The Charleston Riverdogs will honor Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. for his 40 years of service and dedication to the City of Charleston with his own special night at the Joe on Friday, July 24.
According to a press release, there will be a special pregame ceremony to honor the city’s longest-serving mayor for all he has done for the world’s No. 1 destination city during his unprecedented tenure.
“Mayor Riley has been a tremendous friend to the Charleston RiverDogs,” said General Manager Dave Echols. “It is because of him that the city, the RiverDogs and The Citadel have this wonderful facility in the best location to enjoy America’s pastime. We’re proud to have this opportunity to honor Mayor Riley as a token of gratitude for everything he has done for us and Charleston.”
The first 1,000 fans prior to Friday night’s 7:05 P.M. game against the Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles affiliate) will receive a commemorative Mayor Joe Riley figurine. News 2 got a chance to see the figurine, it’s from the 2015 season opening game when Mayor Riley threw the first pitch to Charleston native and actor, Bill Murray. The figurine is of Bill lifting Mayor Joe off of his feet after his pitch. It was definitely a memorable moment from this year at the Joe.
Friday night is also military appreciation night. All fans are asked to wear red in support of our servicemen. If you wear red, you can get $1 off of your ticket price to tonight’s game. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. The ceremony for Mayor Joe will be at 6:30 P.M. on the diamond. The game will start at approximately 7:05 P.M.
There will be a firework display following the game.
Get ticket information here: http://www.riverdogs.com