School is out for the summer, but the Greenville Drive season is still going strong, so come on out to Fluor Field for the final homestand of the first half of the season between Thursday, June 9th and Wednesday, June 15th to help the Drive in their push to win the Southern Division first half championship! With some of the Red Sox top prospects plus great entertainment on the docket, there will be something for everyone at Fluor Field during the homestand.
The homestand begins on Thursday, June 9th with a 7:05 PM first pitch against the Augusta GreenJackets, affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Thursday is Dollar Drink Night presented by The Iron Yard.Fans can purchase $1 Pepsi products at all Fluor Field concession stands, and The Iron Yard 500 Club welcomes fans 21 and older with $1 PBRs and a DJ from Uptown Entertainment. Start the homestand off right with these great drink specials and Drive baseball!
The Drive will shoot off its famous Friday Night Fireworks following the 7:05 PM game on Friday, June 10th. The theme for the game is Disney Night, and the Drive will have all sorts of Disney-themed fun going on throughout the evening. You might get your chance to participate in a Frozen T-Shirt Race or a Disney Singing Bee, and you can sing along to all your favorite Disney tunes during the game and the fireworks show.
Saturday, June 11th marks the triumphant return of the ZOOperstars to Fluor Field for the 7:05 PM game. The ZOOperstars cast of sports-named animal characters is one of the most popular national acts in the country, and they will keeps fans of all ages laughing all night long with their funny skits! Fans will be captivated by the fun and games of characters such as Tommy Laswordfish, Shark McGwire, Deion Salamanders and more.When the gates open at 6:00 PM, Dark Corner Distillery will be hosting a special drink sampling and food pairings in The Iron Yard 500 Club. The event is open to any fans ages 21 and older, so stop by before the game to enjoy some specialty drinks and great food.
The series with Augusta wraps up at 4:05 PM on Sunday, June 12th. The Drive will celebrate Boy Scout Day presented by Duke Energy at Fluor Field on Sunday, and the fun begins with a pregame parade on the field for Upstate Boy Scout troops at 3:30 PM. The Boy Scouts will be recognized for their hard work this past year with a special commemorative patch, and they will get to participate in between-inning games and entertainment. All kids, including Boy Scouts, are invited to take part in Kids Run the Bases presented by BlueCross BlueShield following the game. Be sure to come out to Fluor Field on Sunday to celebrate the Boy Scouts for their outstanding accomplishments this year and cheer on the Drive!
The Drive welcome the Hickory Crawdads, affiliate of the Texas Rangers, to town on Monday, June 13th for a three-game series. The game begins at 7:05 PM, and the Drive will team up with United Community Bank Ice on Main attempt to chase the heat away with Frozen Fluor Night. Fans of all ages will get to take pictures with ice princesses and mascots starting at 6:30, and fans who pre-order tickets HEREcan enter to win a private skating session at United Community Bank Ice on Main this upcoming season. Come join in on the fun as these two Downtown Greenville attractions coming together to celebrate their commitment to the Upstate community. Monday is also Greenville County Schools Employee Appreciation Night, and the Drive will be celebrating those who help students in Greenville County grow on a daily basis. Some of the top Reading All-Star programs, Teachers of the Year and principals will be recognized in-game with special recognitions and participation in between-innings entertainment.
Tuesday, June 14th is SAIL Night at Fluor Field, and the Drive will celebrate some of the top youth swimmers in the Upstate throughout the evening. Five-time Olympic medalist Klete Keller will be on hand for the evening to meet with the swimmers and provide encouragement and congratulations, and fans will have the chance to meet Klete during the game. A pregame parade for SAIL swimmers begins at 6:30 PM prior to the 7:05 first pitch. After the game begins, the Drive and SAIL will recognize their swimmers who have received college scholarships and received awards for their outstanding efforts during the past year.
The homestand concludes on Wednesday, June 15th with Drive to Thrive, a celebration of Cancer Survivors across the Upstate. A project of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance, agencies of the Upstate Cancer Network, and the Greenville Drive, Drive to Thrive is a night to celebrate life and honor the drive in all of us to not just survive but thrive. The evening begins at 5:30 PM with a Field Street Celebration where all cancer survivors will receive a complimentary t-shirt, and all survivors will come together with Reedy and Drive players for a special celebration photograph. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM with the entire game featuring powerful survivor stories, and all game attendees will also participate in a Stand Up to Cancer Moment where they can recognize and honor someone in their lives who has been impacted by cancer. This will be an inspirational and powerful evening to celebrate and recognize Cancer Survivors throughout the region.