PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan Whitecaps co-founders Denny Baxter and Lew Chamberlin were honored Tuesday night during the Salvation Army’s fifth annual Red Shield Event.
The event was held at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park and honors the partnership and community support the Whitecaps have offered throughout their 26 years.
“This is part of what our vision was. It wasn’t just baseball,” Baxter said. “We’ve always wanted to be good community partners and give back.”
The Salvation Army has numerous programs and services aimed at and not limited to food assistance, preventing and ending homelessness, energy assistance and a maternal/infant health program.
“I think the Salvation Army is an organization that fits our profile that addresses families as we like to do,” Baxter added. “I think it’s a great partnership.”
The Whitecaps return home Thursday night to start an eight-game home stand.