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Homestand Preview Powered by Acumen IT Highlights May 16th-22nd at Fluor Field
Following a short road trip, the Greenville Drive return home for a seven-game homestand against a pair of Southern Division foes beginning on May 16th. With the exciting Drive roster, fun entertainment and special community recognition on the schedule, there will be something for everyone at Fluor Field next week.
The homestand kicks off on Monday, May 16th as the Drive and Charleston RiverDogs, affiliate of the New York Yankees, renew their rivalry as part of the Battle of the Palmetto State presented by Spinx. The Drive are celebrating Anderson Night on Monday in their ongoing commitment to recognize some of the local communities that make the Upstate a great place to live, work and play. The Wren Youth Association will be on hand to participate in a pregame parade with athletes and family members at 6:30 PM and pregame honorary positions, while key members of the Anderson community, including Mike Thrasher from Skins and Radio, will also be participating in the pregame ceremonies.
On Tuesday, May 17th, the Drive will host Construction Industry Night presented by Elmore Goldsmith, McMillan Pazdan Smith and Greenville Turf and Tractor. First pitch is at 7:05 PM, and all throughout the evening, the success of the construction industry in the Upstate will be celebrated. A pregame reception will be held to recognize some prominent construction projects and leaders, and all throughout the night, several construction industry champions in the Upstate will get to partake in pregame honorary positions and between-innings entertainment that highlight the importance of the construction industry to Greenville.
The Drive and RiverDogs conclude their three-game series on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:05 PM. Fluor Field will be hosting Drive for Excellence, a celebration of top scholar-athletes and schools that have achieved high academic marks in Greenville County. The top schools and athletes will participate in a pregame reception at 5:30 PM, with University of South Carolina running backs coach Bobby Bentley serving as the special guest of honor, where teams with the highest GPAs from each sport and the schools with the highest GPA among their student-athletes will be presented with special awards. Fans can celebrate Iron Pint Wednesday in The Iron Yard 500 Club from 6:00-8:00 PM with $3 pint glasses and other food and drink specials.
The Lexington Legends, affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, come to town for four days beginning on Thursday, May 19th at 7:05 PM. Thursday is Dollar Drink Night at Fluor Field, and fans of all ages will be able to enjoy $1 Pepsi products at all concession stands on the concourse. In addition, those 21 and older can head to The Iron Yard 500 Club to enjoy $1 PBRs with Drive baseball and a DJ from Uptown Entertainment.
On Friday, May 20th, Fluor Field will hold its famous Friday Night Fireworks following the 7:05 game. Throughout the evening, the Drive will welcome the Greenville Scottish Games out for a fun night, which begins with a pregame performance by the City of Greenville Pipes and Drums and continues with between-inning entertainment by the Scottish Games Heavy Athletics division.
The Drive are honored to help celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21st. The Greenville Armed Forces Day parade will finish at Fluor Field, and the Drive have fun planned all day long before and during the game, which begins at 7:05 PM. Military vehicles will be on display in the Field Street Experience parking lot throughout the day, and the Drive will honor each branch of the Armed Forces, as well as having veterans and active duty reserves participate in between-innings recognition and entertainment, as a special thank you for their service to our great country.
The homestand concludes on Sunday, May 22nd as the Drive host the second Reading All-Stars Celebration Game of the 2016 season. First pitch begins at 4:05 PM, and the fun begins with a pregame parade around Fluor Field at 3:30. In partnership with Michelin, N.A. and Public Education Partners, the Drive will be celebrating students from Anderson, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties who met their reading goals during this school year, and some of the top schools will be recognized during the game for their continued excellence in the Reading All-Stars program. The fun continues after the game as Fluor Field will host BlueCross BlueShield Kids Run the Bases.