Hayley M. Slye / Media Relations
SONOMA, Calif.– The next homestand for the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, promises a series of community-oriented events beginning Friday, June 23 through June 25.
The Stompers welcome the San Rafael Pacifics for a three-game set after defeating them on the road over the weekend. The Stompers are 3-4 against the rival Pacifics this season.
Each homestand of the 2017 season will feature a local Sonoma nonprofit or cause. The next Stompers homestand will champion youth baseball as a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Sonoma Valley Babe Ruth, a non-profit organization that runs solely on volunteers and fundraising. Supporting the Stompers means supporting Sonoma.
Babe Ruth Baseball players in uniform joined by a parent with a grandstand, Gus the Bus Beer Garden or bleacher ticket will get in free to all Stompers games during the three-day homestand.
In their home-opening series, the Stompers donated $3,000 to El Verano Elementary School’s after school programs on behalf of longtime Sonoma Valley High varsity baseball coach Don Lyons.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23: LITTLE LEAGUE AND SWEET SCOOPS NIGHT
In addition to supporting Babe Ruth baseball, Friday is Little League Night. Little Leaguers in uniform can also get in free with a parent with a grandstand, Gus the Bus Beer Garden or bleacher ticket.
Additionally, Peoples Home Equity Ballpark will Sweet Scoops cart to its already-extensive food and beverage repertoire for the night. The local creamery will serve up homemade ice cream as the Sonoma Valley heat wave continues.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24: FATHER’S DAY THE REMIX
The Stompers weren’t at home for Father’s Day on Sunday, but the team didn’t forget about local dads. Bring Dad out the ballgame, and he’ll get a voucher for a free hot dog, beer or soft drink on Saturday.
Kids sporting their best dad-themed duds will also be in the running to receive a prize, which means Stompers fans can break out their best combination of cargo shorts, polos, baseball caps and sneakers (or any other fatherly threads.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 25: OUT AT THE BALLPARK / LGBTQ NIGHT
June is Pride Month and the Stompers will celebrate the LGBTQ community Sunday in a Sonoma baseball tradition. The Stompers became the first professional baseball team with an openly gay player on their roster when they signed Sean Conroy in 2015, and will look to honor that legacy and all members of the local community Sunday.
First pitch on Friday is 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m.
Tickets and merchandise are available now either online or at the fan shop at 234 W Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. Tickets will also be available at the box office on game days, beginning 30 minutes prior to the game.
For more information, please contact the front office at 707-938-7277, or email