Marion, Ill. (August 19, 2014) – The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they will host Farmer’s Appreciation Night on Friday, August 29th when they welcome the Normal CornBelters at 7:05 p.m., sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau.
The fun starts when fans walk in the gate- the first 500 fans that arrive at the ballpark will receive an Illinois Farm Bureau & Miners logo baseball. Also, the Miners will conduct a special fundraiser in partnership with the Illinois Farm Bureau to support “Ag In The Classroom.” Fans are encouraged to contact their local farm bureau to purchase tickets to the game, with a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold going to support the agriculture education initiative.
But that’s not all- Ag In The Classroom will be conducting a fun activity- “Baseball Farm Charm”- for the kids in the ballpark on August 29th. There will also be local farm equipment dealers on the concourse promoting their products.
And, of course, with a Friday night at the ballpark comes a fantastic fireworks display, sponsored by Peoples National Bank, River Radio and WPSD-TV!
Join the Miners as they race towards the postseason at Rent One Park and support your local farmers on Farmer’s Appreciation Night!
The Southern Illinois Miners are the 2012 Frontier League Champions and have been awarded the Frontier League Organization of the Year award three times since their inception. They also set a new Frontier League attendance record in 2007, their inaugural season. For ticket information, please contact the Rent One Park box office at 618-998-8499. For any additional information, visit our website at www.southernillinoisminers.com.