Dayton Dragons getting $6 Million in pandemic relief grants

Millions of dollars are heading the Dayton Dragons’ way.

The 134th Ohio General Assembly set aside $30 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to help eligible minor league teams recover from any losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dayton Dragons are among the six minor league baseball teams and two minor league hockey teams set to receive funding, which is being administered through the Ohio Department of Development.

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The Dragons are set to receive $ 6,208,396.14 million. The other eligible minor league baseball teams receiving funding are:

  • Akron Rubber Ducks: $3,869,612.21

  • Lake County Captains: $1,635,080.84

  • Lake Erie Crushers: $1,032,259.67

  • Mahoning Valley Scrappers: $927,487.38

  • Toledo Mud Hens: $7,414,769.06

Also receiving funding are two minor league hockey teams. The Cincinnati Cyclones will receive $3,590,363.86 and the Toledo Walleye will get $5,321,219.43.

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“With this funding we’re supporting more than just these teams; we’re supporting beloved members of our communities. Whether it’s with a hat trick or a home run, these teams bring generations of fans together and give them something to cheer for. We’re proud to invest in that,” Lydia Mihalik, director of the Department of Development, said.

News Center 7 is working to learn more on what the Dragons have planned for the funds.