FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11,2018
Lexington County, SC— The Lexington County Blowfish hosted their third monthly luncheon of 2018 at the Stadium Club at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. This is a series of luncheons sharing exciting news of what’s happening for the upcoming season, player roster updates as well as featured guests from Lexington County Chambers to share their vision for their Lexington County communities.
We have a number of announcements to make today and on hand is Executive Director of the Chapin Chamber, Christina Chappell who will update us on exciting happenings in Chapin. In addition you will hear about a wonderful and caring program about helping special needs athletes with the Screaming Eagles. Today we also will begin our luncheon with an opening prayer by our new chaplain, David Ford from Northside Baptist. David will be involved in building relationship with our players and coaches throughout the 2018 season.
The Blowfish are excited to announce the return to the team, infielder Jared Williams/University of North Greenville and a Gilbert native and the veteran leader of the 2018 squad. Jared’s picture is on the 2018 Blowfish pocket schedules which will be distributed throughout Lexington County! Also returning is USC Gamecock Pitcher TJ Shook along with USC pitchers Parker Coyne and Cam Tringali. You can check out all the 2018 signed Blowfish players on our website at www.goblowfishbaseball.com.
Promotions are an important part of what the Blowfish provide at the ballpark. This season we celebrate the “Season of the Stars and Stripes” with a plethora of patriotic nights including the Independence Fireworks shows, Fort Jackson Night and honoring Lexington County military families each home game. We are excited to announce that Opening Night Thursday May 31st a 1996 Dale Earnhardt signatures series Monte Carlo, a replica of Dale Earnhardt’s Winston Cup Select race car designed in honor of the 96 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta will be on display at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. This car let the parade lap at Bristol Motor Speedway, was isplayed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and was driven in an Olympic parade. Dale Earnhardt raced his car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, 1996. Only two replicas were produced by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, North Carolina.
Don’t forget that the Blowfish are hosting the 2018 Coastal Plain League Show July 8th and 9th at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. One of the unique and special events to be held on Monday July 9th will be Special Needs Athletes presented by the Screaming Eagles will play a two inning exhibition softball game with the CPL All-Stars immediately before the CPL All-Star Game. What an exciting event for these athletes! The Screaming Eagles is organized as a non-profit 501c3 and is open to special needs athletes of all ages and abilities.
Next Luncheon is Wednesday April 11th 12 noon and we will be announcing our Clemson signed players as well Blowfish Head Coach Marshall McDonald will be here to share his thoughts of the upcoming season. For more information log onto: www.goblowfishbaseball.com or call the Blowfish office at 803-254-3474.