G-Braves' Paint the Park Purple to recognize Relay

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Braves and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to celebrate survivors and raise more money for cancer research.

The second annual “Paint the Park Purple” event will be held on Saturday, August 13 at Coolray Field. The 7:05 p.m. game against the Pawtucket Red Sox will feature a pre-game ceremony honoring Gwinnett’s cancer survivors alongside G-Braves players, the national anthem sung by a Relay-er and a baseball auction.

Special tickets, a portion of which will go back to Relay for Life, will be available through participating team captains. Each entity represented by a Relay team will receive two free tickets for its captains or their designees.

The participants who sell the most tickets will have the opportunity to win a chance to throw out the first pitch, be an “honorary bat kid” or win a suite certificate redeemable for any home game this season.

Nominations are also being accepted for the “10th Man Award,” a captain or team member who went above and beyond in their Relay efforts this year. The winner will receive a plaque in a pre-game ceremony with General Manager North Johnson.

Order and nomination forms can be found at www.gwinnettrelayforlife.org under the “Paint the Park Purple” tab. All forms are due at the American Cancer Society office at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth by July 29.