RiverDogs Host Dogs with a Cause in Conjunction with Blackbaud

Club will highlight a local nonprofit each Monday night at The Joe

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston RiverDogs will highlight eight local nonprofits this season on Mondays at The Joe, bringing back the weekly spotlight in conjunction with Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) for the third consecutive season.

As part of the first Dogs with a Cause last week, the RiverDogs and Blackbaud, the local software and services leader for the global philanthropic community, shared the spotlight with local nonprofit Positive Strides, an advocate, education, and support organization for injured athletes. The second week brought Charleston’s The Invisible Illness to the forefront, a group focusing on the stigma surrounding mental health.

“We are excited to bring back this worthy initiative both after an incredibly successful 2017 year with Dogs with a Cause, and an exciting start with our first pair of non-profits this season,” said RiverDogs Community Relations Director Walter Nolan-Cohn. “Dogs with a Cause has been a great extension of our partnership with Blackbaud to use our platform to highlight some of the important work going on in the Charleston community each week.”

In addition to Blackbaud’s involvement with the “Dogs with a Cause” initiative, the company has also teamed up with the RiverDogs front office staff to help organize regular staff volunteer days, as well as take part in various FUNraisers at the Joe this season.

The RiverDogs and Blackbaud will highlight eight organizations total on each of the Charleston club’s eight Monday home dates this season:

April 16: Positive Strides

April 23: The Invisible Illness

May 7: Pets 4 G.I.s, Inc.

June 11: Spokes Group Charleston

July 16: Surfer's Healing

July 23: Larry Legend's D.R.E.A.M.S.

August 13: The Charleston Webb Center

September 3: Doors to Freedom

The third Dogs with a Cause takes place at Riley Park this Monday night at 7:05 p.m. as the RiverDogs wrap up a weeklong homestand.

RiverDogs single-game tickets, including options to the Riley Park Club, are now available for the 2018 campaign, the club’s 25th season as the RiverDogs and their “175th season in dog years.” Ticket information can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com/tickets.