DULUTH, Ga. – The Atlanta Gladiators announced Thursday that the team has partnered with the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A Affiliate, the Gwinnett Stripers, for “Gwinnett Stripers Night” at the game on Saturday, March 17th vs. the Jacksonville Icemen.
“We are very excited to partner with our friends, the Gwinnett Stripers, for an upcoming game and bring two great fan bases from the Metro Atlanta sports community together,” said Gladiators President Scott Henrichsen. “There has always been a good relationship between us and the G-Braves (now Stripers), furthering that is very important to us and we are thrilled to take things to the next level.”
In addition to one of our most popular promotions on Saturday, March 17th, the final $5 Frenzy of the season where fans can get a Dri-Fit t-shirt for just $5, we have added a variety of Stripers/baseball-themed activities. The highlight of the evening will be the Gladiators donning Stripers-themed hockey jerseys that imitate the baseball club’s recently unveiled new green jersey that they will wear for the first time during the upcoming 2018 season.
“Both organizations decided on us emulating the Stripers’ green jersey to help promote the baseball club’s new color scheme as well as to celebrate the game being on St. Patrick’s Day,” added Henrichsen.
The uniforms will be worn during the Gladiators’ pre-game warmup and fans will have the opportunity to bid on them throughout the game via a silent auction with all the proceeds going to Jambos, a Buford, GA-based nonprofit organization supported by both the Stripers and Gladiators that supplies foster children in Gwinnett County with new pajamas. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one or more of these one-of-a-kind jerseys with the proceeds also being donated to Jambos.
“We are thrilled to partner with our longtime neighbors, the Atlanta Gladiators, on “Gwinnett Stripers Night,” said Gwinnett Stripers Vice President and General Manager North Johnson. “In addition to strengthening the bond within the Gwinnett sports community, this partnership will help us promote the new Stripers brand while also raising money for a great cause. We hope Stripers fans and Glads fans alike will enjoy a night merging the best of minor league baseball and hockey.”
“We have a lot of great things in store from in-game baseball/Stripers activities to the jersey auction and much more”, said Henrichsen. “We want the Stripers fans to see what the game of hockey and the Gladiators are all about all while feeling at home surrounded by elements of their favorite baseball club.”
The Atlanta Gladiators 15th Anniversary season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena Wednesday, March 7th against the Orlando Solar Bears at 7:05 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.
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