Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tacoma Rainiers Add August 25 Peanut Controlled Game

From Michael San Soucie (a big thanks to Michael!):

"Please put Wednesday, August 25th on your calendar to come out to Cheney Stadium and watch the future Mariners in action.  At Cheney Stadium you are much closer to the action than at Safeco Field so it is a great opportunity for the kids to feel like that are right in on the action.

Brief details are that we will have our own section of the grandstand that will be roped off just for us (approximately 130 seats).  This section will be peanut free so not peanuts or peanut products.  But unlike previous years, you will be able to bring other foods into this section so you won't miss the game.  Ticket price will be $9.95 and will include either a food coupon for a hot dog, chips, and soda or an option of a souvenir instead for those unable to eat the food items.  More details on this specific piece and on how to order your tickets will follow shortly.

What a great way to bring summer to a close right before heading back to school.  The Rainiers have been on fire lately and are currently in 1st place.  So plan to come out and support them as they make a run toward the playoffs."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lowell Spinners Offer 3 Peanut Free Nights in 2010

The Lowell Spinners are offering 3 peanut free nights this summer. The dates are Thursday, July 8, Tuesday, August 10 and Saturday, August 28.

According to web.minorleaguebaseball.com,

"Each game as part of the peanut free package has been scheduled as the first game of a Spinners' home stand, helping to ensure the stadium will be free of peanut shells.

"We power wash the facility following each of our games and events at LeLacheur Park," said Bawmann.

"This added precaution will help to allow for even more certainty that the park is safe for the most severe of food allergies."

"Tickets are on sale now at www.lowellspinners.com, or through the Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Peanut Free Night Mini-Plans, including tickets to all three Peanut Free nights can be purchased by calling 978-459-1702."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Minnesota Twins offer 5 (wow!) Games with Peanut-Free Zones in 2010

From http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/news

"The peanut-free zones will be available on the following dates:
  • Thursday, July 1 v.s. Tampa Bay Rays @ 7:10 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 15 v.s. Chicago White Sox @ 7:10 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 1 v.s. Seattle Mariners @ 1:10 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 19 v.s. Chicago White Sox @ 7:10 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 19 v.s. Oakland Athletics @ 1:10 p.m."
For additional information, click here. I have to note, this may be the first time I have seen this for a peanut-free zone at a ballgame-in order to participate, a doctor's note is required!

Frederick Keys Peanut-Free Night is June 24, 2010

Thanks to Meg at the Frederick Allergy and Asthma Center for sharing the following press release.
Frederick Allergist Sponsors Peanut-Free Night at Keys Game

Frederick, MD – (June 18, 2010) When it comes to the dangers of food allergies, Dr. Lourdes Brigida Hunter wants Keys fans to know the score.  For someone who is allergic to peanuts, a fun night at the ballpark can turn into a medical emergency.   

“An allergic reaction to peanuts can cause symptoms ranging from minor irritation to a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis,” said Dr. Hunter, a board-certified allergist.

“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.

To raise awareness about the dangers of peanut allergies, Dr. Hunter is sponsoring the second annual “peanut-free night” at the Frederick Keys baseball game at on Thursday, June 24.  Game time is 7pm. 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. Another will be showcased in a video shown on the JumboTron. 

“We are so pleased to join with the Frederick Allergy and Asthma Center for this annual special event,” Keys Director of Public Relations Adam Pohl said. “We want the ballpark to be a place for everyone. A special night like this gives those who suffer with these allergies a time to get out and enjoy a professional baseball game with family and friends.” 

Frederick Allergy and Asthma Center is located at 201 Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick.  For more information call 301-360-0776 or www.frederickallergy.com.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Birmingham Barons Offer Peanut Free Game on June 28, 2010

Check out this story about the upcoming peanut free game at Regions Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham Barons will play the Mississippi Braves at 7:05 pm on June 28, 2010. Sponsors include the Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center and Martinez Building Service. To purchase tickets, visit www.barons.com.

