Being hit with a freak ice storm in the middle of April might make it hard to remember that it’s actually spring. However, the sun is out today, the ice is long gone and the ‘Boys of Summer’ are taking over The Brick tonight for their first home game of the season. That’s right, baseball season is upon us, but the RedHawks game is just one part of the evening’s festivities!
From face-painters for the kids to classic Corvette rides for the RedHawks’ mascots, a fly-over by a Royal Canadian Air Force fighter jet… even the mayor will be there to throw out the first pitch. Tonight’s game is a celebration, complete with fireworks at the end of the evening!
“We’re ready and excited to open the gates to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to begin another successful RedHawks season,” said Michael Byrnes, RedHawks president/general manager. And, get this… The Brick is turning 16 this year. Hard to believe, isn’t it?!
After the third inning, the RedHawks and INTEGRIS Health will present the season’s first “Home Run For Life” featuring 22‐year‐old Mary Beth Davis. In August, 2010, Mary Beth was paralyzed following a car accident but now uses the unique Ekso bionic suit to help her walk during her therapy sessions at the INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center. Mary Beth will demonstrate the use of the Ekso bionic suit on the field while she is honored for her determination and leadership throughout her rehabilitation.
It’s a great night for a baseball game, so grab the kids and enjoy all the evening’s festivities. Gates open at 6:00 and the first pitch is at 7:05. “Tickets are still available,” said Nancy Simmons, merchandising manager, “but you better get here early!” We’ll see you at The Brick!
Posted on Mon, April 15, 2013
by Brian Blake