Daytona Cubs to Host Second Annual Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Night

Volusia County Residents can get Tickets at Volusia County Libraries

[Daytona Beach, FL] For the second season in a row the Daytona Cubs have teamed up with Volusia County and Links Foundation to host Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Night on Friday, August 15. As the first-place Cubs take on the St. Lucie Mets, 4,000 tickets will be made available to Volusia County residents at your local library (library list at the bottom of release). The night will feature post-game fireworks, a pre-game autograph session and special appearances by Negro League players Harold “Buster” Hair and Arthur Lee “Art” Hamilton.

Only a limited number of tickets remain for the game that is expected to sell out. There will also be a few seating options for local groups remaining in the Sonny’s Picnic Porch. The first Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Night was held last August with the Cubs setting what was at the time a single-game attendance record. Jackie Robinson broke the color-barrier in Daytona Beach on March 17, 1946 at the ballpark now known as Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Gates will open at 6:05 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Daytona Cubs general manager Bill Papierniak is thrilled to team up with Volusia County for what promises to be a memorable evening downtown Daytona Beach. “It’s a great opportunity for Volusia County Residents to come out and enjoy an evening of excitement in what promises to be a memorable evening in remembering Jackie Robinson and the history of this ballpark,” Papierniak said. Volusia County Chairman Frank Bruno shared similar thoughts, “The second annual Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Day is a great family event to celebrate the vital role that he (Jackie Robinson) contributed to professional baseball and Daytona Beach’s history.”

Libraries to pick up tickets for Volusia County residents include: DeBary, Orange City, Deltona Regional, New Smyrna Beach Regional, Ormond Beach Regional, Port Orange Regional, S. Cornelia Young memorial, Volusia County Library Center at City Island.

For more information on Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Night log onto www.daytonacubs.com, the Cubs are the Advanced Class-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play all 70 home games at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark.