York Revolution catcher Salvador Paniagua goes to the mound to consult with starting pitcher Corey Thurman during the Rev’s game against Bridgeport
York Revolution catcher Salvador Paniagua goes to the mound to consult with starting pitcher Corey Thurman during the Rev's game against Bridgeport in this Sept. 9 2013 photograph. (RANDY FLAUM -- rflaum@yorkdispatch.com)

The York Revolution oversaw $216,661 in charitable fundraising during the 2013 season.

Since the start of the 2010 season, the organization either donated or helped raise more than $1 million for non-profit groups, a news release from the baseball team says.

Of the money raised in 2013, $55,000 was raised by New Birth of Freedom Council, the presenting partner for the year. Additionally, $64,000 was raised by groups through ticket fundraisers.

Game worn jersey auctions raised a combined $21,000 for groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties, York Cancer Center, the Children's Miracle Network and the Loganville Fire Co. in memory of Chief Rodney Miller, who died earlier this year when he was struck by a vehicle while at the scene of a crash.

The Revolution's marquee educational program, "Boomer's Book Club," grew for a third consecutive year. The reading program, sponsored in 2013 by Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union, for schools all over York County reached a record 21,000 kids leading up to the 2013 season.

For reading above and beyond school curriculum, students earned prizes such as drawstring bags and game tickets.

The York County Industrial Development Authority, the owner of Santander Stadium, in partnership with the Revolution, also donated 6,700 lawn tickets to nonprofit groups. All told, these tickets have a value of $38,000, the release says.