CHARLESTON, S.C. - Back by popular demand, the Charleston RiverDogs will once again take a big cut and "knock 'em out of the park" as they hold a Peanut-Free Night presented by Charleston Allergy and Asthma at The Joe on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:05 pm.
For one night only, no peanuts will be on sale at the park with special sections for those with peanuts allergies available. The designated areas will be completely peanut-free with a thorough cleansing of the sections prior to the game.
"We received a lot of positive feedback after hosting this night a season ago, and we're happy to once again provide a safe and relaxing night out at The Joe for baseball fans with peanut allergies along with their friends and family," said RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols.
Lower reserved tickets to the peanut-free zone are $10 each. For $17, fans receive a ticket to the peanut-free seating along with a meal voucher. For fans that can't miss out on the favorite ballpark snack, packing peanuts and circus peanuts will be available for sale as the RiverDogs take on the Hagerstown Suns.
"Peanut allergies are a growing problem with a rising frequency in the United States and worldwide," said Dr. Jeffrey J. Dietrich of Charleston Allergy & Asthma. "Having a peanut allergy can make it difficult for patients and their families to participate safely in everyday activities we take for granted such as taking a plane ride or going to a baseball game due to concerns for accidental exposure to peanuts. Our 2nd Annual Peanut Free Night with the RiverDogs is a great opportunity for peanut allergic patients and their families to safely enjoy a game and to help to raise awareness for food allergies."
In the United States, approximately three million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Studies show the number of children living with peanut allergy appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008.
Along with the peanut-free festivities at the park, the first 1,000 fans at the gate will receive a pair of RiverDogs sunglasses as part of "Wardrobe Wednesdays" presented by WEZL as the RiverDogs open up a seven-game homestand.
For more than 30 years Charleston Allergy & Asthma has used the most up-to-date and advanced treatments and our convenient three locations. We've built trusting, long-lasting relationships with our patients. Today, our six board certified allergists continue to strengthen our services and relationships - all in an effort to ensure our patients are able to breathe better, feel better and live better.
RiverDogs tickets, including options for the all-new Riley Park Club, are now available and can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com. Those that can't make it to the park can follow every pitch of the RiverDogs season on WTMA 1250 AM in the tri-county area or by streaming online at riverdogs.com and the TuneIn Radio App by searching "RiverDogs."
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.