Pride Night returns to Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Friday, August 30th as the Staten Island Yankees host the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7:00 p.m. Gates to the ballpark open at 6:00 p.m.
The promotion will feature a game-worn jersey auction as the Staten Island Yankees will wear home replica jerseys featuring multi-colored pinstripes as represented in the Pride flag. You Can Play is sponsoring the jerseys. All proceeds from the sale of the jerseys will benefit You Can Play.
The Pride Center of Staten Island is participating in the promotion as well. A special package combining a ticket + hat has been developed to raise awareness and funds for the Pride Center. Tickets purchased in advance using the promotional code “Pride19” will receive a voucher to pick up a Staten Island Yankees hat branded with a “rainbow” “y”-logo. The package is $20/person and $10 of every package sold will be donated to the Pride Center of Staten Island. Visit https://groupmatics.events/event/2019pride.
The Pride Center of Staten Island provides programming for youth, Sage programming for our elderly and allies, free mental health services, with support groups and case management, free HIV testing and sexual health education that is LGBTQ specific, Luv on a leash (our dog therapy program), as well as partnerships and resources throughout Staten Island.
Pride Night first occurred at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in 2015.
Also, on August 30th, you can celebrate Broadway at the Ballpark. Enjoy special performances throughout the night and sing along to Broadway hits. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Staten Island Yankees 20th Anniversary Poster. And lastly, the night will end with a fireworks display over the New York harbor.
You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete and also seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.
The Pride Center of Staten Island is a brave and welcoming space with quality local services, support and activities that promote the overall physical, mental and emotional well-being for Staten Island’s LGBTQ individuals and allies.
The Staten Island Yankees are the Class A Short Season Affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions. Groups, ticket plans, and individual tickets are on sale now. Richmond County Bank Ballpark will also host the 2019 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on August 21st at 7 p.m. For more information, visit siyanks.com and pizzaratsbaseball.com.