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Mike Stone donates to Diamond fundraiser to benefit nonprofit

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 08:26:04-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- There may not be baseball at the Diamond right now, but there is a special event scheduled to benefit a great cause.

The Family Night in the Outfield event benefits the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, a nonprofit that depends on fundraising to support nearly 50% of its operating budget that includes a variety of programs serving youth in crisis.

"One of the things that we've done during our pivot is connect with organizations that do great work so that they can still raise funds. The work that the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls does this life saving folks. It is an amazing, amazing organization, that they can have this major fundraiser that they do every year. And this year, they pivoted for it to be at the Diamond. So we really want people to support it," said Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell.

As part of CBS 6 gives, with the help of Virginia Credit Union, meteorologist Mike Stone surprised Parney with a special donation.

"I don't know if you've watched us occasionally we have this thing called CBS 6 Gives here. Well, I called it a few favors. And we actually have a $200 donation for you for this event," said Stone.

"That's awesome. Thank you very much," said Parney. "I'll make sure I hand it to them when I get back to the ballpark. You're great. You guys are awesome."

Rain postponed Family Night in the Outfield, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 25. The event will now be held on Sunday, November 1.

Ticket sales have been extended to October 31.

You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.