The Sod Poodles are gearing up for their 2020 season. Part of that is their plans to give back to the community.

This season, the Sod Poodles will be giving back by hosting Launch-A-Ball. It will give fans an opportunity to win prizes, and it benefits local non-profit organizations.

According to a press release:

Launch-a-Ball is a great way for area non-profit groups (schools, churches, etc.) to raise money during a Sod Poodles home game. Each game, one organization receives numbered tennis balls to sell (3 balls for $5) from a table on the concourse. Groups can also walk around the ballpark and sell them in the stands and at the Suite Level. The non-profit group receives 50% of gross sales for their night.

After the game is over, fans who have purchased a ball will have a chance to "launch" the ball for prizes.

Fans who purchase from Launch-a-Ball groups will have the opportunity to toss their numbered tennis ball(s) into targets in left-field after the game for a chance to win the grand prize of 50% of the nightly jackpot or a prize from one of many local businesses partnered with the Sod Poodles.

For more information or to get involved with Launch-A-Ball during the Sod Poodles 2020 season, organizations can call the office at 806-803-7763.

If you attended a game or listened to a radio broadcast of a game last season, you'll know that they are always putting the spotlight on local non-profits and charities.

Amarillo will host their 2020 home opener at HODGETOWN on Thursday, April 16 against the Travelers to begin their initial 11-game homestand. First pitch for the 2020 home opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.