PRESS RELEASE – The Bradenton Marauders can’t answer the age-old question about where babies come from, but they do know that babies love McKechnie Field. The Marauders will celebrate babies and expecting parents on Tuesday, August 28, when the Marauders host the Fort Myers Miracle with our Babies on Deck promotion presented by Manatee Memorial Hospital and Anna Maria Oyster Bar. The game starts at 6:30pm with gates opening at 5:30pm.
The game falls on the six-month anniversary of the first live birth in the nearly 90-year history of McKechnie Field. On February 28, a baby boy was born outside the front gate of the stadium during an evening event to kick off Spring Training 2012. The baby was delivered by Pittsburgh Pirates Senior Director of Florida Operation and Marauders General Manager Trevor Gooby.
In order to commemorate the momentous occasion, Babies on Deck will be feature the most unique giveaway in Marauders’ history. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Bobble Baby, a figurine of Gooby holding a baby. Gooby’s arms bobble as he presents the baby to the world.
The theme of the night also means a variety of fun between-inning contests are in store. Competitions like the baby stroller obstacle course, the baby-changing relay, blindfolded baby food tasting, and many more.
Gooby, a father of two, believes the celebration will be an evening to remember, just like his night in February.
“I can’t wait to see the ballpark full of babies and mothers on August 28,” Gooby said. “Although I would prefer not to deliver any more at the stadium. Once was enough.”
For more information about Babies on Deck, visit BradentonMarauders.com, call 941-747-3031 or email MaraudersInfo@Pirates.com.
To purchase tickets, visit the McKechnie Field box office Monday-Friday between 10:00am and
4:00pm or order online at http://www.BradentonMarauders.com. Groups of 10 or more should contact the group sales department by calling 941-747-3031.