Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"Tickets for the Peanut-Free Night can be ordered by calling the Cougars at (630) 232-8811 or clicking - here -. Ticket discounts for groups of 20 or more are available as well. That evening, gates to Elfstrom Stadium open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m."
Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
“Peanut-free Night at the Keys Game”
Media Contact: Meg Sprouse
865-805-8970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To raise awareness about the dangers of peanut allergies, Dr. Hunter is sponsoring “peanut-free night” at the Frederick Keys baseball game on Thursday, June 25. The Keys will be taking on the Winston-Salem Dash in the first of a three-game series. To prepare for the event, Harry Grove Stadium will be washed down multiple times prior to the game to create a safe, peanut-free environment for allergy sufferers. Members of Dr. Hunter’s staff will be on hand to provide information about allergies and award a door prize. One of Dr. Hunter’s patients will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the game.
“An allergic reaction to peanuts can cause symptoms ranging from minor irritation to a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis,” said Dr. Hunter. “People with peanut allergies are always at risk of having a serious reaction, even if symptoms have been mild in the past.” An allergist can conduct a skin test to confirm the existence or non-existence of peanut allergy.
Dr. Hunter is a Board Certified Allergist at Frederick Allergy and Asthma Center located at 201 Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick. For more information call 301-360-0776 or www.frederickallergy.com.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Walk for Food Allergy to Kickoff Fundraising with the Lakewood BlueClaws
Public Invited to Join Long Branch Walkers at a Peanut- and Tree-Nut Free Baseball Game
The game against the Lake County (Ohio) Captains will begin at 7:05 PM. Fans are advised to arrive early as this will also be “Aviators Night,” which will showcase a pregame jet flyover, a military honor guard with the flag and other aviation exhibits outside the stadium.
For Food Allergy Awareness, BlueClaws has reserved 350 seats in the same section so fans with Walk team shirts or banners will have an opportunity to get “on scoreboard.” Tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance; For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Jo Ann Molnar, Walk Co-Chair, at longbranchchair@foodallergy.
For more information about the Lakewood BlueClaws go to:
To register for the Long Branch Walk, visit http://www.foodallergywalk.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Excerpt from the June 8 press release:
All peanuts and peanut products will be moved off site and the entire ballpark will be cleaned to remove as many of the leftover peanut shells as possible. Any product containing peanuts or nuts, including sunflower seeds, will not be sold during the games. Peanut free night also means no sunflower seeds for the players on the field.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
"On Sunday, June 28th, the Birmingham Barons will have their Peanut Free Night. The Barons will be taking on the Mobile Bay Bears and the game will start at 5:05 ct. Following the last game of the prior home stand on Sunday June 21st, Regions Park will be pressure washed and all concession stands will be cleaned for peanut free night. All peanuts and peanut related products such as M&M’s and Snickers bars will be removed from the stadium. Also fans bags will be checked as they enter the stadium to ensure no peanuts are brought in."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Peanuts not ballpark treat for everyone. Very glad to help make finding peanut-free and food-free seating at baseball games a little easier. Althought peanutfreebaseball.com has only been around for a few months, I collected info on peanut-free and food-free seating last year as well, for foodallergybuzz.com, my primary site. There was SO much information, a dedicated website seemed appropriate for this season.
If you know of a peanut-free or food-free seating area or game which should be included, please feel free to email the info to me at jenniferATfoodallergybuzz.com. Thanks!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
All peanuts and peanut products will be moved off site and the entire ballpark will be cleaned to remove as many of the leftover peanut shells as possible. Also, any product containing peanuts or nuts, including sunflower seeds, will not be sold during the games.
“We’ll be giving the whole ballpark a thorough cleaning to try to take care of any peanut residue,” said
Whitecaps Director of Food and Beverage Matt Timon. “While we won’t sell or cook peanuts that day, the Whitecaps can’t guarantee that there won’t be peanut residue in the park or that other fans won’t sneak peanuts into the ballpark.”
Timon added the Whitecaps’ vendors are on board with the decision to go peanut free.
“This is an important day for us,” said Timon. “Our vendors who sell peanuts and other peanut products have been incredibly supportive and they’re just as excited as we are to be able to offer this opportunity to people who would not normally be able to come to the ballpark.”
This will be the seventh season that the Whitecaps have offered peanut free days.
“Peanuts are as much a part of baseball as a home run,” said Whitecaps Director of Marketing and Media Relations Mickey Graham. “Unfortunately some fans aren’t able to come out to the ballpark because of their peanut allergy. We are giving those fans, especially kids, a chance to experience the ballpark atmosphere.
