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Archive for: April 17th, 2013
SKEETERS OPENING WEEKEND SET FOR APRIL 18-21 vs. LONG ISLAND DUCKS
Club Honors Seven-Year-Old Cancer Survivor, Fallen Police Officer;
Ducks Bring Former Major Leaguers Castro, Willis to Constellation Field
SUGAR LAND, TX – Following an epic inaugural season at Constellation Field in 2012, the Sugar Land Skeeters will return to action and embark on Season 2 this Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21 against the incumbent Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks. The Atlantic League once again will showcase a premier level of competition and talent in 2013, as Long Island brings former Major Leaguers Dontrelle Willis, Ian Snell and Ramon Castro to face Sugar Land’s own veterans Scott Elarton, Jason Bergmann and Gary Majewski.
The Skeeters are “Back In Black” for Opening Day 2013, debuting new black uniforms with a tribute to music legends such as Michael Jackson and ACDC. Opening Day kicks off with a black-out inside the stadium, a magnet schedule giveaway, sponsored by Memorial Hermann, to the first 2,000 fans, as well as a drawstring tote giveaway courtesy of KHOU 11, who will host live news broadcasts from Constellation Field at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. on Thursday (weather permitting).
The buzzing atmosphere begins early with live music and beer sampling at 5 p.m. at the Bud Light Party Pavilion, sponsored by Bud Light, located just outside of the main entrance to the ballpark. Balloon artists, face painters, stilt walkers and an appearance by a Michael Jackson impersonator will entertain fans and build excitement for the gates opening at 6 p.m.
Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti will lead his team onto the field in dramatic fashion, while members of the 2013 Skeeters Buzz Brigade, sponsored by Kroger, storm the field and represent their “Back in Black” spirit with tuxedo t-shirts. Skeeters mascots Swatson and Moe will also be dropping in to swarm the crowd and get everyone energized for the first game of the season.
The club will hold a moment of silence prior to the singing of the national anthem, performed by recording artist Mary Sarah Gross, in honor of former Bellaire police officer and Skeeters season ticket holder Sergeant Jimmie Norman. Norman, a 20-plus year member of the Bellaire Police Department, paid the ultimate sacrifice and was killed in the line of duty over the holiday season in 2012. Norman’s family will be in attendance as honorary guests, along with many of his colleagues from the Bellaire Police Department.
Opening Day ceremonies will then turn attention to additional special causes with a tribute to Joshua “Super Joshua” Cranfill, a seven-year-old cancer survivor from League City, Texas. The young sports fanatic, who has endured 95 rounds of chemotherapy, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Black “Super Joshua” t-shirts will also be sold on the main concourse, with all proceeds benefitting the Cranfill family.
Setting the tone for the Season 2 kickoff, fans will be treated to an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Skeeters rally video, made by the players themselves. Slated to play just prior to the official start of the Skeeters-Ducks matchup, the rally video will welcome fans back to Constellation Field and prove that Opening Weekend is just the beginning to an exciting 2013 season.
On Friday, April 19, the first 2,000 fans will receive a baseball giveaway, courtesy of Wells Fargo, while the Texas Blues Brothers make their first-ever appearance at Constellation Field.
On Saturday, April 20, the Skeeters will join with Christ United Methodist Church of Sugar Land for the first Faith and Family Night of the season, featuring a pregame concert and worship. Sunday, April 21 closes out Opening Weekend with Strike Out Autism Night, sponsored by Rangeland Energy. Players will don unique, striped jerseys to be auctioned at the end of the game and benefit Hope for Three, a local non-profit organization geared toward raising community awareness for children with autism.
Fans are encouraged to secure their seats early and be a part of the memorable 2013 season kickoff! Tickets for Opening Day, Opening Weekend and all Skeeters 2013 home games are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 281.240.4487 or visiting the team website at www.sugarlandskeeters.com.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Sugar Land Skeeters, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, play at Constellation Field, a $37 million stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land – just 20 minutes from downtown Houston.
The Skeeters play 140 regular season games (70 home, 70 away) in the Atlantic League, considered the highest level of Minor League Baseball. Atlantic League players are “Major League ready” and in the last 15 years, over 600 players have graduated from Atlantic League clubs to Major League organizations, making the League a preferred route for experienced players to be scouted by Major League Baseball.
The Bikini Basketball Association has a team in Houston and they will be holding try outs at the end of the month. If you’re interested, check out the information below.
Houston… things are beginning to heat up!!!! We have confirmed tryouts for Houston’s Newest Hottest Women’s Basketball Team!!! The Houston Inferno will be holding tryouts at one of Houston’s very own favorite former Houston Rocket Moochie Norris’s Basketball Academy!!!
Where: Moochie Norris Basketball Academy
13225 FM 529, Suite Q
Houston, Tx 77041
When: April 26th 7pm-10pm
April 27th 6pm-10pm
So come join us and FEEL THE HEAT!!!!
UCLA Guard/Forward Shabazz Muhammad has declared for the draft. Muhammed was once seen as a top 3 pick and now many have him slated to go mid to late in the lottery. The baller spoke about leaving and here’s what he said.
“I am so thankful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at UCLA and will always be proud to be a Bruin,” Muhammad said in a released statement. “From a young age, I have dreamed of playing in the NBA, and I believe that this is the right time for me to move to the next level.”