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Bradenton, Fla. - The Bradenton Marauders will host an Independence Day celebration presented by the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, July 1. The Marauders host the Florida Fire Frogs, the High-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a free Independence Day t-shirt presented by LECOM. Fans won't be the only ones with patriotic and festive apparel. The Marauders will wear unique jerseys and caps for the game. The red, white, and blue jerseys will be available for auction online and inside the ballpark, with winners invited onto the field after the game to receive their jersey and have it signed.
Online bidding for the Marauders' jerseys is now open and can be accessed from computers and mobile devices. The auction will end with the first pitch of the sixth inning on July 1. For more information and to access the link to the bidding site please visit www.BradentonMarauders.com.
Zambelli Fireworks will put on their largest display at LECOM Park this season after the game. The spectacular postgame fireworks are sponsored by Budweiser.
Fans will want to arrive early to the game to experience a parachute demo by the Para-Commandos. The Para-Commandos will descend into LECOM Park during the performance of the national anthem.
The LECOM Park box office hours are Tuesday-Friday non-gamedays from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On gamedays the box office will be open on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. until the end of the game and on Saturdays from 3:30 until the end of the game. The box office will open two hours prior to Sunday games and 10:30 a.m. games.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, please call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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