rich designs sponsors morehead city marlins baseball game

Sea Turtle Patrol Night at the Morehead City Marlins Baseball Game 

It was a night of fun, games and baseball for the Emerald Isle (EI) Sea Turtle Patrol at the Morehead City Marlins baseball game this past Saturday, sponsored by Rich Designs LLC. The event encouraged members to come in their Sea Turtle t-shirts for free entry so they could enjoy the event together as well as raise awareness for their organization and mission.

“When I started Rich Designs three years ago, I made a commitment to contribute 75 percent of my profits to local animal shelters, humane societies, animal shelters and other local charities,” Sharon Mackesy, owner of Rich Designs LLC, said. “We sponsored this event because we are delighted to recognize the commitment of this extraordinary volunteer organization.” 

Every morning at sunrise during the summer, members of this 340-member organization dedicate many hours to protecting sea turtles and maintaining local beaches by cleaning and combing the beaches, searching for nests. 

The EI Sea Turtle Patrol had a table at the front gate with informational pamphlets and smiling faces that greeted guests as they walked into the stadium. Over 50 Sea Turtle Patrol members attended the game, so the colorful shirts were always visible. 

“It was exciting to see a group of people love the community and each other’s company at a baseball game,” Marlin Intern Miranda Glover said. “Being from this area, I really appreciate what they do.” 

The Marlins honored the EI Sea Turtle Patrol by allowing two members, both children, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Throughout the game, facts regarding sea turtles and the organization were read aloud over the loud-speaker, and with over 900 fans in attendance, raising awareness was a success. 

While at the game, Sea Turtle Patrol members played fun games such as guessing songs and participating in a dance-off to win a Bojangles gift card, and two members won. Another member won the 50/50 raffle and took home extra cash!

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