CHARLESTON, SC - All of us know that we can do a little better at taking care of ourselves.
But leave it to the ingenuity of the Charleston RiverDogs to implement a healthier lifestyle while watching the New York Yankees of tomorrow at beautiful Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
This season, the RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the 27-time World Champion Yankees, introduce the "Healthy Challenge Tuesday" as the club partners with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to make every Tuesday's game at The Joe a night themed around living a healthier lifestyle.
"Tuesday night games will now be geared toward living and promoting a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. "We all can do a better job of taking care of ourselves, and why not start doing it at a baseball game?"
The RiverDogs have teamed up with the MUSC Wellness Center to create an entire new line of healthy concessions options available throughout the season, many made from crops grown on the MUSC Urban Farm located in downtown Charleston. Each Tuesday game will feature a different item from these new healthy selections and be offered to fans at a discounted rate.
Additionally, the club's renowned between-innings promotions will also be health and fitness oriented for Tuesday home games this year. MUSC Wellness staff will be heard from throughout the night on the video board providing quick, simple, healthy lifestyle choices ranging from exercise activities to snack options to general healthy lifestyle tips.
"The MUSC Wellness Center and Healthy Charleston Challenge are excited to partner with the RiverDogs to help promote healthy lifestyle habits for the whole family while enjoying America's pastime," said Janis Newton, Assistant Director of the MUSC Wellness Center. "Together we'll offer families the opportunity to eat healthy and increase physical activity while having fun cheering on the RiverDogs in 2013."
Season tickets, mini-plans, group opportunities, and individual game tickets are currently on sale for the RiverDogs' 2013 season. The home portion of the schedule begins April 11 with a seven-game homestand that features the Augusta GreenJackets and the Rome Braves. For more information, please contact the Riley Park Box Office at 843/577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.