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Dollar Night at the Hudson Valley Renegades

Monday, July 16th, 2012

gameTake yourself out to the ballgame on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 for Dollar Night with the Hudson Valley Renegades. All you have to do is bring a toiletry or personal hygiene item to donate to ARCS’ emergency pantries, and you’ll get a general admission ticket to that night’s game for just $1! The game starts at 7:05 pm as the ‘Gades take on the Connecticut Tigers at Dutchess Stadium, located on Route 9D in Wappingers Falls (close to Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and Route 84). The Renegades put on quite a show in between innings too with lots of contests, singalongs, and games for all ages. Snagging a ticket for $1 makes this a great family activity–everyone who brings at least one toiletry item gets in for just a buck!

PLUS, the ‘Gades will be handing out packets of their 2012 season trading cards. Look for a special ARCS card in your pack!

Suggested items to bring:



shampoo and conditioners


anti-bacterial hand soap

shaving cream


household cleaners (countertop cleaners, glass cleaner, etc.)

paper towels and toilet paper

laundry detergent

For directions to Dutchess Stadium and more info about the Renegades, go to For more details or questions on appropriate donation items, please call (914) 785-8283.

Go 'Gades, Fight AIDS! Family Baseball Game to Benefit ARCS

Monday, May 9th, 2011
Rascal the Raccoon gets the crowd roaring at Dutchess Stadium.

Rascal the Raccoon gets the crowd roaring at Dutchess Stadium.

It’s time again for the third annual “Go ‘Gades, Fight AIDS” night at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, NY with the Hudson Valley Renegades! Join the staff of ARCS and the always-supportive Renegades on Thursday, June 30th at 7:05 pm as the team takes on the Staten Island Yankees. Tickets are only $10, which includes your general admission seat and a ‘Gades baseball cap, and the team will donate $3 per ticket to ARCS. It’s a great family-friendly night out that supports local HIV/AIDS services and the home team!

To purchase tickets, visit and enter “arcs” as the password. You may also call Kaitlin Lambert at 845-838-0094. All tickets will be held at the VIP window at the stadium.

Parking is $5 per car. General admission seats can fill up fast, so plan on getting there early to sit with your fellow ARCS supporters!

Updated: ARCS in the News!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Update: ARCS’ Executive Director, Jeff Kraus, was interviewed on WAMC regarding the fact that New York State is withholding payments to contracted not-for-profits. While this situation is not unique to ARCS, unfortunately, as you’ll hear in the interview, it has placed us in a precarious financial predicament.

WAMC Interview

AIDS-Related Community Services was featured in two news articles this week. Please use the links below to read each story!

Fundraisers Boost AIDS Prevention

from The Poughkeepsie Journal (which sponsored our 2009 Hudson Valley AIDS Walk)

Nonprofits on the Hook

from the New York Nonprofit Press

Summertime Family Fun: Go 'Gades, Fight AIDS!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

hvrenegades_logo300If it’s summer, then you know ARCS is working with the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team to bring awareness to the local fight against HIV/AIDS.

Join ARCS at a special HIV/AIDS Awareness Night at Dutchess Stadium on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 for “Go ‘Gades, Fight AIDS.” The Renegades take on the Tri-City Valley Cats and we know you’ll want to be there to cheer them on! At last year’s game over 60 ARCS supporters gathered for a great evening.

For just $20, you’ll get your general admission ticket, a free hot dog, a free soda, and a Renegades baseball cap. Plus, you’ll be making a donation to AIDS-Related Community Services’ programs and services for Mid-Hudson HIV-positive clients and their families. Cheering for the local team means that we’re able to help local people in need!

We will also be collecting non-perishable food items, toiletries and household cleaners for our Poughkeepsie food pantry. The more you bring, the more we’re able to hand out to hungry families.

To purchase your tickets, go to and enter the password “ARCS” for the special ticket package. All tickets will be held at the VIP table near the ticket window, outside the main entrance. Items for our food pantry can be left at this table.

ARCS’ supporters will be gathering in the first base general admission seating section so we can all cheer on the ‘Gades together!

If you have any questions, please call (914) 785-8283 or email See you at the Stadium!

Go 'Gades, Fight AIDS: ARCS and the Renegades BOTH Win!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

ARCS held its very first “Go ‘Gades, Fight AIDS” event in conjunction with our local minor league baseball team, the Hudson Valley Renegades, on Monday, August 24, and Thursday, September 3, 2009. Over 80 ARCS/Renegades fans gathered at the Dutchess Stadium–affectionately known as “the Dutch”–for free hot dogs, free sodas and complementary Renegades caps. If you haven’t been to a ‘Gades game, we highly recommend it! It’s a fun, inexpensive treat for all kinds of families, featuring lots of games and activities in between innings.

The son of one of our staffers, a young man named Jeremiah, threw out the ceremonial first pitch for ARCS on the 24th, and our very own Jana Fernandes showed off her pitching skills for us on the 3rd. We gathered in the general admission section behind our Hudson Valley AIDS Walk banner and watched the home team trounce the Tri-City Valley Cats. For the second game, the ‘Gades fought the Brooklyn Cyclones, the farm team for the New York Mets. The entire stadium was in for a surprise treat when Carlos Beltran, center fielder for the Mets, came to play against the Renegades. Despite their star power, the Cyclones submitted to the ‘Gades in a tense, bottom of the ninth showdown.

Special thanks to the Renegades sales team for all their hard work and dedication in making these two events happen! We’re already looking forward to next year’s season.

Go Gades Fight AIDS

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Join AIDS-Related Community Services and the Hudson Valley Renegades–the area’s only minor league baseball team–for one of two games to benefit ARCS’ programs and services.

On Monday, August 24th, baseball fans, families and anyone looking for some fun can gather at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls to cheer for the ‘Gades while fighting AIDS. Bring along non-perishable food items (such as canned or boxed goods) or personal hygiene products (like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc) to donate to ARCS’ Poughkeepsie food pantry. The ‘Gades play the Tri-City Valley Cats.

Can’t make the 24th? Then grab your ticket for Thursday, September 3rd instead! The ‘Gades take on the Brooklyn Cyclones. (Of course, you diehard baseball fans will want to come to both!)

Purchase your advance ticket packages for just $15 each, which includes:

General Admission Ticket

Free hot dog and soda

Renegades baseball cap

…and $5 goes back to ARCS! What a deal! It’s an easy, entertaining way to help those in need while having a great time with your family and friends.

Order tickets online at (enter ‘arcs’ as the password) or download and send in this PDF form. Questions? Call Kaitlin Lambert at (845) 838-0094 or J. Dewey at (914) 785-8326.

Tickets not ordered online will be available at will call the day of the game.