Monday, May 24, 2010

50 More Tickets Available for Food Allergy Awareness BlueClaws Game on June 6

Don't miss your chance! Cheri Golub was able to get 50 more tickets to the nut-free BlueClaws Game on June 6 at 1:05 pm. If you are interested, please contact Cheri ASAP!

Checks should be payable to Cheri Golub or to FAAN and should be sent to the below address:

Cheri Golub
48 South Foxcroft Dr.
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Sunday, May 23, 2010

2 Diamondbacks Games Offer Seating Peanut-Controlled Suites

Seats are $25 each for a Diamondbacks baseball game in a peanut-controlled suite which has been specially cleaned and prepared for peanut allergic fans.

Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 1:10 pm D-backs vs. Toronto Bluejays

Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm D-backs vs. Colorado Rockies

Thank you to the Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Allergy Network for these two games! 

Information courtesy of KVOA.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Peanut-Free Game June 25, 2010

According to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' promotional schedule, the team's peanut-free night is scheduled for Friday, June 25.

"Friday, June 25: Peanut Free Night.  The Timber Rattlers will hold this event for the second consecutive season.  There will be no peanut products served during this game and the stadium will be cleaned to remove as much peanut residue as possible to allow fans with peanut allergies to attend this game. "

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

San Diego Padres Peanut-Free Seating May 2, 2010

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"May 2nd game: Sunday 1:05 pm
The San Diego Padres along with San Diego Food Allergy Support Group™ have created a peanut- free seating area for the:
May 2nd Padres v. Milwaukee Brewers Game at 1:05 p.m.
Padres Picture Frames (for children 14 and under).
We've been given an amazing discount, and can purchase seats at $13.00 each.  These are the same great seats on the Toyota Terrace section 222, we've had the past 2 seasons!
To purchase tickets, click on either link below.  If prompted enter promo code: "Peanut"

To prepare for the event, the Padres will power wash the seating section, have trained emergency responders aware of our sections needs, remove peanut items from the vendors in the immediate concourse area above the section, post "No Peanut Zone" signs around the section, and staff the section with ushers to help insure compliance

This event is open to all "allergy aware" friends and family." 


Thank you to Sue Wagner at San Diego Food Allergy for this info!


Sunday, February 28, 2010

BlueClaws 2010 Nut-Free Game

Thank you to Cheri Golub, chairperson for the Walk for Food Allergy in Long Branch, NJ, on September 11, 2010 for sending the following press release and nut-free baseball information.

Walk for Food Allergy to Kickoff Fundraising with the Lakewood BlueClaws
Public Invited to Nut-Free Baseball Game

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (February 26, 2010) -- The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and the Allergy and Asthma Support Group of Central NJ (AASG-CNJ) will host a fundraising event at the Lakewood BlueClaws’ Game, 1:05 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2010 at FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood.  In an effort to help protect allergic fans and in honor of all individuals with food allergies, the BlueClaws will have ingredients list available for every food item sold.  That day, all items sold at the concession stands will be peanut- and tree nut-free.  This is the second time the BlueClaws has sponsored a nut-free game and a food allergy awareness event.

Tickets are $10.00 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure in Long Branch, on Saturday, September 11, 2010.

The game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers will begin at 1:05 p.m.  Fans are advised to arrive early as this will also be “Kids Expo and Zoo Claws Day,” which will feature music, fun, games, and more.  This day is also Kids Character Sunday and Kids Eat Free Sunday.  Mr. RAY, a children’s singer/songwriter will perform during the seventh- inning stretch and will throw out the first pitch.

To raise awareness of food allergies, the BlueClaws has reserved 400 seats in the same section so fans with Walk team shirts or banners will have an opportunity to be on the stadium’s live monitor.  Seats will be washed down prior to the game to ensure that there will be no food residue, which has the potential to cause reactions to severely allergic children.  Tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance; For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Cherí Golub, Walk chairperson, at 732-239-8374 or longbranchchair@foodallergy.org.  Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call. 

