VERO BEACH, Fla.-Vero Beach Sports Village is pleased to announce that the Buffalo Bisons and the New Orleans Zephyrs, Triple-A affiliates of the Miami Marlins, will meet in an exhibition game to benefit the United Way of Indian River County in Holman Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.
"This exhibition game provides us an opportunity to once again bring the excitement of Minor League Baseball to Vero Beach Sports Village," said Minor League Baseball President Pat O'Conner. "The fact that this game between players just one step from the Major Leagues will benefit residents of Indian River County makes it even more special. I would like to thank the Marlins and Mets for agreeing to send their top affiliates to play in what hopefully will become an annual charity event."
The Mets and the Marlins clubs haven't played at the facility since 2008, the last year the Los Angeles Dodgers used it for spring training before moving their activities west to Glendale, Ariz.
"We appreciate the opportunity to return to the historic Dodgertown facility for an exhibition game," said Adam Wogan, the Director of Minor League Operations for the New York Mets. "Our Triple-A players and staff will undoubtedly enjoy the chance to play in Holman Stadium while supporting a great cause in front of our baseball fans in the Vero Beach community."
"It is an honor to have our players compete in a game this spring in historical Holman Stadium. With our organization's continued emphasis on charitable endeavors throughout the South Florida community, this game to benefit the United Way is a natural fit for us and one in which we are very excited to participate," added Brian Chattin, the Miami Marlins Director of Player Development.
The cost to attend the game is $5, with all net proceeds being donated to the United Way of Indian River County. Contact Michael Kint, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Indian River County, at 772-567-8900 or via email at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets or for more information about the event.
Tickets will also be sold at the entrance to Vero Beach Sports Village on the day of the game. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and concessions will be available.
For more information about the United Way of Indian River County, visit www.unitedwayirc.org.
About Vero Beach Sports Village
Vero Beach Sports Village is a multi-sport complex located in Vero Beach, Florida. The facility, formerly known as Dodgertown, was the spring training home of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. The 67-acre, multi-sport complex is now designed to give teams of all ages the opportunity to train, play and stay together on-site. The all-inclusive facility has 89 on-site villas, a dining room, two full-sized weight rooms, a Stadium Club Lounge and a full recreational area that includes four lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, basketball court and sand volleyball. Vero Beach Sports Village provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is an ideal setting to build a championship team. Visit http://www.vbsportsvillage.com for more information.
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