Homestand Highlights: April 29 - May 8

Brian Snitker Bobblehead, "Star Wars Night" highlight longest homestand of 2016

By Gwinnett Braves | April 27, 2016 10:31 AM

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves return home for their longest homestand of the 2016 season, a nine-game, 10-day slate from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 8. The G-Braves host the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) from April 29-May 1, the Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) from May 2-4 and the Charlotte Knights (Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) from May 6-8.

The homestand includes Fox 5 Fireworks Fridays on April 29 and May 6, the Brian Snitker Bobblehead giveaway on April 30, "Bark in the Park" on May 1, "Star Wars Night" on May 7 and Mother's Day on May 8. The G-Braves will also host the first of two "Education Days," presented by Belk, on May 4 with a 10:35 a.m. first pitch.

Here's a full look at the homestand:

Friday, April 29

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: MiKayla Lee

Features:

  • Strike Out Hunger! presented by Fifth Third Bank - Fans who bring three or more non-perishable food donations to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank will receive $5 in Braves Bucks.
  • Fireworks Friday - Stick around after the game for a spectacular fireworks display, presented by Fox 5 Atlanta.

 

Saturday, April 30

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: Amica Insurance

National Anthem performed by: Buford Academy

Features:

  • Strike Out Hunger! presented by Fifth Third Bank - Fans who bring three or more non-perishable food donations to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank will receive $5 in Braves Bucks.
  • Brian Snitker Bobblehead - The first 2,500 fans will receive a bobblehead honoring G-Braves' manager Brian Snitker, who celebrates his 40th season with the Atlanta Braves in 2016.

 

Sunday, May 1

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 2:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: River Eves Elementary

Features:

  • Bark in the Park - Bring your dog to the Coolray Field Lawn to enjoy some Sunday afternoon baseball.
  • Sunday Funday - Fans are invited to play catch on the field before the game from 1:10-1:25 p.m. and kids (ages 12 and under) are welcome to run the bases following the game as part of "Sunday Funday" presented by Georgia United Credit Union.

 

Monday, May 2

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Riverside Military Academy

 

Tuesday, May 3

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Cedar Hill Elementary School

Features:

  • Two-for-Tuesday - All Dugout seats are two for the price of one.

 

Wednesday, May 4

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 10:35 a.m.

Presenting Sponsor: Belk

National Anthem performed by: Rylee Sanders

Features:

  • Belk Education Day - School groups will be in attendance for the first of two Education Days, presented by Belk, with a special 10:35 a.m. first pitch.

 

Friday, May 6

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Suwanee Elementary

Features:

  • Fireworks Friday - Stick around after the game for a spectacular fireworks display, presented by Fox 5 Atlanta.

 

Saturday, May 7

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: RaceTrac

National Anthem performed by: Providence Christian Academy

God Bless America performed by: Scamper for Cancer

Features:

  • Star Wars Night - More than 30 Star Wars characters will be on hand to take pictures with fans, perform features such as light saber battles and more! There will also be a silent auction on the concourse with Star Wars-themed memorabilia, as well as sports memorabilia.

 

Sunday, May 8

Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 2:05 p.m.

National Anthem performed by: Jaclyn B. Hauer

God Bless America performed by: Setena Nutter

Features:

  • Mother's Day - Celebrate with your mom at Coolray Field! Gildan will host a "Pampering in the Park" station (featuring massages and manicures) and will also be giving out free t-shirts.
  • Sunday Funday - Fans are invited to play catch on the field before the game from 1:10-1:25 p.m. and kids (ages 12 and under) are welcome to run the bases following the game as part of "Sunday Funday" presented by Georgia United Credit Union.

Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Ticket Office. Call (678) 277-0340 or visit GwinnettBraves.com for more information.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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