The Myrtle Beach Pelicans announced that their Aug. 19th game will be Deaf Awareness Night complete with custom American Sign Language (ASL) jerseys and an appearance from former Major League outfielder Curtis Pride.
The Cubs’ Class A Advanced affiliate has a full slate of events planned for the game:
Deaf Awareness Night with former MLB outfielder @CurtisPride is August 19!
⚾️: Free youth baseball clinic
?: Sign language jerseys
❓: Q&A with Pride
?: Postgame fireworks
— Myrtle Beach Pelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) July 23, 2018
“We are honored and excited to be hosting such a unique night,” said Pelicans general manager Ryan Moore. “It’s our hope that the elements we are infusing into our gameday experience will create an atmosphere of inclusion, education and awareness. Personally, I’m looking forward to hearing from Curtis Pride and seeing our team in uniquely designed ASL jerseys.”
To increase awareness and raise funds for the deaf community, the Pelicans will wear specially-designed jerseys that replace the traditional Pelicans script with American Sign Language.
The club will hold a free raffle for the commemorative jerseys to members of the deaf community. In addition, a select number of team-signed jerseys will be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting the deaf community.
Tickets are available to Deaf Awareness Night and all remaining 2018 Myrtle Beach Pelicans home games at www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, as well as by visiting the Pelicans’ Box Office or by calling the club at (843) 918-6000. Pretty cool event.