M-Braves to Host ‘Touch a Truck’ Educational Event for Kids

Mississippi Braves LogoPRESS RELEASE – In conjunction with The Junior League of Jackson, the Mississippi Braves are proud to announce that Touch A Truck Jackson will be held at Trustmark Park Friday, April 24 through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The two-day event is a unique educational opportunity, allowing kids the chance to explore, climb on and touch large trucks, equipment, emergency vehicles and more. The event teaches kids about Mississippi’s economy as they learn about various career paths including manufacturing, farming and construction.

Mississippi Braves Touch a Truck Jackson“We’re excited to partner with Touch A Truck Jackson and bring this event to Trustmark Park this year,” said M-Braves General Manager Steve DeSalvo. “Anytime we can partner with local charities and organizations, it’s great and this was the perfect opportunity to bring a unique, educational program to our venue. It will be a huge success for all involved.”

Construction and utility trucks along with ambulances, farm equipment and diggers will be on site for kids to explore. More details will be released soon. For more information about Touch A Truck Jackson, please contact 2015 Chair Touch A Truck Jackson Tosha Taylor at toshataylor24@gmail.com or call 601.405.2349.

The Mississippi Braves baseball team is the Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Since making the move from Greenville, SC, in 2005, over 90 M-Braves have gone on to play in the big leagues. The M-Braves have made postseason play three times and went on to win the Southern League Championship in 2008. The M-Braves open the 2015 season on Thursday, April 9 against the Tennessee Smokies. Season tickets and mini plans are on sale now. Stop by Trustmark Park or call 888-BRAVES4 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For the latest news and updates, visit mississippibraves.com, facebook.com/mbraves and twitter.com/mbraves.

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