Skeeters Celebrate Black Heritage August 22nd

BLACK HERITAGE NIGHT ~ Rolling In on a TSU Ocean of Soul this Coming Thursday Night, Aug. 22nd, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. ~ DON'T MISS IT!!!

BLACK HERITAGE NIGHT ~ Rolling In on a TSU Ocean of Soul this Coming Thursday Night, Aug. 22nd, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. ~ DON’T MISS IT!!!

This coming Thursday night at Constellation Field, the winningest team in baseball, the Sugar Land Skeeters, are planning a major celebration of Black Heritage on their home turf and they are inviting all their fans in the Greater Houston area to take each other out to the ball game on a very special night to help make it as big a party as possible.

Deacon Jones Bobble Head Aug. 22, 2013

Deacon Jones
Bobble Head
Aug. 22, 2013

Former professional ballplayer and country and western music star, the great Charley Pride, is now also expected to be there too to join in the festivities with all the wonderful MLB celebrities that are congregating – and it is expected that all will be on hand for autographs too as part of the program.

The gates open at 5:30 PM. The Skeeters game with the Camden Riversharks starts promptly at 7:05 PM. In between those two ticks of the clock, a whole lot of soulful fun is planned for fans out on the green, green turf of home, starting with a performance by the famous “Ocean of Soul” Marching Band from Texas Southern University and a presentation including all those big names in Houston baseball history listed above – and then some. Word is out that we can also expect some surprise big names on the national level also checking in to speak on the big screen during the field program. The exact start of the speaking part of things is unknown at this time, but get there early and wait for whatever happens with the rest of us while the Ocean of Soul warms our blood.

Need another reason to get there early? Well, here it is: The first 2,000 fans through the gates this coming Thursday night will get there in time to have received one of those handsome Deacon Jones bobble heads, like that smiling soul you see in the photo on this page. – The designers of this great collector’s item have done a masterful job of depicting one of the greatest men of smiles and welcome in baseball. – It is “Deacon” to a T – with his hand of warm hello and welcome held high.

If the world ever gets around to founding a Great Human Beings Hall of Fame, please place my name in the company of those who will want to make sure that Deacon Jones is both nominated and inducted as a charter member. The man is just all heart and caring in everything he does. His plans flow like a passion river for doing the right thing – and for making sure that none of us ever forget the great trailblazers who used their abilities in the right way to make sure that black ballplayers enjoyed a place in the sun in baseball – from then to here to forever.

And that’s why none of you want to miss what Deacon Jones and the Sugar Land Skeeters have planned for us this coming Thursday night. It’s honest, so, please do both the fun and the right thing. Be there.

Check out the Sugar Land Skeeters website and get your tickets today. It’s going to be a very special night.

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2 Responses to “Skeeters Celebrate Black Heritage August 22nd”

  1. Marsha Franty Says:

    I cannot be there on Thursday night, unfortunately! So sorry to miss seeing these wonderful gentlemen!

  2. Tal Smith Says:

    Deacon has put his heart and soul into this celebration of Black Heritage Night, and your column is a fitting tribute to a wonderful man who cares very deeply about people and relationships.

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