The Gwinnett Stripers, Gwinnett’s minor league baseball team, will celebrate the local LGBTQ community by hosting their first-ever “Pride Night” on Friday, June 7.
Pride Night, developed in conjunction with Minor League Baseball’s Pride Platform, will include live music pre-game, a 50/50 raffle – with proceeds going to Positive Impact Health Center – and post-game fireworks.
The team will also honor the LGBTQ community by flying a rainbow flag on the field, having players wear rainbow Pride Tape on their bats and wrists, and having staff wear their preferred pronouns on their name tags.
Positive Impact Health Center will make the honorary first pitch, as well.
“We feel strongly that we do everything we can to ensure that Coolray Field is a welcoming environment for all people,” said Stripers Vice President and General Manager Adam English. “We are proud to partner with the nationwide MiLB Pride initiative to celebrate the proud LGBTQ of the Atlanta area. We want fans from the LGBTQ community to know that Stripers baseball is for everyone, and that Coolray Field will always be a safe and respectful place for anyone to enjoy a game.”
The Stripers will also offer a “Pride Pack,” a $35 value, for $20. The pack includes on Infield Box ticket for the game against the Durham Bulls and a Rainbow Stripers Cap. A portion of proceeds from the Pride Pack will benefit Positive Impact Health Center of Gwinnett.
The game begins at 7:05 pm. Pride Packs and single tickets can be purchased here or at the Coolray Field Ticket Office.