No time for ‘Cat naps!
The ValleyCats “Street Team” was in midseason mode this past week and weekend, attending many events around the community. First was the Paws in the Park event on the Siena College campus. While the Street Team was busy passing out Bark In The Park flyers, Pappy was mingling with some four-legged friends of another kind. The Street Team is sure we’ll be seeing many of the same faces, snouts, and tails in our stadium on July 8th as we did at Paws in the Park.
Next up was the YMCA Block Party in Lansingburgh. The high-energy group at this event could not get enough of our inflatable baseball game. Every person that took one of our Drug Free Capital District Quizzes received a free Tri-City ValleyCats hat and magnet. Pappy also entertained the kids who showed up to the Block Party.
On Saturday, SouthPaw stopped by Keeler Motor Car Co.’s Annual Block Party, and he had one heck of a time! It was the grand opening of Keeler’s brand new MINI showroom, which is where SouthPaw spent most of his time with his friends from PYX 106 and KISS 102-3!
SouthPaw eventually found his way to the Audiostars who were playing classic rock hits! They even dedicated a song to him by playing “Stray Cat Strut!”
Following Keeler, SouthPaw made his way to the city of Cohoes for the dedication of a plaque honoring George Stacey Davis, a native of the city who was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1998.
On Saturday night, with help from Hannaford Supermarkets, we brought our “Show On The Road” to the East Greenbush-Castleton Youth Baseball League!
This incredible event featured pregame entertainment, live team introductions, a live performance of the national anthem, and in-game promotions including fan favorites such as the Mayors’ Race, T-Shirt Tosses, Pony Hops and more.
There was also a Home Run Derby that came before the 7pm game. In case you missed it, here are some images from this jam-packed night of fun, as the ‘Cats took their “Show On The Road!”
The game then got underway, and in between each half inning, the ‘Cats broke out the promotions that had been put away all winter long!
For more photos from the night, click here to view our entire album on Facebook.
We’ll cap off this pretty long blog post with photos from the Troy Flag Day Parade. It’s the biggest in the country, and the weather couldn’t have been any nicer!