The Gwinnett Braves will show their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a special night to raise funds for the families affected.
The first pitches will be thrown out by athletes who played in Boston at one time or another. They are:
- Current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan who honed his skills playing for Boston College.
- Former Boston Red Sox catcher and two-time World Series winner Jason Varitek
- Former New England Patriots' safety and two time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison. He is currently a commentator for NBC Sunday Night Football.
- Former Boston Celtics guard Dee Brown. In 1991, Brown won the NBA Slam Dunk contest.
The entire evening will be a tribute to Boston. Each G-Braves player will walk out on the field to a Boston band, including Boston, Aerosmith, the Dropkick Murphys, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and others. There will also be some items sold at the concession stand to make Coolray Field feel more like Fenway Park.
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