Hot Rods, Bats, & Legends Announce Team Kentucky Campaign

The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Lexington Legends (Class-A, Kansas City Royals) and Louisville Bats (AAA, Cincinnati Reds) are proud to join in the “Team Kentucky” campaign to benefit charities in each of the three team’s cities.

The three clubs have come together for the first time to create a T-shirt that showcases both the unity of the teams and the commonwealth. Shirts are available at for preorder and will cost $15 on the Hot Rods' website. Five dollars from each shirt sold on the Hot Rods website will be sent to HOTEL Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to finding solutions for the affordable housing crisis and homelessness.

"All three of our teams are all-in as members of Team Kentucky," Hot Rods GM and COO Eric C. Leach said. "This will be a great way to help those in our communities who are in need right now while also remaining active in slowing the spread of this virus. Together, we'll get through this."

The shirts proudly display the state of Kentucky and feature each of the three teams’ logos in relative location to where to their home ballpark is located. The words "We are Team Kentucky" surrounds the silhouette from above and below, stressing that everyone in the commonwealth is banding together in this time of need.

Louisville will be donating to the Louisville COVID-19 Relief Fund, while Lexington will donate a portion of their proceeds to the United Way of the Bluegrass. Both teams will also offer a preorder option on their websites. Production of the shirts will begin on May 15th and will be shipped thereafter.

About the Bowling Green Hot Rods

The Bowling Green Hot Rods are the Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and a member of the Midwest League since 2010 and were established in 2009. Since moving into Bowling Green Ballpark, the Hot Rods have combined affordable, family fun along with championship-caliber teams to entertain fans of all ages in South Central Kentucky. The 2020 season will be the Hot Rods 12th and fans contact the front office by calling 270-901-2121 or visiting

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