BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Barons are partnering with Children's of Alabama Friday, April 24 to bring Superhero Night to Regions Field. The Barons will wear superhero-themed jerseys to be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting ill and injured children treated at the state's only freestanding hospital.
"This will be a fun, exciting night for such a great cause," Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson said. "Visible just beyond the right field wall, Children's of Alabama is such an important part of our city, and it is always very fulfilling to give back. We will have a few patients at the game, but even those who can't make it can still enjoy the fireworks from just a couple of blocks away."
Fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero, and a special fireworks show set to the theme music of superhero movies is to follow. The Barons also welcome many specials guests with representatives from Children's to serve as honorary bat boy, throw out the first pitch and cue the start of the game by yelling "play ball!"
Artist Patrick Giles will also be on-hand to entertain fans on the concourse. Fans have the opportunity to purchase original comic sketches and have themselves drawn as superheroes by Patrick, whose resume includes work with Topps, Upper Deck and Conan O'Brien. His recent projects include creating trading cards featuring characters from Star Wars, Batman, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The jersey auction is also set to take place on the concourse throughout the game as a silent auction. After the game, jerseys will be signed by the player and awarded to the highest bidder.
"Children's of Alabama is thrilled to partner with the Birmingham Barons for Superhero Night," Children's Coordinator of Community Development Shane Autrey said. "We think this theme is ideally suited for the families we treat right down the street from Regions Field, because all of our patients are superheroes to us."
To order tickets, visit Barons.com or call (205) 988-3200. For more information, visit us at www.barons.com, www.facebook.com/birminghambarons or on Twitter: @bhambarons.