(July 17) — The York Revolution will host Sensory Friendly Night this Thursday, July 20, when the team starts its latest series against the Sugar Land Skeeters.
The pre- and in-game events of the 6:30 p.m. matchup will feature fewer public address announcements, reduced volume from the ballpark speakers, and fewer motion graphics on the video boards in an effort to make the usually stimuli-filled environment of a professional baseball game more welcoming to those with autism and other disorders who are adversely affected by that kind of stimulation. 
Revs icon Cannonball Charlie will save some ammunition and not fire as usual for each home team home run. The Revolution’s beloved furry blue mascot DownTown will also cut back on his activities and wait for children to approach him that night, rather than actively say hi to as many people as he can.
The team will also present the ultimate sensory friendly instant replay system that night – professional mimes will reenact some of the game’s most exciting moments.
“We hosted this same event last year and received some very positive feedback from families of fans for whom the excitement of a game at PeoplesBank Park is usually too much to process,” said Revolution President Eric Menzer. “We’re excited to bring it back and hope this is an evening that gives them great entertainment value and reminds them that they are very much important members of the Revolution fanbase.”

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016