For more information about the Lakewood BlueClaws go to:

FirstEnergy Stadium
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 901-7000  

      To register for the Long Branch Walk, visit http://www.foodallergywalk.org.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Washington Nationals Offer 3 Allergy Friendly Games in 2010

Thanks to the wonderful people on foodallergysupport.org, I got wind of peanut allergy friendly games being offered by the Washington Nationals this year in a main discussion thread. (link provided) I then wrote to the Nationals for a little more info.

Brian Beck replied and sent a PDF of the order form which I am unable to attach or link to here, but I am happy to email it to anyone who requests it. Just send a quick message with your contact info--your email address is enough--to jenniferATfoodallergybuzz.com and I will email the PDF to you. It contains an order form, waiver, pricing info and seating chart. Alternatively, you can call Brian Beck at (202) 640-7647 or email him at Brian.Beck@nationals.com for ticket information. Tickets are $25 each.

The dates for 2010 peanut friendly games offered by the Washington Nationals are:

Sunday, June 6th@ 1:35PM vs. Cincinnati
Saturday, July 31st@ 7:05PM vs. Philadelphia
Friday, August 27th@ 7:05PM vs. St. Louis

Seats in peanut free & safe environment, located in Nationals Park Party Suites 31-32


Thanks to my friends on foodallergysupport.org and Brian Beck and the Washington Nationals!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

St. Louis Cardinals Offer 3 Games with Peanut Safe Section

Thank you to Laura Veach of Gateway FEAST for providing the following information. Gateway FEAST and the St. Louis Cardinals have teamed up to offer 3 games with a peanut safe section.

The peanut safe section will be Section 328.

Saturday, April 17th at 12:10 p.m. vs. the New York Mets
Tuesday, June 29th at 7:15 p.m. vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks
Monday, July 19th at 7:15 p.m. vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 3rd and will cost $14.00 each.  Purchase tickets online at www.stlcardinals.com/peanutsafe or by phone at (314) 345-9500.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Seattle Mariners Offer 4 Peanut Allergy Friendly Games in 2010

From our friend, Michael San Soucie, in Washington state:

"...tickets for our Peanut Controlled games are on sale now at www.mariners.com/nopeanuts.  The Mariners have been making some exciting moves this offseason and bring a lot of new players to spring training this year.  Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins, Casey Kotchman, Brandon League, Milton Bradley, and Eric Byrnes are all new faces that should make the Mariners very competitive this year.  It should be exciting and fun!  Not only that, but the Mariners have given us some pretty darn good games this season.

Sunday, May 2nd vs. Texas Rangers @ 1:10pm - a day game for those with younger kids, it is also Little League Day and all kids 14 & under get a free player poster upon entering the stadium.  Plus I hope to provide more details soon about how your little leaguer can walk down on the field prior to the game if you feel safe doing this.

Friday, June 4th vs. Los Angeles Angels @ 7:10pm - this game is going to be packed and lots of fun!  Not only is it a Friday night game against our main division rival, but it is also Felix Hernandez Train Night - the first 20,000 fans entering the ballpark receive a train car with the likeness of King Felix on it.  This train car night has been one of the more popular giveaway nights the last few years for the Mariners.

Wednesday, July 21st vs. Chicago White Sox @ 7:10pm - Kids are out of school, weather should be nice since it will be after the 4th of July, so come on out and enjoy a night at the ballpark on Family Pack Night.

Tuesday, August 10th vs. Oakland A's @ 7:10pm - Another great game against another division opponent.  At this time during the upcoming season, the Mariners should be attempting to pull away from the rest of their division and increasing their lead in the American League West.  Come cheer them on as they shoot to make the playoffs in 2010.

Hope to see a great turnout at all these games to show the Mariners how much we appreciate their efforts in providing this opportunity to watch Major League Baseball in a bit of a safer and more comfortable environment.  GO M'S!"

Thank you, Michael!