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Homestand Highlights: April 4-7
T-Shirts, Fireworks, Beachy Bobblehead highlight Opening Homestand
03/29/2013 4:39 PM ET
 

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The long-awaited fifth season of Gwinnett Braves baseball begins on Thursday, April 4 at 7:05 PM at Coolray Field.  That night, the G-Braves host the Charlotte Knights for the first game of a four-game series.  Opening Night on April 4 includes a limited edition T-Shirt Giveaway (for the first 2,000 fans) sponsored by Georgia Power.  Tickets are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Box Office at 678-277-0340.

Opening Night will also have a dose of pro football flair as two Atlanta Falcons will throw out first pitches prior to the game.  Former Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran and current Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann will be on hand for the first pitch honors.

The Opening Homestand continues with a bang on Friday, April 5 as the G-Braves host Charlotte for another 7:05 PM contest.  Following the game, fans are invited to stick around for the first Post-Game Fireworks display of 2013, sponsored by WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta! 

Saturday, April 6 includes plenty of extra reasons to attend, as the Gwinnett Braves will give away commemorative Brandon Beachy Bobbleheads (for the first 2,000 fans), courtesy of Coolray Heating and Cooling.  Prior to the 7:05 PM game, the G-Braves will also welcome the world-famous, eight-horse Budweiser Clydesdale hitch!  The Clydesdales will appear on the field at approximately 6:30 PM. 

The series concludes on Sunday, with the first Family Sunday of the year!  Bring the family out early before the 2:05 PM game for a pre-game catch in the outfield.  Catch will begin when gates open and last for 20 minutes.  After the game, all kids 12 and under will get to run the bases!  The first 2,000 fans in attendance will also receive a Coolray Field Fleece Blanket, courtesy of Coolray Heating and Cooling.

Here's a look at the homestand:

Thursday, April 4

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM

Presenting Sponsors:  Georgia Power

            National Anthem performed by:  Collins Hill High School Band

Features:

  • T-Shirt Giveaway - The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Gwinnett Braves T-Shirt, courtesy of Georgia Power.
  • Falcons First Pitches - Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran and current Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann will be on hand to throw out ceremonial first pitches!

 

Friday, April 5

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM

Presenting Sponsors:  WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta

            National Anthem performed by:  City of Snellville

Features:

  • Post-Game Fireworks - Stick around after the game and enjoy the first Post-Game Fireworks display of the year, sponsored by Fox 5!

 

Saturday, April 6

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM

Presenting Sponsors:  Coolray Heating and Cooling

            National Anthem performed by:  Russell Middle School

Features:

  • Brandon Beachy Bobblehead Giveaway - The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive commemorative Brandon Beachy Bobbleheads, courtesy of Coolray Heating and Cooling.
  • Budweiser Clydesdales Appearance - The world-famous eight-horse Budweiser Clydesdale hitch will make a special on-field appearance at approximately 6:30 PM!

 

Sunday, April 7

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 2:05 PM

Presenting Sponsors:  Coolray Heating and Cooling

            National Anthem performed by:  Gwinnett Daily Post

Features:

  • Fleece Blanket Giveaway - The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a Coolray Field Fleece Blanket courtesy of Coolray Heating and Cooling!
  • Pre-Game Catch in the Outfield - To kick off every Family Day, bring your ball and glove to Coolray Field for a pre-game catch in the outfield!  The 20-minute catch starts when the gates open.
  • Post-Game Kids Base Run - Bring the youngsters down and let them loose on the Coolray Field basepaths after the game.  Children must be 12 and under to participate.

Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office.  Call (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com for more information.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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