PRESS RELEASE – Into the homestretch of their 14th season on the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans celebrated the arrival of their 3,000,000th regular season fan Saturday. Becky Caison of Shalotte, NC earned the honor, walking through the ballpark’s ‘Gate 1′ with her church group.
One of 3,084 fans in attendance Saturday, Caison and her group were upgraded to suite level seating. Caison also picked up dinner for four to Angelo’s Steak & Pasta (a $100 value), a two night stay at one of the 13 VacationMyrtleBeach.com resort properties, and a Pelicans prize pack. Angelo’s serves 70,000 steaks a year, now in its 32nd year on the Grand Strand. The Pelicans prize pack consists of a hat, jersey, autographed team bat and ball.
“This was such a great night for Pelicans baseball,” said General Manager Scott Brown. “We’d like to say thank you, not only to Becky Caison, but this is also a testament to all three million fans that have helped build success for so long. We’re not able to provide the entertainment we do without people embracing the team as their own, and we’re overwhelmed by the constant outpouring of support from the community and tourists alike.”
Caison, attending her second Pelicans game, was greeted at the gate with balloons and confetti along with a visit from the team’s mascot, Splash. The was also recognized by throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.
The Pelicans continue their six game homestand August 5th at 6:05 against the Frederick Keys. The game is highlighted by postgame fireworks! The homestand continues the 7th through the 9th against the Potomac Nationals. For tickets call the box office at 843-918-6000 or head online to MyrtleBeachPelicans.com, powered by TicketReturn.