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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will takeover Blue Wahoos Stadium

On Wednesday, July 3, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers and supporters will take over Blue Wahoos Stadium for a night of Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball, postgame fireworks and fundraising.

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After raising nearly $6,000 at its first Takeover Night last June, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is continuing its strong partnership with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos by once again filling the concessions stands, selling 50/50 tickets, participating in onfield activities, handing out free giveaways, cheering on the home team and so much more, this time with an Independence Day twist. In addition to Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s presence at the game, the Blue Wahoos will be wearing special Fourth of July-themed jerseys and capping off the night with a spectacular postgame fireworks show to kick off Fourth of July celebrations.

We’re looking forward to an incredible atmosphere at this year’s Takeover Night. It’s exciting to pair all the fun we have planned for the evening with the energy of a packed crowd and the celebration of our independence with fireworks and much more,” said Ben Boynton, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s CommunicationsManager. “This event will raise thousands of dollars towards affordable housing in our community, and to be able to do it in such a fun way is a blessing. We hope to see everyone out there!

The opportunities provided by the Blue Wahoos have proven to be a big part of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build initiative. Women Buildparticipants who volunteer their time working the concessions stands at games earn a portion of proceeds from that night’s sales as a donation, with 2023’s gamesadding nearly $43,000 towards the campaign’s total of over $150,000. This incredible evening of baseball, community and partnership will help raise thousands of dollars towards providing affordable homeownership opportunities in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.100% of all proceeds from tickets purchased through Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will go right back into funding its mission.

To purchase tickets for the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Takeover Night, visit pensacolahabitat.org/events.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity 

Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated over 1,600 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer, HUD Certified Housing Counseling, and Community Development Programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable home ownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit pensacolahabitat.org. 

About Habitat for Humanity International 

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity ReStore 

Our local Habitat for Humanity Restore supports Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities and hope.  Revenue earned by selling donated furniture, appliances, building materials, and more is reinvested in our community to provide affordable homeownership options to families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  Together we are changing lives right here at home.  For more information, visit pensacolarestore.com.  

About NeighborWorks America 

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 250 members in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools, and access to training as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment, and education.