The Whitecaps return home to kick off a 10-game homestand on Tuesday, May 26 against the Quad Cities River Bandits at 6:35 p.m. Season, group, and individual tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the West Michigan Glass Block Ticket Office at Fifth Third Ballpark, by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131 or visiting www.whitecapsbaseball.com.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Thanks to Daryl Kleiman of the Detroit Tigers for this information. Daryl, hope you don't mind I've cut and pasted directly from your email!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
For more information, please visit http://www.riversharks.com/news/?news_id=921 or call 1.866.SHARKS.9.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Minnesota Twins Reserve 4 games for food allergic fans
Game dates: June 17, July 3, August 12, September 11.
Tickets are $31.
For tickets see Peanut-Free Skybox."
This excerpt is from a recent AFAA newsletter.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that there will be 3 peanut-safe games at Busch Stadium this season! With the success of the game last season, they felt it was necessary to extend this opportunity to more people. Same as last year, the peanut-safe section will be #328. The dates for this section are:
Saturday, April 11th vs. the Houston Astros at 3:10 p.m.
Monday, June 1st vs. the Cincinnati Reds at 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29th vs. the LA Dodgers at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets will be $14 (reduced from $27) and will be available for purchase Friday, March 13th, by calling the Busch Stadium Group Event Sales department at (314) 345-9500 and asking for peanut-safe section 328, or go to their website www.stlcardinals.com/
In addition, the River City Rascals, who play at TR Hughes Stadium in O'Fallon, MO, are continuing their tradition of “Peanut-Safe Wednesdays”. Tickets for peanut-safe section 109 will go on sale Saturday, March 28th and cost $9 ($10 on game day). Call (636) 240-2287 to purchase tickets in section 109. The Rascals games where the peanut-safe section will be offered are:
Wednesday, May 27 vs. Florence Freedom at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10 vs. Gateway Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22 vs. Avon Professional Baseball at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5 vs. Southern Illinois Miners at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19 vs. Kalamazoo Kings at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2 vs. Evansville Otters at 7:05 p.m.
Thank you for spreading the word!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"The Bowie Baysox are getting ready for Food Allergy Awareness Night on Thursday, May 14. The team is taking the necessary precautions so that fans affected by food allergies, anaphylaxis and celiac disease can see the Baysox take on the Erie SeaWolves at 7:05 p.m.
The team is proud to work with the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Celiac Research, Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics and Johns Hopkins Children Center to offer two sections to fans with food allergies."
To read the rest of the article, click here. Fans interested in purchasing tickets in the food-free zone or the gluten-free section should contact Promotions Manager Chris Rogers at (301) 464-4855.
Monday, April 20, 2009
"The Kernels and FAAN (Food Allergy Awareness Network) have teamed up for Food Allergy Awareness Night on Tuesday, April 21st when the Kernels take on Clinton at 6:35 pm. During the game, no products containing peanuts or tree nuts will be served at the concession stands at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium and the stadium will be cleaned of any remnants of nut residue before the game. Alternative snacks will be served in the stands during the game. Snacks will include sunflower hearts (shelled seeds), pumpkin seeds, and small bags of pretzels. It's also the first 98. KHAK Two Dollar Tuesday of the year - selected sandwiches, beverages and snacks are available for just two dollars. The Kernels welcome special guests from Kenwood Elementary to the game. Gates open at 5:30 pm."
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Well, baseball season has officially started so now is a great time to tell you all about another great opportunity to see baseball in person. The Tacoma Rainiers for the second year now will be offering a peanut free seating section for those that want to come out and see the Mariners of the future.
And this year, thanks to the sponsorship of Seattle Childrens' Hospital, the safe seating area will be on one of the party decks at Cheney Stadium. This is a unique and fun way to experience a baseball game. There is lots of room to mingle and enjoy the weather while also taking in the sights and sounds of the ballgame. This party deck gives you a great chance to snag a foul ball as well.
The date of the game is Sunday, May 24th with a start time of 1:30pm. This is Memorial Day Weekend so a great time even if you have to travel a bit to get there. No need to hurry right home as the next day is a holiday! What a great way to have fun over the holiday weekend without the huge costs of traveling out of state.
Tickets for this section are normally $26, but thanks to the sponsorship of Seattle Childrens' Hospital, the first 100 tickets sold will only cost $13. These tickets also usually come with food on the party deck, but since this is a food allergy awareness event, we have cut the food and this will be replaced with a Tacoma Rainiers souvenir instead. There will be a cotton candy station (sugar and food coloring) on the party deck as well as drinks available to all. You are welcome to bring in your own allergen free foods that your family requires. Just notify the security at the gate that you are with our group.
