MIDLAND, Mich. - The Great Lakes Loons will host Pride Night at Dow Diamond on Wednesday, May 31 during their game against the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Dow Chemical Company and GLAD (Dow's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally (LGBTA) employee resource group) are proud to sponsor this inaugural event with the Loons.
"We're looking forward to hosting our first-ever Pride Night here at Dow Diamond," Loons Vice President of Baseball Operations & Gameday Experience Tiffany Wardynski said. "It's another opportunity for the Loons to connect with our fans and have our ballpark act as a community gathering place."
The Loons, Dow and GLAD are focused on inclusion and awareness for the LGBTA community in the Great Lakes Bay Region. LGBTA advocacy groups will be on hand throughout the concourse that night.
Fans interested in purchasing a Pride Night ticket package can do so for $20. The purchase gets fans a reserved box seat, as well as a Loons Pride Night t-shirt.
Dow fosters a safe, inclusive, supportive and open working environment for all employees regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLAD is one of eight diversity networks at Dow, and for more than 17 years the group has been championing for the realization of a fully inclusive workplace and community.
"A community that is inclusive, celebrates differences, and respects and welcomes everyone, unites its people - enabling individuals and families to thrive, businesses to prosper and economies to grow," said Howard Ungerleider, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Dow and GLAD executive sponsor.
Jim Fitterling, Dow president and chief operating officer, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Loons facing the Whitecaps.
The 2016 Midwest League Champions and hosts of the 2017 MWL All-Star Game presented by GoGreat.com have been a Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since the team's inception in 2007. For tickets and more information about the Great Lakes Loons, call 989-837-BALL or visit Loons.com.
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