Green Day, AJ Whittenberg, CESA, and Summer Reading All-Stars Highlight Drive’s
Longest Remaining Homestand of 2015, Begins on August 11th
The 10th Anniversary season at Fluor Field is in its final full month, but there’s still time to head to Downtown Greenville to enjoy the best entertainment around, as the Greenville Drive begin a six-game homestand, their longest remaining one of 2015, on August 11th. On the field, the Drive are looking to make a late run towards the South Atlantic League playoffs, so be sure to come on out and cheer on the future of the Boston Red Sox while partaking in the fun and entertainment at Fluor Field.
On Tuesday, August 11th, the Drive will celebrate the City of Greenville’s 184th birthday with its annual Green Day celebration, presented by TD Bank. As part of the celebration each year, the Drive celebrate a member of the Greenville community who has played a key role in shaping Greenville for the better, and this year’s honoree is David Glenn. Glenn was chosen for the 10th anniversary of Green Day thanks in large part to his tremendous impact on shaping the growth of the Upstate region, which included his leadership and vision in the development of Fluor Field and revitalization of Greenville’s historic West End. His leadership has made Greenville-based Centennial American Properties one of the most prominent names in real estate development throughout the Southeast.
The Green Day celebration will also include a special pre-game Field Street party for City of Greenville employees and their families, many of whom will also be participating in the in-game activities. First pitch for the game against the Asheville Tourists, affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, is set for 7:05 PM, and the first 2,000 fans through the Fluor Field gates will receive a Green Day t-shirt. In addition, green beverages will be available in the Southern Tide 500 Club and the Drive will shoot off fireworks following the game, which will include plenty of green in the sky!
Wednesday, August 12th is an action-packed night at the ballpark, as the game begins at 7:05, but the fun kicks off at 6:00 when gates open. The Drive will hold its annual AJ Whittenberg Day to celebrate the students, teachers and faculty of AJ Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering, and students will get the opportunity to meet their teacher in the Southern Tide 500 Club. All night long, students and teachers will get the opportunity to participate in pre-game ceremonies and in-game entertainment, which includes a teacher “robot” dance-off, a building blocks challenge and more. Robotics and other interactive science displays will also be on display along the concourse, and you’ll be in awe of the creations of AJ Whittenberg students.
Wednesday night is also CESA Night at Fluor Field. The Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) hosts some of the best youth soccer teams in the Southeast, and the Drive are excited to have these exciting young athletes and their coaches on hand to participate in a pregame parade at 6:30, pregame honorary positions, in-game entertainment and more prior to the beginning of their fall season.
The Drive conclude the three-game series against the Tourists on Thursday, August 13th at 7:05 PM, and fans will be able to take advantage of great drink specials all throughout the ballpark on Dollar Drink Night. Wash down your Carolina Pride “Hot Tot” hot dog with a $1 Pepsi at any Fluor Field concession stand, and if you’re 21 or older, head over to the Southern Tide 500 Club for a unique networking event that includes live music and cans of PBR for $1.
If you’re still wanting more fireworks following Tuesday’s game, then come back on Friday, August 14th for Fluor Field’s famous Friday Night Fireworks after the 7:05 game against the Charleston RiverDogs, affiliate of the New York Yankees. May the force be with you all night long as the it’s Star Wars Night at the ballpark, so be on the lookout for Star Wars music, games, skits, trivia and more! Arrive in your seats early as the Drive players and staff are presented with the Spinx Rivalry Series trophy before the game in honor of their victory in the Battle of the Palmetto State season series in 2015.
Saturday, August 15th is Wild Outdoors Night at Fluor Field as the Drive salute the outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen of America! The between-innings entertainment will have you ready to put on your camping and hiking gear and hit the outdoors, with highlights including animal soundbite trivia, a fly-fishing contest, a duck call contest, archery and much more.
The homestand concludes on Sunday, August 16th with the Drive’s second Summer Reading All-Stars celebration. The Drive and Michelin team up year-round to honor students who have excelled in their school’s reading programs, and these students will get the chance to participate in a parade at 3:30 prior to the Driveâ€™s 4:05 game. The students will also be rewarded with Michelin Reading All-Stars t-shirts and the chance to be a part of fun in-game activities and entertainment. After the game, kids of all ages, including the Reading All-Stars, can wrap up an exciting day at Fluor Field by participating in BlueCross BlueShield Kids Run the Bases.