Binghamton, NY - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, are pleased to announce a partnership with Broome Opioid Abuse Council (BOAC) Drug Free Communities to provide a Prevention Night at NYSEG Stadium on April 19. In order to create an environment where families and community members can enjoy a fun-filled night and create lasting memories, no alcohol will be served during the Rumble Ponies' game that evening. This is part of this year's "We Care Wednesdays", which will be announced separately.
"Being a part of the community with outreach efforts aimed at helping families achieve FUNN experiences is something we will always strive to do," stated team owner John Hughes. "Getting involved with an organization that is working hard on critical issues which are impacting friends and families across the Southern Tier is the kind of effort the Rumble Ponies can stand behind and contribute to."
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and coincides perfectly with the Rumble Ponies/BOAC Prevention Night.
"We aim to highlight underage drinking prevention, and provide an alcohol-free family-fun activity," said Kara Skellett, Drug-Free Communities Coordinator. "With the assistance of the Rumble Ponies, we will put the focus on community education, outreach and prevention, and substance abuse treatment."
Gates open at 5:30 PM for the April 19 game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Details of the event will be provided at www.bingrp.com with additional sponsors mentioned during the game.
All questions can be directed to John "JB" Bayne, the Rumble Ponies' Assistant General Manager and Director of Community Relations, at (607) 722-3866 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rumble Ponies open the 2017 season on the road in New Hampshire on April 6 before celebrating their home opener at NYSEG Stadium on April 13 against Erie. Individual tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now.
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