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Posted 9/9/2016

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By Sean McBride


“Take me out to the ballgame!”

That’s what Bobber the Water Safety Dog has been saying this summer as the Charleston District has partnered with the Charleston RiverDogs to promote water safety in children this summer. The RiverDogs are the Class A baseball affiliate of the New York Yankees and are located just 300 yards from the District’s headquarters office.

This summer, Bobber has been appearing at RiverDogs games alongside his friend Charlie T. RiverDog. Bobber has greeted fans and players at several of the RiverDogs’ Military Appreciation Nights, where members of the military and their families are able to attend games for free. The Charleston District has always been a part of these evenings by throwing the first pitch. Now, Bobber is prancing through the stands reminding kids to wear their life jackets.

The most unique event of the summer was Big Splash Day, where members of the community came out for a day game armed with water balloons and squirt guns. Kids from camps across the area were ready to get wet, making it a perfect opportunity for Bobber to show off his life jacket and encourage kids to wear theirs while they are in or on the water.

Bobber continues to spread his water safety message across the Lowcountry and is thankful to have wonderful partners in the Charleston RiverDogs!

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