The Maine Children's Cancer Program is the official charity of the Portland Sea Dogs. The Strike Out Cancer in Kids program helps raise funds for the organization through generous pledges for every strikeout that is recorded by Sea Dogs' pitchers. The program has raised over $5 million. See how you can help.
When the Portland Sea Dogs were established, the team had a goal of being more than just a baseball team, the organization wanted to become a strong, active, contributing member of the community. Over the years the Sea Dogs have accomplished this in many ways including ticket donations, creating educational programs, speaking at civic organizations, visiting hospitals, and much more. Here is a small sampling of some of our community programs.
The "William Troubh Community Service Award" was established in 2015 and is presented annually to honor a local citizen who is making a positive impact within the city of Portland.
Organizations hosting events that benefit the community and the people in it are eligible to receive a charitable gift from the Sea Dogs.
The Sea Dogs are happy to provide a special experience for local communities and businesses here at Hadlock Field. Community Nights are a fun and exciting way for community members to come together, while we celebrate the individuals, organizations, and businesses that make that community special.
The Sea Dogs have partnered with Nautilus Solar Energy to shine the light on local non-profit organizations. Nautilus Solar will provide one non-profit organization per game with 25 tickets and a tabling opportunity to promote its mission and upcoming events.
The Portland Sea Dogs and Mast Construction are proud to present the Building Communities by Mast Construction ticket program. The program was established to help nonprofit organizations and youth groups to attend a Sea Dogs game together.
Each season the Sea Dogs host several free youth baseball clinics at Hadlock Field. Sea Dogs players are on hand to teach the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, outfielding, and infielding.
The Sea Dogs Mother's Day 5K raises money for Maine breast cancer patients and research. A near-capacity field of 3,000 runners participate each year, making it one of the largest 5K's in the state. Join Slugger and his mom for this fun, family oriented race that finishes inside of Hadlock Field.
The Portland Sea Dogs and NextGen 529 will honor area students for being their classes' Most Improved Student. The program is open to students in grades K-12. Each teacher may nominate one student from his or her classroom. The student selected receives a complimentary ticket to a game and is presented with a certificate from the Sea Dogs recognizing their accomplishment. The students are recognized in a pre-game ceremony and have their name displayed on the outfield scoreboard.
The Sea Dogs' Speakers Bureau offers guest speakers to service clubs, civic organizations, schools, and other groups that host regular events. Members of the Sea Dogs front office staff will provide entertaining stories and insight on the Sea Dogs, Red Sox, and life in minor league baseball.
The annual Slugger Open golf tournament benefits the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Play golf with your friends, family, and coworkers in the morning and cap the day off at Hadlock Field taking in a Sea Dogs baseball game.
Each year Slugger challenges kids to read 3 books above and beyond any required school reading to earn a free ticket to a Sea Dogs game.
Want to live with a potential future Red Sox star? Each Sea Dogs player depends on host families to provide both a home and a family while they are away from their own family.
The Unitil Teacher of the Month Award program honors educators from all grade levels and disciplines who are improving student achievement, using innovative strategies in the classroom during these challenging times, and making a difference in the lives of their students. To show thanks and gratitude for these important contributions to our community, each month from August 2021 through December 2021, the Portland Sea Dogs, thanks to Unitil, will recognize one educator in the community who has made a difference in the lives of a Maine or New Hampshire student.
The Portland Sea Dogs along with Unitil Corporation are bringing Education Days directly to you! With the help of our friends from Unitil, GMRI, and PBS, we’ve put together fun-filled videos and activities for you to explore at home or in the classroom.
Sonic Spider Boy saves Sea Dogs' Slugger- with help from Make-A-Wish
"I never thought I was going to be able to walk:" Boy overcomes odds, rounds bases at Sea Dogs game
Girl from Raymond gets surprise meeting with her bone marrow donor at a Sea Dogs game
Sea Dogs staffers team up for Gorham Little League field makeover
Sea Dogs kick off summer with sun safety campaign
Portland Sea Dogs "Pink out the Park" to raise breast cancer awareness
Northeast Credit Union celebrates kind kids! If you know someone 17 or younger who consistently demonstrates compassion, empathy and kindness toward others, nominate them today!
Schools throughout Maine and New Hampshire may choose to purchase tickets for their students at the lowest possible discounted rate. Depending on the ticket option selected, schools become eligible to either sing the National Anthem or Take Me Out to the Ballgame or select a participant to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. Schools that qualify may also request a Sea Dogs player come to visit their school to talk about the importance of education, saying no to drugs and alcohol and what it is like to be a professional athlete. NextGen 529 supports this effort.