players and coaches will literally give the shirts off their backs to support Raising Roofs.

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Thursday, August 14th the Greensboro Grasshoppers players and coaches will literally give the shirts off their backs to support Raising Roofs, an amazing 1-week building blitz. Through the Raising Roofs partnership between Habitat Greensboro and the Greensboro Builders Association homes are built from start to finish in 5 days by members of the Greensboro Builders Association! Tropical Jersey night sponsor Billy Tesh/Pest Management Systems, Inc. celebrates the 30th anniversary of PMi in 2014 – “Putting Pests to Rest” in the Greensboro community – and the 11th year that PMi has sponsored Tropical Jersey Night at the Ballpark raising funds that have helped build over 50 homes in our community!

The Tropical-themed Jerseys worn by the Greensboro Grasshopper players and coaches during the baseball game will be auctioned off in a silent auction during the game. Fans will be able to bid on the jersey of their favorite player up until the 1st pitch of the 8th inning. After the game the winning bidders will be invited onto the field to receive the autographed jersey right off the player’s back!

As an additional element of fun and fundraising, Julie Tesh, Head of PR and Marketing at PMi, said “If we raise our goal of $15,000, I will take another pie in my face and this year my dad, Billy Tesh, will be the one to throw it! It will certainly be an evening not to miss.”

Even if you cannot attend the event in person you can support Raising Roofs by making a donation online at

Through Raising Roofs, Habitat Greensboro and the Greensboro Builders Association have built 50 homes since 2003. Fifty Habitat homes means 50 families have the critical foundation that supports a family’s health, education and financial well being. Habitat Greensboro partners with each homeowner as they work toward owning their home. Quality, affordable homes rekindle hope, and roots families and communities. In homes where the walls are strong and the roof is secure, the family inside may focus more on thriving than surviving. Builders, subcontractors and suppliers generously donate time and materials to make Raising Roofs a huge success.

About Pest Management Systems, Inc.

PMi, (Pest Management Systems, Inc.) is a locally owned and operated pest management company that has served homeowners and businesses throughout the Piedmont Triad area since 1984. The company offers full-service pest control for a multitude of pests including termites, mosquitoes, ants, roaches, spiders, mice and many more. In addition, PMi also offers moisture control and wildlife management services. Community driven, they give back to the community and support many service projects and charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the NC Cooperative Extension Service and the Natural Science Center. PMi also holds the designation as a QualityPro Member which places them among the top echelon of pest management companies in the nation.

About the Greensboro Builders Association

The Greensboro Builders Association is a trade association representing the building and home improvement industry. Founded in 1957, GBA focuses on education, networking, advocacy and community service; representing more than 165 licensed general contractors – builders and remodelers - along with 400 associate members comprised of industry suppliers, trade contractors and service providers.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

Habitat Greensboro was formed in 1987 by four Christians in response to their Habitat experience in Peru. Twenty-five years later, Habitat Greensboro has expanded to almost 5,000 volunteers and 30 staff who build, renovate and provide critical repairs to 30 to 35 homes each year, serving 433 families in Greensboro and 412 internationally.

How the Habitat Model Works

Habitat for Humanity partners with families who have steady employment for one year, participate in a thorough credit analysis, attend educational classes on budgeting and home repair and contribute 300 hours of sweat equity. Homeowners purchase their homes from Habitat at no-profit and with interest-free financing. Habitat then serves as the mortgage lender providing life of the loan 0% financing to Habitat homeowners.

To support its home building mission, Habitat Greensboro also operates a 40,000 sq. ft. retail establishment called the ReStore. Located on High Point Road, the ReStore is open to the public and sells donated furniture, appliances, building materials and house wares.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

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