Buckner will throw out the first pitch before the team’s game against the Worcester Tornadoes at 6:05 p.m.
He will also participate as an instructor alongside Brockton players and coaches in the Brockton Rox Fantasy Camp earlier that day.
The camp will start at 10 a.m. and will last through the afternoon. Participants will be able to dress in the team clubhouse, take part in batting practice with individual instruction from Buckner, and play in a live game with umpires and a P.A. announcer.
Campers will also receive an autographed baseball from Buckner, a hat and a t-shirt. The package includes four tickets to the evening’s game, as well as access to a luxury suite at the stadium with complementary ballpark food.
“I’m really looking forward to coming out to Brockton and Campanelli Stadium,” Buckner said. “I’ve heard so many good things about the Rox, and I’m excited to be a part of the day.”
Other former major-league players may be added as instructors at a later date. The cost of the camp is $300 per person, and is limited to 40 players. Registration can be taken at the Rox office at Campanelli Stadium, or by calling (508) 559-7000.
Rox manager Chris Carminucci added, “It will be a thrill for Rox fans to be able to step onto the field at Campanelli Stadium and learn from a major-league great like Bill Buckner. We’re excited to be able to put on an event like the Fantasy Camp; it should be a success.”
The Rox open their 2010 season on Friday, May 28 against Worcester at 7:05 p.m. Single-game tickets for all 47 home contests are currently on sale at brocktonrox.com.