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Legends, Hot Rods and Bats partner to sell limited edition T-shirts as part of Team Kentucky campaign

The Lexington Legends, in conjunction with the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class A, Rays) and Louisville Bats (Class AAA, Reds) are partnering in the Team Kentucky campaign to benefit charities in each of the three cities.

The three clubs have come together for the first time to create a T-shirt that showcases both the unity of the clubs and the Commonwealth. Shirts are available at lexington.milbstore.com for preorder.

Shirts will cost $15 on the Legends’ website and $5 of every shirt sold will be donated to The Coronavirus Response Fund, which is organized by the United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Community Foundation to provide resources to organizations who support our region.

“We are proud to be a part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Legends President and CEO Andy Shea. “Joining together with the Hot Rods and the Bats on this project allows us to help our individual communities, while still coming together as one great state.”

All three teams’ logos appear on the shirt and placed in an equal line across a silhouette of Kentucky. The words “We are Team Kentucky” surround the silhouette from above and below, stressing that everyone in the Commonwealth — including Minor League Baseball — is banding together to slow the spread and flatten the curve.

Louisville will be donating to the Louisville COVID-19 Relief Fund, while Bowling Green will be donating a portion of their proceeds to HOTEL Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to finding solutions for the affordable housing crisis and homelessness.

Production of the shirts will begin on May 15 and shipped thereafter.

From Lexington Legends

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