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Indians donate $32,012 to American Cancer Society in today's 'Fill the House for Charity'
08/12/2009 9:10 PM ET
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians announced that the American Cancer Society raised $32,012 today for their cause as part of the Tribe's new community initiative "Fill the House for Charity."

The Indians donated $5 of each ticket sold by the participating non-profit organization back to the charity. Also, $1 from every overall ticket sold for today's game was donated to the American Cancer Society. The Indians "Fill the House for Charity" has partnered with 9 of the 13 scheduled non-profit organizations with a year-to-date donation and in-kind total of over $426,000.

In addition, the Indians provided promotional support to help raise awareness for the Charity and its event date. This included radio and TV network promotions, a web page dedicated to Fill the House for Charity, indians.com/fillthehouse, inclusion in the game day's Batter Up! program, a scoreboard feature showcasing the organization and inclusion in pregame activities.

Included in today's pregame festivities were Jim Leone throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Debra Yasinow singing the national anthem and Catherine Coffey the "play ball" kid.

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