SOUTH BEND, Ind. (April 14, 2015) - On Saturday, May 2nd, the South Bend Cubs will provide a peanut-free area located in the Home Plate Suite in recognition of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
Food Allergy Awareness Week, which falls on May 10-16 this year, helps educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Peanut allergies are among the most common food allergies and, according to studies funded by FARE, the number of U.S. children with peanut allergies more than tripled between 1997 and 2008.
"I am excited that we are able to do this again in 2015," South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart said. "The last few years were a huge hit and we were able to provide a fun day at the ballpark that many people were not able to experience in the past. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to experience a South Bend Cubs game, so we will do whatever we can to make it a reality."
Tickets can be purchased through the South Bend Cubs' Box Office for $18.00; space is limited to the first 50 people. Price includes a game ticket, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soft drinks. Call the Box Office at 574-235-9988, or stop by the Box Office at Four Winds Field, located at 501 W. South Street, to purchase tickets for the peanut-free suite.
"Because of the success we've experienced in the last few years, I expect the tickets to sell out quickly," Hart said.
The South Bend Cubs are a Class A minor-league team affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC, whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, IL. To purchase tickets to a game visit www.SouthBendCubs.com, call the Box Office at 574-235-9988, or stop by Four Winds Field between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.