Atlanta Braves players and manager Bobby Cox took the jerseys off their backs on Saturday, June 7, raising $18,000 for several organizations including the Norcross High School Dugout Club, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, March of Dimes, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Special Olympics of Georgia, and the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
Scratch off tickets were sold by organization volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and each night's winners returned on Saturday to take part in the post-game "Jerseys Off Our Backs" on-field ceremony. Winning fans took the field after the game and received the Braves game-worn jerseys right off the players' backs.
The Atlanta Braves Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Atlanta Braves that actively supports community organizations and their programs within the metro Atlanta area. Since its inception in 1992, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support to thousands of metro Atlanta based organizations and has contributed more than 2.7 million dollars in financial assistance to the community. Through the generous support of Braves players, employees, sponsors and fans, the Atlanta Braves Foundation continuously strives to improve the quality of life for our youth.