The Lexington Legends pre-season caravan will continue to roll through central Kentucky in late February.
With stops already made in Cynthiana, Richmond, Somerset, Jackson and Danville, the Legends have confirmed plans for appearances in Campbellsville, Columbia, Frankfort and Mt. Sterling before wrapping up with an event at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Wednesday, February 26.
The events give the Legends an opportunity to express thanks to fans and media around the region, and to promote the 2014 season, which opens April 3.
"Even with the recent weather, spring and baseball are on the way very soon, and we hope the Legends caravan gives our fans a chance to share in the excitement," said Legends President/COO Andy Shea.
AT EACH STOP, the Legends will have items to give away, and fans will also have a chance to win prizes, including tickets to the opening night game Thursday, April 3. The Legends' Big L will be available for photographs, and live radio broadcasts will originate from each location.
Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Campbellsville and Columbia. From 12:30-2 p.m., Legends representatives will visit the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus to greet students, faculty and staff. WLCU-FM 88.7 and wlcufm.com, the university radio station, will provide coverage. It's on to Columbia from there, where the caravan will be headquartered at Anderson Pizzeria, 1411 Campbellsville Road, from 4:30-6 p.m. Central time with live reports on 93.5 WAIN.
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Frankfort. 4-6 p.m., Miguel's Mexican Restaurant, 1530 Versailles Road, Frankfort. Froggy WFKY 104.9 will broadcast live.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Mt. Sterling, 10 a.m. - noon., McDonald's, Hwy. 460 and I-64 near exit 110. WMST, 1150 AM and 106.9 FM, and WKYN 107.7 FM, will broadcast live.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Lexington, Kentucky Ale Taproom, Whitaker Bank Ballpark 5-7 p.m. Refreshments available. The Legends will welcome two special guests: Jeff Parrett, who pitched for 10 years in the major leagues after starring for Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky, and coached Woodford County High School to a state championship in 2012; and Charley Taylor, the Legends' pitching coach from 2001-09 and a member of the Legends' Hall of Fame. WLXG, ESPN Sports Radio 1300, the flagship station for all 140 Legends' games, will broadcast the "Sports Huddle" program live from the ballpark.
The Legends, a member of the South Atlantic League and a class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, will open the season at home Thursday night, April 3 against the West Virginia Power, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. For more information, call (859) 422-7867 or visit lexingtonlegends.com.
The Lexington Legends were named South Atlantic League Community Organization of the Year for 2013.
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