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RiverDogs-CCSD continue “Reading Around the Bases” despite COVID-19

Program enters fifth season focusing on continued literacy development and success among CCSD 2nd graders
January 21, 2021

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are moving forward with “Reading Around the Bases” for the fifth year in a row. The partnership started during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay

New Era of Affiliated Baseball in Charleston to Begin in 2021

RiverDogs receive invitation to become affiliate of American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays
December 9, 2020

The Charleston RiverDogs are pleased to announce the club has been invited by the Tampa Bay Rays to become one of its minor league affiliates for the 2021 season and beyond. The Rays were previously the RiverDogs’ MLB affiliate from 1997-2004 and will replace the New York Yankees, Charleston’s MLB

Feliz NaviDOGS... Just in Time for the Holidays, RiverDogs Offer Two New Ticket Packages

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...and the year is 2020, so it was a pretty low bar
November 23, 2020

In the famous words of Buddy the Elf, "the best way to spread Christmas cheer is buying a RiverDogs holiday ticket package for someone you love." The "Feliz NaviDOGS" packages are now on sale, while supplies last. There are two options to select from:

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Charleston Has Spoken...Voters Favor Four More Years.

The incumbent takes the bobblehead poll by more than 2-to-1 margin
October 27, 2020

For the second-straight Bobblection, the fans have selected Donald J. Trump as the candidate of choice, winning the RiverDogs Bobblection 2020. “The Lowcountry picked Trump again,” said GM Dave Echols. “We’d be happy to invite (President Trump) out to the ballpark to toss a first pitch next season to recognize

RiverDogs Recognized as Industry-Best for 2020 Marketing Campaign 

‘Dogs receive award for creativity despite no games in 2020 season.
October 2, 2020

The Charleston RiverDogs were awarded a Golden Bobblehead Award—the top honor for creativity in Minor League Baseball—for the “Here for the Holy City” campaign. The award comes as recognition for Best Digital Campaign or Activation. The #Here4HC slogan has been prominent across the team’s social media channels amidst the COVID-19

Bobblection 2020 Set to Take Place

The event that takes place every four years is back at the Joe. Fans will pick up on October 17
September 23, 2020

At long last, fans across the Holy City will be invited to come down to the ballpark in 2020 for the Bobblection. Fans will drive through the parking lot to cast their vote for either President Trump or former VP Joe Biden, by selecting a bobblehead of their candidate of

RiverDogs co-owner, Dr. Gene Budig, has passed away

The last President of the American League dies at 81
September 8, 2020

The RiverDogs are saddened by the passing of Dr. Gene A. Budig, 81, a part-owner of the RiverDogs since January 2007. He is survived by his wife Gretchen, his sister, brother, his 3 children and his 5 grandchildren. “This is a truly sad day for the RiverDogs family. Gene was

Exclusive experiences continue into the fall

First-ever adult cooking experience in the Segra Club and weekend youth baseball clinics highlight offerings
August 31, 2020

In a year with no baseball, the RiverDogs are excited to introduce several new events at the ballpark starting in September. The ballclub will launch exclusive adult cooking and dining experiences in the Segra Club at Riley, led by chef Josh Shea, and continue on-field youth baseball instruction with weekend

RiverDogs, Minor League Baseball Make 2020 Season Announcement

RiverDogs will not play South Atlantic League contests in 2020, but plan other events at The Joe
June 30, 2020

On Tuesday, June 30th the Minor League Baseball offices, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, officially announced that the 2020 season will not take place. This includes the 2020 Charleston RiverDogs campaign, which included 70 scheduled home games at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. (View message from President/GM Dave Echols)

RiverDogs reaching for new heights as part of McMaster's program

Friday's "To Go" service put on hold
June 25, 2020

In our continued commitment to fan safety, we are applying for the Palmetto Priority recognition program to ensure our food safety is in accordance with the CDC/reopening guidelines. Because of this, we will not be running our "To Go from the Joe" program tomorrow. To be clear, our "To Go

RiverDogs, Boeing Induct Livingston, Horne into Hall of Honor

June 15, 2020

The RiverDogs and Boeing have inducted Major General James Livingston of the United States Marine Corps and Terrell Horne III of the United States Coast Guard as the inaugural class into the Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor is a new recognition meant to create a way for military

RiverDogs release expanded summer camp offerings, starting June 16, with capacity restrictions and new protocols 

Baseball camps to be led by Chris Singleton; new one-week culinary camp with Chef Josh Shea
June 1, 2020

With the start of the 2020 baseball season still delayed, the RiverDogs today announced the expansion of its Youth Summer Camps, presented by Fins Car Wash, along with new restrictions and protocols to keep campers safe in light of COVID-19 precautions. The team will begin a six-week slate of summer

Charleston RiverDogs, Samsung Lions (KBO) announce International partnership

Rise and shine, Yankees’ Single-A affiliate teams up with 8-time KBO Champions
May 19, 2020

