The Fayetteville SwampDogs are proud to be partnering for the first time with the Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer’s to present the first annual Bringing Memories Home Safe Night at J.P. Riddle Stadium on Wednesday, July 29th.
For that very special night at “The Swamp” the SwampDogs will be wearing one-of-a-kind purple jerseys which will be auctioned off on the concourse to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Fans can place bids online for their favorite player’s jersey online for one week in advance of the game, with bidding closing at 4 pm on game day then re-opening at 6 pm on the concourse when the gates open.
“Almost all of us know a relative, loved one or friend who has been touched in some way by this terrible disease,” said SwampDogs Operations Director Caroline Villegas. “I’m proud that as an organization with the help of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, that we can do our part to find a cure.”
In addition to the special night coming up at “The Swamp,” the SwampDogs will be hosting the Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 12th at J.P. Riddle Stadium. You can register today for the walk as either a team or as an individual at alz.org/walk.
“Being involved in the community is part of the fabric of what we do as an organization, and we’re very excited to start this new partnership with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said SwampDogs General Manager Jeremy Aagard.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are in their 15th season playing in the Coastal Plain League. The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history, making the Petitt Cup Playoffs eight times in the past 10 seasons, reaching the championship round three times. The SwampDogs boast 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball including slugger Mark Reynolds and David Aardsma. For more information on the Fayetteville SwampDogs, visit their team website at www.goswampdogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs and like us on Facebook at Fayetteville SwampDogs Baseball. Where baseball is fun!