Wilmington, DE - While the Christmas season is commonly referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, for many kids Halloween is their favorite holiday on the calendar. With that in mind, the Wilmington Blue Rocks added to the fun for one local family, tagging along to trick-or-treat through their neighborhood on Tuesday.
Rocky Bluewinkle helped collect candy in Wilmington with Bryson, Nova and Nolan Carey. Rocky dressed in his Star Wars jersey with lightsaber in hand. Meanwhile, his young pals went as the Incredible Hulk, a stickman and a rhino.
Parents Rob and Erin Carey accompanied the quartet on their candy quest and said it was a night to cherish.
"To meet Rocky Bluewinkle at a Wilmington Blue Rocks game is an awesome memory for every child to have," Erin said. "But to watch the excitement on your child's face when that same mascot takes you trick-or-treating through your own neighborhood is beyond priceless."
The young mother said she grew up going to Blue Rocks games and is very thankful it has become a generational tradition in her family.
"The memories I have of meeting Rocky when I was a child were special," Carey recalled. "To know my son will now have those memories and so much more are the reasons why we love the game of baseball. It means family. And the great organization at the Wilmington Blue Rocks are a big part of that. They are first class."
The Blue Rocks make community outreach a priority. The team has won four consecutive Matt Minker Awards, which goes to the club that best demonstrates an outstanding, on-going commitment to charitable service, support, and leadership within its community in the Carolina League. The award is named after the Blue Rocks' founder, who owned the club until his death in 2007. Minker, whose construction company built Frawley Stadium, is still the team's honorary president.
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