REVOLUTION TO HOLD INAUGURAL“BROOKS ROBINSON CLASSIC”
GOLF TOURNAMENT ON JUNE 17
Organization has partnered with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for event
In partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the York Revolution has announced plans to rebrand their annual golf tournament as the “Brooks Robinson Classic.” The first edition of this tournament featuring the Hall-of-Famer and greatest third baseman of all time is scheduled for Monday, June 17 at Springwood Golf Club in York, PA. The tournament will turn Robinson’s affection for and in the York community into a lasting mechanism to raise money for at-risk and low income youth in York. The tournament will continue to feature the involvement of Revolution players, giving participants a truly unique experience.
Other partners in the program are the York City Little League and the YMCA of York County, who will benefit from the proceeds raised by the tournament.
York City Little League serves 250 kids annually, ranging from age five to 14. The league was founded in 2005 as part of Little League’s “Urban Initiative” program. The YMCA of York County has a Downtown location which is accessible to surrounding low-income neighborhoods, a wide variety of youth outreach programs and offers specialty Latino outreach and other services designed to help at-risk youth. The YMCA also has an existing partnership with the York Revolution to operate their baseball camps at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
About the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation: The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball- and softball-themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to underserved youth residing in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal, Sr., the Foundation works to create programs that positively impact at-risk youth through active community partnerships with America’s most successful youth service organizations. The Ripken Foundation uses the baseball and softball field to help teach life’s critical lessons such as perseverance, loyalty, nutrition, hard work and leadership to young people residing in disadvantaged communities. In 2012, the Foundation impacted more than 154,000 youth in 47 states around the country through Badges for Baseball.
The Foundation’s mission is to serve disadvantaged young people through baseball and softball themed programs. The Foundation has the resources and expertise to focus on and amplify these individual efforts in York involving York City Little League and the YMCA. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will reinvest all tournament proceeds from the Brooks Robinson Classic in the York community.
“With Brooks being involved in our organization, the connection to partner with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation was so logical to help bolster youth baseball and outreach programs in our city,” said Revolution President & General Manager Eric Menzer. “But I want to emphasize that baseball, softball and other recreations programs are just the vehicle – the real point is to give kids structure, role models, fun and hope for their future. It’s amazing to bring two legendary baseball names in our region together with these local organizations to do this.”
Brooks Robinson, the gracious namesake of the tournament, will be in attendance at the event. Before he played in 15 consecutive All-Star Games, won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and was a part of two World Series winners in Baltimore, York was Robinson’s first minor league stop in 1955 with the York White Roses.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to raise money to put back into the York community, and especially to help at-risk youth. York helped me get started on my baseball career, and I’ve enjoyed many special relationships there over the years,” said Robinson. “I enjoy being able to stay involved through my role with the Revolution. It’s exciting to see the way the Revolution has become a vehicle for promoting not just baseball, but a real sense of community in York.”
We know, we know; it’s been unseasonably cold and “baseball weather” hasn’t really broken through yet in Pennsylvania. However, spring’s late arrival hasn’t dampened the York Revolution’s excitement for Opening Day, nor the Revs’ willingness to gamble on the weather.
The team is guaranteeing a game-time temperature of 65 degrees or warmer with no rain showers between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The Revolution will take the field against the Bridgeport Bluefish at 6:30 p.m. to begin the 2013 season that evening.
Should this guarantee not hold up, every fan in attendance may exchange their Opening Day ticket stub for a FREE ticket of equal or lesser value to any home game in April or May on Monday through Thursday, a total of 13 possible games. All ticket exchanges are based on availability, and would have to be made in person at the Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
“We’re as tired of the unseasonable weather as anyone,” said Revolution President & General Manager Eric Menzer. “So instead of letting the jet stream and the rotation of the Earth decide the weather, we’ve decided to take control. It’s the power of positive thinking…if we guarantee good weather for Opening Day we believe it will happen. If not, then we owe our fans another ticket. It’s that simple.”
The ultimate temperature determination will be made by the Klepper’s Time & Temperature Clock in left-center field at the stadium. At the time of the first pitch, it must be 65 degrees…or else. From there, we must make it through the end of the ninth inning with no rain. Anything to the contrary means the free ticket offer is valid.
2013 REVOLUTION INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 9
Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office at Sovereign Bank Stadium open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, fans can meet 2013 coaching staff at event, win the chance to be with the Revolution on the field for Opening Day
The York Revolution has announced that individual game tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale Saturday, February 9 online and in-person at 10 a.m. The Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office at Sovereign Bank Stadium will open that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enter to win, one day only: Any fan making any purchase of tickets that day will automatically be entered to win the distinction of “Honorary Team Captain” of the Revolution when they take on the Bridgeport Bluefish at home on Opening Day, which is Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Honorary Team Captain will lead the 2013 Revolution onto the field for the first time and be introduced with the team on the first base line. (No purchase necessary to enter).
Any fan making a purchase of $20 or more in person on February 9 will also take home a 2013 York Revolution wall calendar, complete with Revolution facts and history, and the game schedule. (Limited amount, while supplies last.) Early birds will also be greeted with free refreshments of the breakfast variety.
Revolution fans will also want to stop by the ticket office that day to meet the 2013 coaching staff. Former pitching coach Mark Mason has taken over as Manager for the 2013 season, replacing the retired Andy Etchebarren. John Halama, a veteran of nine Major League seasons as a pitcher and six more in the Atlantic League was tabbed by Mason to replace him as York’s pitching coach. Mason and Halama will be at the event from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Fans are encouraged to bring any item they would like for an autograph, and chat with Mason and Halama about the upcoming Revolution season. There will be no charge for autographs. The First Cap Team Store will also be open during the ticket sales event, freshly stocked with Revolution apparel for the upcoming season and/or items to be signed.
In addition to single-game tickets, fans may also purchase: Ticket 6-Pack plans, which include undated ticket vouchers to use at any game based on availability and parking passes, WellSpan Sports Medicine Silver Sluggers memberships (55 and older) which include tickets to all 10 Tuesday home games and other perks, and memberships to the Rookie Revs, the official kid’s club of the York Revolution, which includes ticket vouchers, a season-long pass to the playground, access to special events and much more.
Full-season tickets are also on sale now, as well as an array of partial season tickets, ranging from a half-season plan (35 games), to 27, 24, 13 or 10 game plans. For more information, please call 717-801-HITS or visit YorkRevolution.com/season-