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School may be back in session in the Upstate, but earn your extra credit with the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field from August 25th through 28th as the Greensboro Grasshoppers, affiliate of the Miami Marlins, come to town for a four-game series. With quality baseball and fun promotions and entertainment on tap, this homestand is sure to be an A+ for fans of all ages.
The homestand kicks off on Tuesday, August 25th at 7:05 PM, which will be the first chance for fans to watch Andrew Benintendi at Fluor Field, this summer’s Golden Spikes Award winner as the national collegiate player of the year, wearing the Drive uniform. Benintendi, who was also the SEC Player of the Year at the University of Arkansas and the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft, joins a strong group of the Red Sox top prospects, including Yoan Moncada, Rafael Devers, Michael Chavis, Javier Guerra, Nick Longhi and more. With this talented group of players, the Drive are aiming for a spot in the South Atlantic League playoffs as the 2015 season winds down, so be sure to come to Fluor Field to support these outstanding players in their quest for a South Atlantic League championship ring.
With collegiate sports ramping back up for the Fall season, many of Furman University’s athletes – including the Paladins football team – will be in attendance at Wednesday’s game, to meet and greet with fans and sign autographs. In addtion, Furman’s new Athletic Director, Mike Buddie, who was a standout colleigate pitcher for Wake Forest before playing in the Major Leagues with the Yankees and Brewers, will be introduced to the fans during a special in-game recognition.
On Wednesday, August 26th, the Drive will celebrate GHS Family Night at Fluor Field. First pitch for the game is at 7:05 PM, and the fun for Greenville Health System employees begins at 5:00 PM with a Field Street party featuring food, fun and entertainment. During the game, the Drive will recognize GHS employees with pregame honorary positions, in-game recognition and between-innings games and skits, such as a oversized scrub race with nurses, a stretcher relay race, and surgeons sewing Drive patches on jerseys, as we “put a human face on healthcare.” Be sure to come out on Wednesday to celebrate GHS and the contributions they make to the quality of life and well-being of the Upstate.
Thursday, August 27th is One Fluor Night, as the Drive will celebrate one of its longstanding partners. Throughout the evening, the Drive will highlight Fluor’s global impact by showcasing projects executed out of the Greenville office. Fluor will have several employees serve in pregame honorary positions and between-innings entertainment as well. Thursday is also Dollar Drink Night, and fans of all ages can enjoy $1 Pepsi products at all concession stands, with fans ages 21 and up able to enjoy a unique networking opportunity in the Southern Tide 500 Club with $1 PBRs and music.
Grab your best Hawaiian shirt and beach hat and head on out to Fluor Field on Friday, August 28th to enjoy Jimmy Buffett Night! All game long, fans will be able to channel their inner Parrothead with tunes from Jimmy Buffett and entertainment including a limbo competition, a Cheeseburger in Paradise eating contest, and much more. Following the 7:05 PM game, the Drive will literally end the homestand with a bang, as the famous Fluor Field Friday Night Fireworks will wow fans of all ages.