Sunday, February 18, 2018

Peanut Allergy Friendly Baseball 2018: Cincinnati Reds and FAACT

FAACT (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team) has partnered with the Cincinnati Reds to hold three (3) "peanut-sensitive" games this year: May 18, June 7, and August 15.  All of the details are available on FAACT's website. There is a great deal of superb food allergy information on the FAACT website, including their poster about the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, so please be sure to take a look around their website and consider supporting them.

To order tickets for one of the Reds' peanut-sensitive games, visit the Reds' website.


Peanut Allergy Friendly Baseball 2018: Milwaukee Brewers

Thanks to a tip from food allergy friend Patrick, we are excited to tell you about the peanut controlled areas at Milwaukee Brewers games this season. There are five (5) games with peanut controlled areas:

Monday, June 11 7:10 CDT versus the Cubs
Thursday, June 21 7:10 CDT versus the Cardinals
Friday, July 20 7:10 CDT versus the Dodgers
Friday, August 3 7:10 CDT versus the Rockies and
Friday, September 28 7:10 CDT versus the Tigers

Tickets will go on sale in March! Seats are in the Club Outfield Box Sections 306 and 307. Limit 8 per order.

For more information, visit the Brewer's website.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Food Allergies in the News: Food Allergies Don't Slow These Athletes Down

In case you missed it, here is a news story about Canadian olympic athletes who happen to have fish allergies. Take a look and be inspired!

http://www.thecragandcanyon.ca/2018/02/06/cockney-hopes-his-diet-in-pyeongchang-includes-medals-but-not-fish

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Peanut Allergy Friendly Baseball 2018: Toronto BlueJays

Greetings everyone!

Below is some information we've just received from Debbie Bruce, Director of the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative. A big thank you goes out to Debbie for keeping us in the loop! 

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2018 Toronto Blue Jays Season Peanut/Nut Reduced Zone
Tickets for the Peanut/Nut Reduced Zone go on sale February 8, 2018 at 10 am
·  Sat Mar 31 vs. NYY Honda Opening Weekend; Justin Smoak Bobblehead
·  Tue Apr 17 vs KC
·  Sun May 13 vs. Bos Mother’s Day; Kevin Pillar Caped Replica Jersey
·  Sun Jun 10 vs. Bal Jr. Jays
·  Fri Jun 15 vs. Was
·  Tue Jun 19 vs. Atl MLB Bag Giveaway
·  Sun Jul 1 vs. Det Canada Day; Blue Jay Red Hat Day
·  Wed Jul 4 vs. NYM
·  Mon Jul 23 vs. Min
·  Wed Aug 8 vs. Bos Aaron Sanchez Blue Replica Jersey
·  Mon Aug 20 vs. Bal
·  Fri Aug 24 vs. Phi
·  Wed Sep 5 vs. TB
·  Sun Sep 9 vs. Cle Jr. Jays-Back to School Days; Buck Martinez ‘Get Up’ Alarm Clock
·  Sat Sep 22 vs. TB Fan Appreciation Weekend; Blue Jays Convertible Mittens

Section 204 will be expanded to the aisle this season 2 Saturdays, 4 Sundays; 2 Jr. Jays games (16%); 15/81 games - 19% of all games


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The CFL Edmonton Oilers play at Commonwealth Stadium - It has been peanut/nut free since 2006.
https://www.esks.com/

The CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats stadium is also peanut/nut free and also has EpiPens on hand
http://ticats.ca/


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Peanut Allergy Friendly Baseball Games 2017: Marlins' Peanut Controlled Game

With permission, I am sharing the below information provided by Michael M. a member of Parents of Kids with Severe Peanut Allergy Group.

The Marlins have teamed up with the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) for the inaugural Peanut Controlled Game at Marlins Park. This ticket package includes one (1) Legends 1st Base game ticket and Peanut Controlled buffet.
• Peanut Controlled Entrance*: Bobby Maduro Entrance (located on the southeast side of the ballpark along Bobby Maduro Drive)
• Friday: September 15, 2017
• Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins
• Gates Open: 5:30 PM
• First Pitch: 7:10 PM
A portion of the ticket sales from this offer will be donated to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
*NOTE: Peanut Controlled Event ticketholders must use the Bobby Maduro Entrance to enter Marlins Park.
Pricing:
$38 per person includes one (1) game ticket and Peanut Controlled buffet.
In addition, a limited number of private Fiesta Suites (24 person capacity) are available for purchase.
For groups of 10+ tickets or to reserve a Fiesta Suite, contact Caitlyn Bibza at (305) 480-1524 or CBibza@marlins.com
Please note: This special offer is only available online through this ticket offer and is not available at the box office.

Highlights:
• Peanuts will be prohibited in the ticketed area (Legends 1st Base seat category, Sections 201-204 and the Fiesta Suites). No products containing peanuts will be sold in the ticketed area.
• The ticketed area will be thoroughly cleaned and inspected prior to the game.
• The Bobby Maduro Entrance (located on the southeast side of the ballpark along Bobby Maduro Drive) will be designated as the “Peanut Controlled Entrance.” Peanut Controlled Event ticketholders must use the Bobby Maduro Entrance to enter Marlins Park. For the least peanut-exposed path to your ticketed area, please park in the First Base Garage and enter through the Bobby Maduro Entrance.
• Guests will not be allowed to bring in any products containing peanuts through the Bobby Maduro Entrance or in the ticketed area.
• Appropriate “Peanut Controlled” signage will be posted at the Bobby Maduro Entrance and the ticketed area.
• The All You Can Eat Peanut Controlled buffet is a fixed menu and will be available from when gates open 90 minutes before first pitch until the end of the 6th inning. The bar at Section 201 will also be prepared for this Peanut Controlled event and have alcoholic beverages available for purchase. (Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and consume alcohol. Guests will be limited to a max of two alcoholic beverages per transaction. Alcohol sales will be discontinued at the completion of the 7th inning.)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Peanut and Nut Allergy Friendly Games 2017: Peanut & Nut Allergy Suite Argonauts

From our friend Debbie Bruce,
Mississauga Anaphylaxis Education Network, and Director of the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative:

"The Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, with the support of BMO Field and Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative, are pleased to provide a private suite for those with allergies. Tickets for this section will be reserved for our fans with peanut/nut allergies and their families and friends. Peanuts/nuts will not be allowed in this suite. Every effort will be made to accommodate other allergens, where possible, upon request.
The CFL Edmonton Oilers play at Commonwealth Stadium - It has been peanut/nut free since 2006.

The CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats stadium is also peanut/nut free and also has EpiPens on hand.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Peanut Allergy Friendly Baseball Games 2017: Birmingham Barons Peanut Free Night

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis S. Hunsaker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


The annual Birmingham Barons Peanut Free Night game is Wednesday, June 28, at Regions Field. The game is against the Biloxi Shuckers.

Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=199984#.WVOsDmgrI2w . The entire stadium will be cleaned and peanuts and peanut products will be removed.

A big thanks goes to Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center and the Birmingham Barons for making this game possible. And also another big thank you goes to Ann Marie Liskey of AlabamaSAFE for sharing this info with us.