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August 20 dubbed "Artie T. Party" for MB Family

Team to show support for Market Basket associates with pre-game rally, special ticket price
August 13, 2014

LOWELL, MASS. - The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced their home game on Wednesday, August 20 against the Connecticut Tigers will be dubbed the "Artie T. Party," to support the Market Basket family within our community.

The evening will include a number of activities and events geared towards Market Basket employees and past Market Basket associates who have found themselves without a job during the current events within the company.

"We view ourselves as a community organization," said Spinners President and General Manager Tim Bawmann. "Clearly this issue has been a dominant topic in our community over the past several weeks. We hope this night will be an opportunity for some of our valued community members to come enjoy a night at the park."

As part of the event, Market Basket employees will be able to receive tickets for just $4, a homage to the four percent everyday discount Market Basket offers customers, by showing their employee ID badge. All associates will be invited onto the field for a pre-game parade around the LeLacheur Park field and special guests will be a part of the Lowell Spinners pre-game show.

"It's not about who's right and who's wrong," said Bawmann. "This is about recognizing the role Market Basket plays in our community and the invaluable role the associates play within our community. This is about giving them a night to relax, enjoy a ballgame and be entertained."

Gates for the 7:05pm game will open at 6pm and associates and staff can show their ID badge at the Ticket Office Window to receive the discounted ticket price. For questions, fans can contact the Spinners Box Office at (978) 459-1702.