The Durham Bulls will hold the team's first Pride Night on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:05 p.m. presented by IBM. The event will be held in partnership with Equality NC, the LGBTQ Center of Durham and the Durham Police Department, with each organization receiving in-game recognition.
The evening's contest will feature a ceremonial first pitch thrown by City Council Member Vernetta Alston, and a Bulls Pride flag will be raised in centerfield prior to the game by an Equality NC representative. Additionally, Wool E. Bull will feature a Bulls Pride flag on the field prior to first pitch, and the flag will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the LGBTQ Center of Durham.
Representatives from Equality NC, the LGBTQ Center of Durham and the Durham Police Department's Safe Place initiative will also be in attendance throughout the game to spread their mission to fans who would like to receive more information.
"Durham Bulls games are about spending time with family, friends, coworkers and fellow Triangle residents," Durham Bulls Vice President Mike Birling said. "Enjoying a baseball game in a relaxed, safe environment with a group of people is a universal notion, and a notion that doesn't know sexual orientation, gender, race or economic status. We look forward to celebrating that on June 5."
A special Pride Night ticket will be sold for the game, offering fans a ticket to the contest and a Bulls Pride pennant for the first 1,000 tickets purchased.