Chattanooga Lookouts Win Southern League Community Service Award

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Southern League has announced that the Chattanooga Lookouts have been awarded the Southern League Community Service Award.  The Community Service Award was established to recognize the efforts of the club which has demonstrated an outstanding and dedicated commitment to charitable service, support and leadership in their local community. Chattanooga is also the league’s nomination for the Minor League Baseball John Henry Moss Community Service Award.

Throughout the entire 2014 season the Lookouts have shined a spotlight on the Chattanooga community with several of their local initiatives, including their Most Improved Student and RBI Programs as well as hosting the Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk and the annual Tennessee Valley Heart Walk at AT&T Field.

“Our Most Improved Student program is one of the neatest things we do here at the ballpark,” said Lookouts’ President and General Manager Rich Mozingo.  “It gives any student in the Chattanooga area the chance to be rewarded and recognized on the field for all the hard work they do in the classroom.”

While hosting charitable events and inviting fan participation for community causes all season long, as hosts of the 2014 Southern League All-Star Game, Chattanooga was able to escalate efforts over the three-day festivities, including taking time out of the schedule for the All-Stars to visit with ill children in a local hospital.

“My favorite part of the All-Star Festivities, far and away, was when these players went to TC Thompson’s [Children’s Hospital], Siskin’s Children Institute and we held a clinic for the kids in the RBI Program.” Mozingo said.  “On their off day not one single guy batted an eye and every single player was happy to be giving back to the community.”

The All-Star week also gave the team the chance to continue their relationship with the RBI Program.  Along with hosting a home run derby and clinic for the participants of the program the team also donated 100% of the proceeds of the 2014 All Star Game Luncheon to the initiative.

On Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. EST, the team will match up against Huntsville in the second game of the North Division Playoffs. RHP Steve Smith will face-off against RHP Austin Ross.  The team is set to return home for at least one game on Saturday, September 6 at 7:15 p.m EST. Tickets for the playoffs are on sale now and can be bought online at www.lookouts.com or by phone at 423-267-4TIX.


SEC FOOTBALL: Standings/Results/Schedule

Mocs Close Out Fall Play On Final Day Of Southern Miss Invite

Dan Fleser: Reality Of Vols' Dire Situation Sinking In


Southeastern Conference Football Standings/Results/Schedule 2020 SEC Standings – East Won-Lost (4) Georgia 3-1 (10) Florida ... (click for more)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team closed out the 2020 fall season on the final day of competition at the Southern Miss Invite today. The Mocs competed in three doubles ... (click for more)

During Saturday’s Tennessee-Alabama football game, the CBS telecast came out of a commercial break with an overhead view looking down into a mostly empty Neyland Stadium. The sparse turnout ... (click for more)



Sports

SEC FOOTBALL: Standings/Results/Schedule

Southeastern Conference Football Standings/Results/Schedule 2020 SEC Standings – East Won-Lost (4) Georgia 3-1 (10) Florida 2-1 Missouri 2-2 South Carolina 2-3 Kentucky 2-3 Tennessee 2-3 Vanderbilt ... (click for more)

Mocs Close Out Fall Play On Final Day Of Southern Miss Invite

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team closed out the 2020 fall season on the final day of competition at the Southern Miss Invite today. The Mocs competed in three doubles and seven singles matches against MTSU. UTC took two of the three doubles, led by senior Turner Voges and sophomore Simon Labbe’s 6-4 win over Andreas Kramer and Pavel Motl. Sophomore ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Police Officer Involved In Shooting Early Tuesday Morning

A Chattanooga Police officer was involved in a shooting early Tuesday morning. At approximately 7:52 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 7300 block of Standifer Gap Road on a report of a domestic disorder with a weapon call. The reporting person said that the suspect was armed with a handgun and that she was hiding from him. Officers encountered the suspect, who was ... (click for more)

13-Year-Old Boy Injured Monday Afternoon In Drive-By Shooting On Central Avenue

A 13-year-old boy was shot Monday around 4:48 p.m. on Central Avenue. Police located the victim at the 5200 block on Slayton Avenue and determined he had run from the actual crime scene in the 5300 block of Central Avenue. The victim was taken to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers secured the ... (click for more)

Opinion

We Must Love

I feel it too. It is easy to hate. Maybe we could try harder to love. Hate seeps into our bones, rules our integrity, and convinces us to forsake those we love. Hate is toxic. It spreads to our neighbors; people we once trusted. It spreads to our coworkers and friends; people who once trusted us. We lose sight of what truly matters. That is what we have in common now. Is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump & The J-Word

There have been a bunch of times in my half-century as a writer when people – especially other writers – have called me out for being different. That in itself isn’t a bad thing (I rather like it), but Alf Van Hoose, the legendary sports editor, told me once in a crowd, “You are a rarity … you’ll put the word ‘Jesus’ in a paragraph, and I appreciate that.” But it’s true - the scariest ... (click for more)