Atlanta Braves Offering Free Tickets to Hurricane Florence Evacuees
"We hope we can take their mind off the storm for a few hours by coming to enjoy a game at SunTrust Park."
It's a tall order, but one MLB team is doing their best to distract Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence.
While the slow-moving monster continues to pound their hometowns, the Atlanta Braves are offering complimentary tickets to residents of North and South Carolina under mandatory evacuation orders. Atlanta's home team will face off against the Washington Nationals three times over the course of the next three days at SunTrust Park: today at 7:35 p.m., tomorrow at 1:05 p.m., and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Tickets to each game are available at no charge to Florence evacuees.
"As Hurricane Florence approaches, we know how difficult it has been for those who have had to pack up and leave their homes as the storm approaches," Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO, said in a press release. "The predicted areas that will be affected are in the heart of Braves Country, so it hits particularly close to home for us. We hope we can take their mind off the storm for a few hours by coming to enjoy a game at SunTrust Park. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are impacted."
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And that's not all. All the proceeds from this weekend's 50/50 raffle will benefit Red Cross efforts for the hurricane as well.
Note: tickets are only available at the SunTrust Park Ticket Office while supplies last. Visit MLB.com/braves for more information.