Nationally Televised Game on Thursday Kicks-Off Drive’s Four-Game Homestand

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  • July 30, 2015
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The Greenville Drive will close out the month of July and begin the month of August back at beautiful Fluor Field at the West End. The Drive’s push for the second half Southern Division title and a playoff berth continues as they welcome the Lexington Legends, affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, to Greenville for a four-game series.

The homestand begins on Thursday, July 30th at 7:05 PM, with the Drive, Greenville, and the Upstate taking center stage before a national audience, as CBS Sports Network will be broadcasting the game as part of the “Minor League Baseball Game of the Week” package. Greenville natives know about the great environment at Fluor Field, the ever-evolving downtown and the outstanding lifestyle of the Upstate, and on Thursday night, a nationwide audience will learn all about it as well, as they get a glimpse into what makes Greenville one of the highly acclaimed cities in the country.

With the broadcast beginning at 7 PM, fans are highly encouraged to be in their seats prior to this to showcase a packed ballpark on national television. All fans with Box Seats and Reserved Seats, will receive a complimentary “Drive Pride” t-shirt, that will be waiting for them at their seat. It’s also Dollar Drink Night at Fluor Field, with 12 ounce Pepsi products for just a dollar at any of the concession stands. Fans at least 21-years-old can head over to the Southern Tide 500 Club for a unique networking opportunity that includes dollar cans of PBR and live entertainment!

On Friday, July 31st the Drive are proud to celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness Night, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM. Alzheimer’s is currently affecting over five million Americans, and that number is constantly rising, and the Drive will be raising awareness for this debilitating disease. Following the game on Friday night, stick around for Fluor Field’s famous Friday Night Fireworks, which are sure to delight fans of all ages. The theme for the game and the fireworks show is Disney Night, and fans will get to show off their knowledge and appreciation of Disney with games and entertainment, including trivia, video clips, music and more. In addition, fans over 21 can take advantage of a unique drink special at all Fluor Field concession stands, with $4 pints of Blue Moon to celebrate the rare occasion of a “blue moon” in the sky that evening, so check it out during the game and toast a Blue Moon to the b lue moon!

Back to show off his dance moves on Saturday, August 1st at 7:05 PM is Breakin’ BBoy McCoy. No one out there can break it down like BBoy, and when he’s not picking up bats after every hitter, he’s wowing the audience with his impressive dancing displays. Don’t miss our very own Reedy Rip’It challenge BBoy to a dance off.

The Drive will team up with Michelin, N.A. to celebrate Summer Reading All-Stars on Sunday, August 2nd to conclude the series. First pitch is at 4:05 PM, and the action begins with a pregame parade around the Fluor Field warning track at 3:30 recognizing the outstanding young readers of the Upstate. All afternoon long, these hard-working students will participate in between-innings entertainment and games, but kids don’t have to be a Summer Reading All-Star to participate in BlueCross BlueShield Kids Run the Bases after the conclusion of the game.

In addition, with the start of school right around the corner, the YMCA of Greenville will be headlined at Fluor Field with “Y Family Day at the Drive”. Throughout the game, the Drive will showcase the Y’s outstanding team sports and after school programs, which enrich children’s lives daily and engage them in health and wellness, service learning, leadership development and much more.

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