For one night every year, Thomson Bulldog fans assume the spirit of another mascot. The third annual Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce night at the GreenJackets is Saturday, July 18.
"This is the third year we've done it. We work with several other Chambers of Commerce in the area, also, and Thomson-McDuffie always has the greatest turn out for the population level," said Kyle Coppess, the account executive for the Augusta GreenJackets.
The two entities have partnered to offer group packages and special pricing for seats for the game between the GreenJackets and the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Chamber members can purchase general admission tickets for $7 and reserved seating for $8, with a minimum purchase of 10 tickets. Each package will include a free Augusta GreenJackets hat for everyone in the group and recognition of the company/business's name on the scoreboard and the program insert.
The event coincides with Military Appreciation Night at the stadium. Mr. Coppess said the military band will be performing the National Anthem before the game and members of the military will be throwing out the first pitch.
Group ticket packages may be purchased from the club by calling 706-736-7889 or from the Thomson McDuffie Chamber of Commerce at the Depot, 706-597-1000. Individual tickets also are available with special prices.