Charleston RiverDogs - March Member Highlight

What makes your business special?
The community focused approach to give back really separates us from many other organizations in sports. We truly believe that building impactful relationships with the community, business partners, and clients is what drives our success. Not to mention we do some off-the-wall promotions that even gain national media attention.
Your primary service offered: We are a Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. We provide fun, family-friendly, and affordable entertainment for the Lowcountry. We provide more than a baseball game but an experience! You do not have to be a baseball fan to enjoy a RiverDogs game!
What would you like the community to know about your business?
That we are here as a resource and to help in any way that we can. We find solutions to problems to help our community and clients succeed. That could range from just wanting a few hours of quality family time to planning a company outing at the ballpark as an appreciation for your employees. We are here to make a lasting memory on whoever enters the gates at The Joe!
What community programs, projects, and efforts do you support?
We partnered with Berkeley County School District to create a unique reading program called Festival de Lectura (Festival of Reading). This initiative was to encourage students that are English Language Learners to read books and nurture their academic growth. We had some of our bilingual players go to the schools and read to the students, then discuss their journeys of learning English. We had almost 1,000 students participate in the first year at four schools. We also have baseball clinics that cater to kids from all over the Lowcountry including Berkeley County.
Why should the community support your business?
Supporting the RiverDogs is supporting the local community. We are always looking to create and enhance programs that benefit the Lowcountry from military to kids. We love to think of ourselves as a community gathering place where you can leave the hustle and bustle of the real world behind to escape from reality for a few hours to spend quality time with the family.
Fun fact about your business?
One of our owners is Actor, Bill Murray. In 2020 despite not having a season the organization won marketing campaign of the year in Minor League Baseball with the Here for the Holy City campaign.