ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves will host their fourth annual Out in the Stands event on Wednesday, September 17, as the Braves take on their National League East rivals the Washington Nationals. Out in the Stands tickets include a game ticket, exclusive pregame patio meet and greet with former Major League outfielder Billy Bean, a free drink ticket in the patio and a charitable donation to Lost N Found Youth.
Bean, who was recently named MLB’s first “Ambassador of Inclusion”, played at the Major League level from 1987 to 1995 with the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Bean came out publicly in 1999 and is a strong advocate for equality and anti-bullying awareness. In his new role with MLB, Bean will provide guidance and training related to efforts to support those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community throughout Major League Baseball. He will work with Major and Minor League Clubs to encourage equal opportunity in accordance with the joint MLB-MLBPA Workplace code of Conduct. He also will develop educational training initiatives against sexism, homophobia and prejudice and will present at annual industry events, including the Winter Meetings and the MLB-MLBPA Rookie Career Development Program.
There are three Out in the Stands Ticket Packages available:
Terrace Infield tickets: $40
Outfield tickets: $30
Upper Box: $20
To purchase tickets or for additional information, please contact Stacey Nicely at 404-614-1325 or via email at [email protected]
About Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves are the National League’s winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 14 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.
About Lost N Found Youth
Founded in December 2011, Lost-n-Found Youth is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency working to take homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth off the street. LNFY provides temporary housing, job search assistance and counseling, and many other services for LGBTQ youth aged 13 to 25 who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness. In 2014, the organization was named ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ by the Human Rights Campaign of Atlanta and ‘Best LGBT Nonprofit of 2014’ by the readers of Georgia Voice. More information is available at www.lost-n-found.org or at facebook.com/LostNFoundYouth and twitter.com/LostNFoundYouth.
graphic via Project Q Atlanta