Kannapolis Intimidators Reschedule Special B.R.A.K.E.S. Night "Doubleheader" to July 27
On Saturday, July 27th, a special kind of “doubleheader” will take place at CMC-NorthEast Stadium in Kannapolis, NC, thanks to the combined efforts of the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Class “A” Minor League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe). With the purchase of a $6.00 regular admission ticket, the Intimidators will donate 50% of the ticket price to B.R.A.K.E.S., the non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Charlotte, NC which offers their free, Teen Pro-Active Driving Course to young drivers between the ages of 15 and 19.
The second-half of this special Father’s Day weekend “twin-bill” will feature a spectacular fireworks display immediately following the game.
The event, which was originally scheduled for June 15th—Father’s Day eve—was rescheduled due to another commitment B.R.A.K.E.S. founder and popular Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert was suddenly faced with: the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, TN.
“Whenever we have the chance to get out to a national event and race, we jump at it,” says Doug Herbert, the 4-time IHRA champion who created B.R.A.K.E.S. in 2008 following the devastating traffic accident which killed his two young sons, Jon and James.
“As luck would have it, we discovered that the NHRA was coming to Bristol on Father’s Day weekend so we’ll bring the Doug Herbert Racing/B.R.A.K.E.S. team to Bristol Dragway and do what we do best.
“The Kannapolis Intimidators have put together a great program for July 27th. You’ll get to see an exciting game featuring the stars of tomorrow in Major League Baseball, and then a super fireworks display you’ll never forget. I’ll have my 10,000-horsepower B.R.A.K.E.S. Top Fuel Dragster parked at the stadium for everyone to get a close look at, too. We’re looking forward to an action-packed evening at CMC-NorthEast Stadium and to give everyone a chance to support our life-saving program.”
For advanced tickets to “B.R.A.K.E.S. Night with the Kannapolis Intimidators”, please log onto intimidatorsbaseball.com/brakes
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“We’d love to see everyone out there,” adds Herbert. “The Intimidators are a great bunch of ballplayers and we’re really proud that they’re stepping up to the plate for B.R.A.K.E.S.”
For more information on B.R.A.K.E.S. or to make a donation, please log on to www.putonthebrakes.com
Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.