CHARLESTON, SC - Despite the promotional efforts
the past two years, the Charleston RiverDogs have noticed a suspect number of
Ohioans still in the Lowcountry.
With the team's new "Be Your Own
Fan" mantra in full effect this season, the club viewed this year's promotion as
an excellent way for the BYOF voice to be heard. The front office turned to the
RiverDogs faithful, asking people to vote online via Facebook and Twitter for
which city or region they would most like to send people
The votes have been tallied and the
RiverDogs have decided once again to send them back to the middle of the map as
it is the club's 3rd Annual "Go Back to Ohio Night" promotion that is
set for the team's June 24 contest against the rival
And the in-state rival also serves
as the clubs' first Charleston meeting between the Yankees and Red
While the distaste for all things
Red Sox was clearly evident as Boston received a number of votes through
the RiverDogs' Facebook page, the "Go Back to Ohio" sentiment was overwhelming.
"Whether you're a fan of all things
Ohio or a Lowcountry local looking to
stick up for your state we want to see you out at the ballpark on June 24," said
RiverDogs assistant general manager and OhioUniversity alumnus Jim Pfander. "Be Your Own
Fan Palmetto Style is always on display at The Joe, but now we get to see it
with a little BuckeyeState twist."
With the previous success of the
tongue-in-cheek promotional nights, the RiverDogs are excited for another night
of fun and friendly competition as its Ohio vs.
Carolina in each between-innings promotion.
The club urges fans to get into the
spirit on June 24 and come to Riley Park sporting their home state's colors and
gear, be it the Buckeye or PalmettoState.The best-dressed and "winning" Ohioan
will receive a one-way bus ticket back to their homeland.
aThe RiverDogs begin a five-game
series against the Drive on Thursday, June 24 at For more information on tickets visit
www.riverdogs.com or call the box office at (843) 577-DOGS
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