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Wild Things raise Katrina funds

| Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:00 a.m

The Washington Wild Things raised a total of $9,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina during the second game of their Eastern Division playoff series with the Chillicothe Paints last Thursday. Half of ticket sales, profit from the sale of Mardi Gras beads and donations from fans, players and staff all went to the fund. In addition, the Wild Things’ owners boosted the total by matching the amount raised at the game with donations of their own.

“My partners and I matched the dollars raised in the ballpark so we could reach this goal. For every dollar collected, we donated a dollar,” managing partner John Swiatek said in a press release.

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