FREE event at North Point High School is just nine days away
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. has confirmed that he will join baseball legend and Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, along with local and regional officials, at the Southern Maryland Minor League Baseball FANFEST on Saturday, February 18, it was announced on Thursday. The FREE event runs from 10am-3pm at North Point High School in Waldorf.
Southern Maryland's new team is scheduled to begin play at a multi-million dollar stadium in the spring of 2007. The multi-purpose entertainment complex will be located on Piney Church Road, off of Billingsley Road, between Routes 5 and 301, just south of Waldorf.
"We are thrilled that Gov. Ehrlich will be attending FANFEST and thank him for his support in bringing minor league baseball to Southern Maryland," said Brooks Robinson, special assistant for Maryland Baseball. "I always look forward to my time with the governor and look forward to seeing him on the 18th."
Governor Ehrlich will join the Charles County Commissioners, members of Charles County's legislative delegation in Annapolis and Southern Maryland elected officials in welcoming the public to FANFEST.
"We are pleased that the Governor will be joining us and other regional dignitaries to kick off this project, which will bring an exciting, new family entertainment venue to Charles County and Southern Maryland," said the Charles County Commissioners.
In addition to Governor Ehrlich, FANFEST will feature a special appearance and FREE autograph sessions with Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Brooks Robinson, along with other former Major Leaguers. Recently added to the list of former Major Leaguers scheduled to appear are Al Bumbry, Tom Herr and Ron Hansen who will join Dave Johnson, Tippy Martinez, Larry Sheets, Joe Ferguson, Leo Gomez and Paul Blair.
Hilarious ballpark performers and mascots such as the The Oriole Bird, Slapshot, The Zooperstars, Reggy, Rubber Boy and Krazy George will be on hand, and fans of all ages can also enjoy clowns, balloon artists, face painters, caricaturists, stilt walkers, live music and of course - great ballpark food, including FREE peanuts, popcorn and cotton candy! There will also be inflatables and other games, including the Orioles Indoor Wiffleball Field, which will host baseball clinics with former Major Leaguers.
Fans will also have an opportunity to enter a "Name Your Team Contest," which will help choose the nickname for Southern Maryland's new minor league baseball team. FANFEST will also mark the first opportunity for fans to secure a priority number for season tickets to the inaugural season.
Beginning at 10am, fans can secure a priority number for season tickets to the inaugural season by making a $25 per seat deposit. Priority numbers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Simple directions to North Point High School and complete information on FANFEST can be found by visiting http://www.SOMDprobaseball.com/.
Southern Maryland Professional Baseball FANFEST is presented by the Charles County Economic Development Department, in conjunction with the Maryland Stadium Authority and Maryland Baseball, LLC.