Baseball team pledges not to wash uniforms, but it’s for a good cause

Wednesday April 27th, 2016

An independent league baseball team in drought-stricken California has found a unique way to urge its fans to conserve water.

The San Rafael Pacifics announced that if 500 fans show up to a home game, they won’t wash their uniforms. 

“The Pacifics want to do their part to call attention to California’s drought conditions and so we won’t wash our uniforms for games after we draw 500 fans,” vice president of marketing Kim McGinnis said. “We’re hoping that this campaign will engage our fans in an innovative and fun way and, at the same time, potentially save thousands of gallons of water on our laundry.”

Now, 500 fans doesn’t sound like a big crowd, but this is the entire seating area at the Pacifics’ home park. It only holds about 1,000 fans. 

San Rafael Pacifics
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If the Pacifics go undefeated at home and meet their attendance goal each time, they say they’ll save about 3,400 gallons of water. And the players will probably develop a rash. 

- Dan Gartland

[via Ballpark Digest]

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