Please see the attached flyer for more details and for how to order tickets. Please email me if you have any additional questions on information I may have left out. Hope to party with you all on the deck this Memorial Day weekend.
Michael San Soucie (michael.sansoucieATyahoo.com)
P.S. Also remember there are 4 Mariners games this year with a peanut free zone. Go to www.Mariners.com/nopeanuts for more details on those games.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Ticket information for the game will be available at the end of April at www.foodallergysupportmn.org.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Out of Lowell, Massachusetts, comes news of two peanut free night games at the Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Red Sox, during the 2009 season. The Spinner have set Wednesday, July 1 and Sunday, August 2 as Peanut Free nights. Jon Boswell, Media Relations Manager for the Spinners, explained "Both games are the first games of homestands, giving us an opportunity to thoroughly power wash our stadium and clean our concession stands. No peanuts or products containing peanuts will be sold that night."
"Individual tickets for our 2009 season go on sale Tuesday, March 17 and group tickets can be booked now through our Spinners Ticket Office at 978-459-1702. Ticket prices range from just $4 for standing room to $8, making Spinners games affordable for the entire family. Additionally, on our second Peanut Free game, as part of our Sunday Kid’s Days, children are welcome to stay after the game to run the bases on the field."
Not bad, eh? 2 peanut-free games, and check out those ticket prices! That's a steal!
June 7th vs. Texas
July 12th vs. Kansas City
September 13th vs. Tampa Bay
We just received the following news from Sue Wagner of the San Diego Food Allergy Support Group:
The San Diego Padres along with San Diego Food Allergy Support Group™ have created a peanut-free seating area for the:
May 17th Padres v. Cincinnati Reds Game at 1:05 p.m.
The gate value of tickets is $50, which all participants will be able to purchase at the discounted $25 price using our promotion code.
To purchase tickets,
click on the link below and enter promo code:
PEANUT for the 50% discount.
This is not Fenway's first venture into offering accomodations to peanut allergic fans, as we were reminded by a reader several months ago--Seats for Peanut Allergic Red Sox Fans. With the removal of Conigliaro's Corner, the peanut allergy friendly seating will be in the Coca Cola Left Field Pavilion this year. Seats are $75 and standing room is $25. We understand that there will be several games for which peanut allergy friendly seating is available this season. Being a local, I must say thanks again to the Red Sox and the folks at Fenway for making these seats available!
Sunday May 3 vs. Oakland
GO MARINERS! SEE YOU ALL AT THE BALLPARK!
Michael San Soucie"
The schedule and ticket ordering information for peanut/nut reduced zone games for the Toronto Bluejays follows:
To reserve your tickets now, contact Andrew Haley with the Blue Jays (order form attached):
Sunday, April 19 1:07 vs Oakland Athletics
Sunday, May 17 1:07 vs Chicago White Sox (long weekend)
Thursday, June 4 12:37 vs Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, July 18 1:07 vs Boston Red Sox
Saturday, August 8 1:07 vs Baltimore Orioles
Saturday, September 5 1:07 vs New York Yankees (long weekend)
Note: The executive lounge may not be available for all the games. If not a suitable replacement site will be selected. Other dates could be added depending on demand.
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and the Bowie Baysox are proud to present FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS NIGHT!! Come watch America’s Pastime in a Safe and Healthy setting for those affected by Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis. We’re designating a very special section as our “FOOD-FREE ZONE”
- Section will be extensively cleaned prior to the game
- Section will be kept clear of food during the game
- Bottled water and soda WILL be allowed
Gates Open @ 6:00 pm
7:05 pm First Pitch
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SEAT RESERVATIONS
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Keys vs Winston-Salem
Peanut Free Night; Thirsty Thursday
Call 301-815-9900 to find out about Thirsty Thursday in the Keys Cafe. We recognize our fans with peanut allergies by making the stadium peanut-free tonight! Find out about all our Cafe theme nights.
Individual game tickets aren't available for purchase (at least online) yet. From Loudoun County (or western Fairfax), it's only about an hour to the ballpark.
Here is the press release for the first one I spotted for 2009. The River City Rascals in O'Fallon, Missouri, along with Gateway FEAST (Food Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Support Team) have planned Peanut-Safe Wednesdays in Section 109. To purchase tickets, call 636-240-BATS and ask about the Peanut-Safe section, #109.
Please email me, jenniferATfoodallergybuzz.com, with any news of peanut-free, food-free and other special accommodations for the upcoming baseball season. We'll help spread the word!