As fans eagerly wait for the return of baseball in The United States, the Charleston RiverDogs have announced a partnership with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO). This mutually beneficial relationship between the two organizations is set to begin immediately with the main objective of encouraging fans

RiverDogs, Boeing Introduce ‘Hall of Honor’ to memorialize military families in Lowcountry

Nominations now being taken on eve of first planned Military Appreciation Night
May 15, 2020

On the eve of Armed Forces Day and the first scheduled RiverDogs Military Appreciation Night at The Joe, the ballclub is announcing the creation of the Hall of Honor, in partnership with Boeing, and asking for the public to nominate outstanding military veterans with Lowcountry ties. The new recognition, which

RiverDogs share key points from COVID-19 Readiness Plan 

Working plan outlines best practices, procedures for re-opening Riley Park when deemed safe
May 8, 2020

In anticipation of the 2020 season, the Charleston RiverDogs have developed an extensive COVID-19 readiness plan which sets forth best practices and new standard operating procedures that the team believes will be necessary for Riley Park to open when permitted. This detailed plan follows the journeys of fans, employees, and

‘To Go from The Joe’ will add Delivery Option, expand menu and hours starting this week 

Contactless pickup and DoorDash delivery available 11am-6pm Tuesday-Friday
April 27, 2020

Even though the baseball season has yet to begin, the demand for delicious ballpark food, apparently, has not been delayed. Due to high demand and positive reviews, the RiverDogs will expand its “To Go from The Joe” food service in many aspects starting this week. After a successful month-long run

Fans will select favorite all-time promotions through social media starting Tuesday

April 20, 2020

Scroll down for promo descriptions The Charleston RiverDogs unveiled today on Twitter an All-Time Promotional Night Bracket in which fans will vote for their all-time favorite promotion. Voting for each round will begin Tuesday and continue daily at 11 a.m. ET on the RiverDogs’ Twitter page (, where fans will

Virtual Opening Day activities are set for all day Thursday 

April 8, 2020

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Charleston RiverDogs were scheduled to open their season on Thursday, April 9 at The Joe. As the ballclub awaits a new Opening Day, it will spend on Thursday bringing a flair of Opening Day to the Charleston community, including lighting the ballpark for

Carryout lunches are available to general public Tuesday-Friday and delivered to front-line COVID-19 responders on Mondays 

Carryout lunches will be available to general public Tuesday-Friday and delivered to front-line COVID-19 responders on Mondays
April 1, 2020

The Charleston RiverDogs announced that on Thursday, the ballclub – whose season’s start has been delayed by COVID-19 – will begin drive through lunch service at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Vice President of Food and Beverage Josh Shea, a longtime chef in the Charleston culinary scene, has created a

RiverDogs Unveil Stimulus Packages with Big Value

Packages to include donations to MUSC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
March 30, 2020

The Charleston RiverDogs released a new series of packages and merchandise deals on Monday that will encourage fans to Make Fun, while also contributing to a worthy cause. The various packages include tickets, merchandise and other goodies, with the added bonus of a donation to MUSC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The

RiverDogs Unveil Alpha Dog Bracket Battle 

36 of the best former RiverDogs battle for the title of Alpha Dog
March 22, 2020

Download Full Bracket With no college basketball to fill a sports fan's annual craving for brackets, the Charleston Riverdogs have something that might do the trick. Beginning on Monday, the top 36 former RiverDogs players will go head-to-head in a challenge to determine which former great is the Alpha Dog!

Joseph P. Riley Park, Jr. Closed to Public Beginning March 18

Staff to work remotely, available via email
March 17, 2020

The health and safety of our fans and employees is of the utmost importance to the Charleston RiverDogs. In order to best follow the government's recently issued guidelines regarding the Coronavirus, the RiverDogs front office at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park will be closed to the public indefinitely beginning on

RiverDogs Announce Ongoing Participation in MiLB’s “Copa de la Diversión” Program in 2020

Team will partner with Berkeley County School District for “Festival de Lectura”
March 12, 2020

The Charleston RiverDogs will take part in Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversión” program for a second straight season, the club announced in a press conference attended by hundreds of children at Hanahan Elementary School on Thursday morning. In addition, the team will continue to partner with the Berkeley

Segra, RiverDogs Partner for Club Level Sponsorship at The Joe

Partnership centers around Segra Club at Riley Park, ballpark technology enhancements
March 5, 2020

At the team’s inaugural “State of the RiverDogs” breakfast on Thursday morning, the Charleston RiverDogs announced a new wide-ranging partnership that includes the title sponsorship of the ballpark’s Club Level, effective immediately. The Club Level, previously known as the Riley Park Club since its inception in 2017, will now be

RiverDogs Seeking to Fill Gameday Positions, Hosting Job Fair This Saturday

Interested candidates encouraged to attend Saturday, March 7 at The Joe
March 4, 2020

The Charleston RiverDogs are looking to fill the remainder of their more than 200 gameday positions at The Joe for the upcoming 2020 season. With that goal in mind, the team will be hosting a second job fair this Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Joseph