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Final 2012 Home Weekend for Gwinnett Braves

The team closes out its Coolray Field schedule for 2012. Some highights.

The weekend of Aug. 24-26, 2012, will be the final one at home in 2012 for the Gwinnett Braves.

As usual, there is baseball and non-baseball entertainment.

For baseball, the Gwinnett Braves (60-73) have added veteran major leaguer Lyle Overbay. He was signed by Atlanta as a free agent and assigned to Gwinnett. Overbay scored the winning run Thursday as the G-Braves defeated Syracuse, 5-4, in 10 innings.

For non-baseball entertainment, here's the schedule.

Friday, August 24

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM

National Anthem performed by: Brookwood High School Chorus. Presenting Sponsors: Fox 5

    Features:
Mystery Ball Auction - The G-Braves' Annual Mystery Ball Auction is one of the season's most anticipated events. This is your chance to buy autographed balls from some of your favorite players and teams from the Major and Minor Leagues. Mystery bags will be sold for $25 each on Friday, August 24. Proceeds go to the Gwinnett Braves division of the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Bags are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fox 5 Friday Fireworks - Join us for a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the sky immediately following the G-Braves game.
Drive Me Crazy - The Gwinnett Braves want to drive you crazy with a mega-everything drive during the last homestand of the 2012 regular season. Help re-stock local shelters and storage centers with canned foods, clothes, sports equipment, toys and books. Please bring your donations to any game, from Aug. 23-30 to help support the Drive Me Crazy event at Coolray Field.

Cancer Awareness Night - Join us and Paint the Park Purple for Cancer Awareness Night. Wear purple to show your support.

Saturday, August 25

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM National Anthem performed by: Duluth High School Band. Presenting Sponsors: Gwinnett Medical Center

Features:

  • Drive Me Crazy - The Gwinnett Braves want to drive you crazy with a mega-everything drive during the last homestand of the 2012 regular season. Help re-stock local shelters and storage centers with canned foods, clothes, sports equipment, toys and books. Please bring your donations to any game, from Aug. 23-30 to help support the Drive Me Crazy event at Coolray Field.
  • Cancer Awareness Night - Join the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field for Cancer Awareness Night.
  • Jersey Auction - Come out to Coolray Field and place your bid for a Gwinnett Braves game-worn jersey. Each jersey worn during the game will be auctioned off to benefit the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation!

Sunday, August 26

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 5:05 Presenting Sponsors: Gwinnett Braves

Features:

  • Family Sunday - Bring your ball and glove for a pre-game catch in the outfield starting when the gates open and lasting for 20 minutes. All kids 12 and under will get to run the bases following the game
  • Bark in the Park - Bring your dog to the game for Bark in the Park! Make sure he doesn't forget his glove to catch foul balls! (Lawn seating only.
  • Drive Me Crazy - The Gwinnett Braves want to drive you crazy with a mega-everything drive during the last homestand of the 2012 regular season. Help re-stock local shelters and storage centers with canned foods, clothes, sports equipment, toys and books. Please bring your donations to any game, from Aug. 23-30 to help support the Drive Me Crazy event at Coolray Field.
  • Cancer Awareness Night - Join the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field for Cancer Awareness Night.
  • Gildan Night - Gildan will be giving out 5,000 Instant Win Scratch Off Tickets with prizes that include a $100 Shopping Spree at Gildan.com, $50 Shopping Spree at Gildan.com, and white Gildan T-shirts.
  • Red, White and Blue - The Gwinnett Braves will be recognizing organizations that support the military or military families.

 

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