The Tulsa Drillers announced today their selection to participate in Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversion ("Fun Cup") program. The Drillers, along with 32 other teams spanning 19 states will honor their respective Hispanic communities that are building, shaping and leading minor league baseball markets today. The goal is to better embrace the cultures and values of U.S. Hispanic/Latino fans in all communities.
"The Drillers are honored to be a part of the MiLB Copa 2018," said Drillers Director of Marketing Justin Gorski. "The Hispanic community in Tulsa is growing and thriving and plays an important role in our city. The Drillers hope to use the MiLB Copa 2018 campaign to bridge gaps and to build awareness and relationships that benefit all parties."
Every Tuesday home game starting on June 19, the Drillers will play as Los Petroleros de Tulsa, or "the Oil-Men of Tulsa." With the city of Tulsa being the original Oil Capital of the World, this will pay homage to the men and women who worked hard bringing the "black gold" into the world and making the city thrive.
During these home games, Los Petroleros will wear alternate black and gold jerseys and hats that will be auctioned off after the season with the proceeds donated to a local Hispanic organization. The games will also feature a culturally-relevant experience through music, concessions and promotions. New Petroleros merchandise will be available in the Official Team Store at a future date, but Los Petroleros de Tulsa caps are available for preorder online now at Drillers.MiLBStore.com.
The Drillers special Copa de la Diversion games will take place on June 19, July 17, July 24, August 14 and August 28 at ONEOK Field. Just like every Tuesday during the season, these games will also be $2 Tuesdays and will include $2 lawn tickets, hot dogs, boxes of popcorn, ice cream sandwiches and sodas as well as $2 off Mazzio's Go Pizzas.
The Drillers open up the season on April 5 when they head to Frisco to take on the RoughRiders. The home opener will take place against Frisco one week later when the Drillers host the RoughRiders at ONEOK Field at 7:05pm. Season memberships and single game tickets are available now at TulsaDrillers.com, the ONEOK Field ticket office, or by calling (918) 744-5901.
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