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First Place Drive Closeout the Home Portion of 2015 Season’s First Half June 9th Through the 15th at Fluor Field

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School is officially out in the Upstate, and there’s no better place to spend your summer than at Fluor Field! The Greenville Drive are back in town for a seven-game homestand beginning on Tuesday, June 9th, and you won’t want to miss your opportunity to see the future Boston Red Sox as they have their eye on the prize of a first-half Southern Division title. The Drive currently sit atop division, so come out and support their bid for a playoff spot while enjoying high quality entertainment and events!

To open the homestand on Tuesday, June 9th, the Drive will celebrate Greenville County Schools Employee Appreciation Night. First pitch for the game against the Augusta GreenJackets, affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, is at 7:05 PM, but the fun starts before the game and continues all night long as the Drive recognize the employees that help make the schools in Greenville County a quality experience for students.

Wednesday, June 10th is Fluor Cares Night. The Drive and Fluor’s partnership goes well beyond the naming rights to Fluor Field, and the Drive are excited to honor members of Fluor Cares, the employee volunteer program at Fluor, for their dedicated service to the local community. Members of Fluor Cares will be recognized in during on-field ceremonies and will participate in in-between innings entertainment.

The Drive and GreenJackets wrap up their three-game series on Thursday, June 11th at 7:05 PM. Dollar Drink Night returns to Fluor Field, providing a unique networking event for young professionals in the Southern Tide 500 Club. Grab a $1 PBR, or $1 Pepsi product along the concourse and pair it with a Carolina Dog, the Carolina Pride Hot Dog of the Month, topped with tasty pulled pork, cole slaw and mustard BBQ sauce. All game long, enjoy Reedy Rip’It and the Drive staff and promo team celebrating Super Mario Party Night with fun games and costumes based off of Super Mario.

On Friday, June 12th, the Drive welcome the Rome Braves, affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, to Greenville to begin a four-game series. Following the 7:05 PM game, the Drive will shoot off Friday Night Fireworks! Friday’s theme night is 70’s Night, so throw on your afro wigs and get ready to boogie to the tunes of Earth, Wind and Fire, the Bee Gees and more all evening long!

The Drive and iHeart Radio are teaming up on Saturday, June 13th for “Live at the Drive” Night. The sponsor for Saturday’s event is Future Scholars, a program that helps parents save money for their children’s future college education, and iHeart Radio host a live remote broadcast at the ballpark to help promote Future Scholars. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis will be on hand to throw out the first pitch and support iHeart Radio and Future Scholars. In addition, be sure to bring your invisibility cloaks and magic wands to the ballpark to help the Drive celebrate Harry Potter Night throughout the evening.

Sunday, June 14th’s game against Rome begins at 4:05 PM, but the fun begins for the public when the gates open at 3:00 PM. United Community Bank Ice on Main will be at the ballpark all day long as Fluor Field becomes “Frozen Fluor”. White will be everywhere at Fluor Field, and kids will get to enjoy free popsicles, appearances by ice princesses, fun games and more. Adults will have the opportunity to win a private skating session at United Community Bank Ice on Main during the winter season. Following the game, children won’t want to miss the Sunday tradition of BlueCross BlueShield Kids Run the Bases.

The homestand concludes on Monday, June 15th with SAIL Night. Each year, the Drive honor the SAIL program for their outstanding youth swimming program in the Upstate, and the recognition begins with a 6:30 PM parade prior to the 7:05 PM start. Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue, a member of the United States gold-medal winning 800M freestyle relay team during the 2012 London Olympics, will be conducting clinics with SAIL swimmers during the day with the Fitter and Faster Tour, and she’ll be on hand at Fluor Field during the evening to help the Drive recognize these talented young swimmers.

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