With less than a week to go in the 2021 OC Riptide regular season, the Riptide are on the brink of qualifying for the California Collegiate League (CCL) playoffs. Although the ultimate goal was always to make the playoffs and compete for another CCL championship, this year’s playoff tournament will be held in Lincoln, Calif., outside of Sacramento, providing additional funding challenges.
The OC Riptide has a fund raising goal of $5,000 by August 2, 2021 in order to offset the costs of buses, lodging and food for the Riptide players while at the CCL Playoff Tournament. All funds raised will go directly towards the players and costs associated with the CCL playoffs.
How can you help? The best way you can help the Riptide is by attending one or all of the three remaining home games before the playoffs. Making a donation at the game, purchasing raffle tickets, buying a hat or beer/wine/seltzers all help tremendously. The three remaining Riptide home games at the OC Great Park are your last chance to attend games in Orange County. (Food truck confirmed to be at the corresponding games in parenthesis.)
- Wednesday, 7/28 @ 6 P.M. vs. Santa Barbara Foresters (El Mas Chingon Food Truck)
- Friday, 7/30 @ 6 P.M. vs. Arroyo Seco Saints (Cruisin’ Fusion Food Truck)
- Sunday, 8/1 @ 4:30 P.M. vs. Santa Barbara Foresters (Sabroso’s Mobile Kitchen)
Whether you are a regular who attends all the games or this may be your first time coming to a game, the Riptide has added a few new promotions that may interest you. We will be raffling one signed baseball bat by all of the Riptide players each night. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a chance to win a signed bat and free tickets can be earned by returning foul balls. Fitted caps will also be available for purchase, the same caps the Riptide players wear on the field.
For the Riptide’s final home game, we will be having another raffle event for a $50 gift card to Islands Restaurant. Cash and cards are accepted to purchase raffle tickets.
With playoffs just around the corner, we could really use your support in the stands but also financially to help offset the travel costs associated with the CCL playoffs that take place in Lincoln, Calif. this year.
If you are unable to attend a game, you can always donate electronically via PayPal or Venmo. Follow the links provided if you wish to make a donation. The OC Riptide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
We graciously thank you for your support of the OC Riptide and hope to see you again for our last three games of the 2021 season. With your help, we are confident the Riptide will qualify for the CCL Playoffs and hopefully bring home another championship for Orange County!