Greenville Drive Homestand Preview

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  • April 23, 2018
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The Greenville Drive return to Fluor Field on Monday, April 23rd for a seven-game homestand to conclude the month of April. This week, the homestand will begin and end with Reading All-Stars Celebration Games in recognition of hard-working students in the Upstate, and in between, Fluor Field will host all your favorite promotions, so don’t miss out on the fun in Downtown Greenville!

Greenville Drive vs. Augusta GreenJackets: Monday, April 23rdthrough Thursday, April 26th

GREENJACKETS PLAYERS TO WATCH: OF Heliot Ramos (Giants 1st round pick in 2017, #1 Giants prospect), IF Jacob Gonzalez (Giants 2nd round pick in 2017, #11 Giants prospect)

The homestand begins on Monday, April 23rd with the Drive and Michelin North America teaming up for the first Reading All-Stars Celebration Game of the season. Greenville County Elementary and Middle School students who completed the Reading All-Stars program will be recognized beginning when the gates open at 6:00 PM, as they will receive a complimentary t-shirt, and participate in a pregame parade at 6:30 PM. Middle school students will also have an opportunity to meet Drive players prior to the 7:05 PM game. All students will get to participate in a Public Education Partners book fair during the night, with each student receiving a complimentary book from Public Education Partners as well.

The Drive and Elliott Davis will host the annual Drive Business Downtown game on Tuesday, April 24th at 2:05 PM. This event in and about the heart of Downtown Greenville celebrates our wonderful downtown and those most committed to its development with a great day of networking. A local CEO luncheon in the Champions Club presented by Hubbell Lighting kicks off the day, which will feature Joe Erwin as the keynote speaker. This will be a day of celebration, as well as giving back, as nearly 60 local companies have signed on as “boosters” for Drive Business Downtown, and proceeds from the day will benefit the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. This unique combination of networking and baseball is always a big hit.

Wednesday, April 25th is Safe Kids Upstate Night, in partnership with Greenville Health System and Bradshaw Automotive. This is the makeup date for Safe Kids Upstate’s previous date, which was rained out on Sunday, April 15th. First pitch is at 7:05 PM, and Safety Patrol members will participate in a pregame parade around the Fluor Field warning track at 6:30 PM, and Safe Kids will be handing out bike helmets to children who enter the Main Street gate. Throughout the night, the Drive will be recognizing Safe Kids Upstate’s annual award winners, including their Grand Slam Winner, Volunteers of the Year, the Hero Award, and the Brian Donnelly Lifetime Achievement Award. Children of all ages will also be able to learn more about all aspects of safety “At Home, At Play and On the Way” with concourse exhibits and interactive stations, and following the completion of all stations, children will have a chance to win great prizes.

The series with Augusta wraps up on Thursday, April 26thwith Dollar Drink Night at Fluor Field!When the gates open at 6:00 PM, head to the 500 Club for $1 Keystone Lights, as well as $2 SweetWater 420s and networking with fellow young professionals. At all Fluor Field concession stands, $1 Pepsi products will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to try the Mac and Cheese Dog, the Carolina Pride Hot Dog of the Month, to pair with your Pepsi!

Greenville Drive vs. Charleston RiverDogs: Friday, April 27ththrough Sunday, April 29th

RIVERDOGS PLAYERS TO WATCH: RHP Glenn Otto (#20 Yankees prospect), RHP Nick Nelson (#27 Yankees prospect)

The Drive and Charleston RiverDogs will renew the Battle of the Palmetto State presented by Spinx on Friday, April 27th at Fluor Field. Following the 7:05 PM game, be sure to stick around for the Hubbell Lighting “Light it Up” fireworks extravaganza, featuring the music of Bob Seger! The Thirst Inning promotion also returns on Friday, featuring $2 Budweiser products during the first inning at the beer carts on the third and first base sides of the concourse.

Saturday, April 28th is 90’s Night at Fluor Field! Starting when gates open at 6:00, you’ll hear all your favorite hits from the 90’s, including tunes from the Backstreet Boys, Hootie and the Blowfish, Destiny’s Child and more! During the 7:05 contest against the RiverDogs, the between-innings entertainment will feature on-field games and trivia. Be sure to get your $2 Budweiser products during the Thirst Inning promotion again on Saturday.

The homestand concludes on Sunday, April 29th with a Reading All-Stars Celebration Game for students in Spartanburg, Anderson and Pickens Counties. Be sure to congratulate these hard-working students for their efforts throughout the day!In addition to receiving a t-shirt, participating in a pregame parade and a book fair, these students will be participating in fun on-field games and presentations throughout the day, and they will get a chance to meet Drive players prior to the game as well. Stick around after the game for BlueCross BlueShield Kids Run the Bases!

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