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|Stonewall: LGBT Braves fan night to benefit StandUp Foundation|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00|
The Atlanta Braves will host the team’s second annual “Out in the Stands” LGBT fan night on June 27. The game is a Wednesday night clash against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Proceeds from special tickets will benefit the StandUp Foundation, an anti-bullying advocacy organization founded by English rugby star Ben Cohen.
Tickets to the game range are available in several packages. The upper box package is $20 and includes one drink ticket at the pre-game patio party. Outfield tickets go for $35 and include two drink tickets. VIP tickets are $200 and include two drink tickets and a meet-and-greet with Cohen in a catered party suite. A portion of every ticket sale, regardless of cost, includes a donation to the StandUp Foundation.
The Atlanta Braves are the first Major League Baseball team to partner for an event with the StandUp Foundation, according to the team.
“Out in the Stands” was first organized in 2011 after Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was accused of hurling gay slurs toward fans at a game in San Francisco early in the season.
McDowell allegedly shouted, “Are you a homo couple or a threesome?” at fans and imitated a sex act using a baseball bat. He was suspended and publicly apologized for the incident.
The Braves went on to produce an anti-bullying PSA that aired throughout the year at Turner Field.
To buy tickets these tickets, please contact Stacey Nicely at 404-614-1325 or via email at [email protected]
Top photo: The Atlanta Braves debuted ‘Out in the Stands’ last year. The second annual LGBT fan night is coming up this month. (by Ryan Watkins)
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