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G-Braves Announce Benefit for Tripp Halstead

5K Race, Benefit Night at Coolray Field set for Saturday, June 22
May 13, 2013

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves have announced plans to raise funds for Tripp Halstead, a two-year old Barrow County, Georgia boy who suffered a brain injury when he was struck by a tree limb during Hurricane Sandy last October. The G-Braves will host a 5K Race, dubbed "Tripp's Trot," as well as "Tripp Halstead Night" at Coolray Field on Saturday, June 22.

"Tripp's Trot" will take place in the Coolray Field parking lot at 8:00 AM on June 22. Those interested in registering may do so by visiting The cost is $25 if registering before May 22, $28 if registering before June 1, $30 if registering before June 20 and $35 on the day of the event. A Fun Run will also be held that day, costing just $20 to participate.

A race day raffle for G-Braves' autographed items and a special Pre-Game Parade on the field for all race participants are also planned for June 22. That night, the Gwinnett Braves will host the Syracuse Chiefs for a 7:05 PM game. Prior to the game, country singer/songwriter Jordan Covington will play a special acoustic set.

The club will continue to raise funds before and during the game during "Tripp Halstead Night." A donation of a portion of the funds raised from the Coolray Field Amusements, plus proceeds from the Post-Game Tennis Toss will all go toward Tripp and his family.

To purchase tickets for the "Tripp Halstead Night" fundraiser, visit and enter the special promo code TEAMBOOM. For more information on "Tripp's Trot" and "Tripp Halstead Night," contact the Gwinnett Braves at 678-277-0340.

The G-Braves' next home game at Coolray Field is Saturday, May 18 vs. Louisville, first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM. Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office. Call (678) 277-0340 or visit for more information.