Pulaski Yankees Put a Twist on Star Wars Night
In a galaxy far, far away…wait, that's not right. In two towns near you, the Pulaski Yankees and the Danville Braves are teaming up to raise funds for cancer research. After comments made by the Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager calling the Yankees a "fully-operational death star" and referring to the team's "Evil Empire" nickname, Pulaski players will be suiting up in specialty storm trooper jerseys for the two contests. After the games are over, the specialty jerseys will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to Relay for Life as part of the Pulaski Yankees' new partnership with the American Cancer Society.
Pulaski Yankees General Manager Betsy Haugh had this to say on the cause: "The Appalachian League is a very close knit group, and we're excited to team up with our friends in Danville to add a new twist to our Star Wars night while also helping support such a good cause."
With the Pulaski Yankees representing the Evil Empire, the Danville Braves will be their counterparts, representing the rebellion with specialty Han Solo jerseys. These jerseys will be auctioned to in support of the Danville Cancer Association and the Centra Foundation.
"The Braves are excited about partnering with the Yankees for this exciting opportunity to our Star Wars' nights and to help several excellent organizations in our area," said Danville Braves Vice President/General Manager David Cross. "We have hosted events for close to ten years benefiting the Centra Foundation and the Danville-Pittsylvania County Cancer Association, and we are glad to continue this tradition with this event."
The Town of Pulaski is looking forward to both of these games; we welcome any opportunity to support the Pulaski Yankees, especially in such a fun, creative way that promises to support cancer research and charity. And if the final products look anything like the jersey concept, fans can look forward to an epic battle between the light side and the dark side.
Star Wars night will be set for Friday, June 28th in Pulaski at Calfee Park with Star Wars Night presented by Centra in Danville being on Friday, July 19th. You can purchase your tickets for each game by visiting pulaskiyankees.net or dbraves.com.