COLUMBIA, SC - South Carolina native Sanford Greene has designed specialty jerseys for the Fireflies to wear on Superhero Night, which will take place on Saturday, July 7 at Spirit Communications Park. These comic-themed Superhero threads will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting HOPE Worldwide. HOPE Worldwide is a non-profit organization that raises money to bring hope and change to the lives of those who are suffering, poor and sick.
"We were thrilled to work with Sanford on this project," said Fireflies' vice president of marketing and public relations Abby Naas. "He has done an incredible job creating something fun and unique for the team that really brings out his talent."
Greene is an illustrator for Marvel comics and has been working with the company for 13 years. The Benedict College graduate grew up in Charleston and now resides in Columbia. He's worked on several projects such as Power Man and Iron Fist, as well as Black Panther, which introduced the first black comic book character by Marvel in 1966. Click HERE for a link to Greene's recent illustration of the Black Panther.
"For the most part, I will print out the digital copy and then go into tracing before its ready for inking," Greene said in a video on Marvel.com. "The first thing I do when I ink, honestly, I take a deep breath. I have a small container of ink I dip the brush into and just the right amount to where I can get fine lines."
Greene will be at Spirit Communications Park for Superhero Night. The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. against the Charleston RiverDogs.
Tickets for this incredible event are on sale now. There is limited availability, so get your tickets now. Visit FirefliesTickets.com, the Spirit Communications Park ticket office or call (803) 726-4487 for more information.
About the Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest's Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet development. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Spirit Communications Park
Spirit Communications Park, the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC. Spirit Communications Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Spirit Communications Park can also host everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park with the wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit SpiritCommunicationsPark.com.
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