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2015 COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 JUNE


Now – June 7th: Military Appreciation Day Online Jersey Auction

The Atlanta Braves are honoring our nation's service men and women by wearing military themed Braves jerseys during select home games. Now through Sunday, June 7th fan may bid on autographed game jerseys worn by your favorite Braves players and coaches during the May 23rd game. Proceeds from the online auction benefits several military supportive charities. Visit braves.com/charityauctions to place your bid.

June 6th: Home Run Readers Book Drive

The Atlanta Braves will host the Home Run Readers Book Drive for childhood literacy. Fans are encouraged to donate new or gently used books in Monument Grove from 4 p.m. until the end of the first inning. All donors will be entered into a raffle to win Braves autographed memorabilia.

June 10th: "She Can Play" Girls Fitness Festival

The "She Can Play" Fitness Festival encourages young girls to make healthy choices for their minds, bodies, and enhance their lives through sports and physical activity. More than 250 girls, ages 8–12 years old participate in a variety of fun and inspiring activities including zumba, strength and core conditioning, hip hop aerobic, yoga, and more. Nutrition and fitness experts will present positive living workshops for all participants. To register for "She Can Play", email: BravesFoundation@braves.com.

June 19th – June 20th: Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend

The 3rd Annual Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend recognizes Atlanta's strong and rich history in the Civil Rights Movement, and highlights the impact baseball has in changing society. This year's Heritage Weekend is presented by Bank of America, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Delta Air Lines and Grady Hospital.

Set during the Braves series with the New York Mets, the weekend benefits the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Join us on Friday, June 19th for the Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron Champions for Justice Award Ceremony presented by Delta Air Lines, as we honor individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to overcoming obstacles and inspiring future generations including civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Rutgers University women's basketball coach Vivian Stringer, retired Detroit Tigers legend Willie Horton, and Medal of Freedom recipient Congressman John Lewis.

On Saturday, June 20th, we will honor former Negro League players during a special pre–game ceremony. The Atlanta Braves will wear the Atlanta Black Crackers uniform and the New York Mets will wear the Brooklyn Royal Giants uniform to honor the Negro League. To purchase tickets for this game, visit braves.com/heritage.

June 21st: Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

On Father's Day, the Braves will honor men who have courageously battled prostate cancer. Prostate cancer survivors may register at braves.com/pcawareness to participate.

Braves fans, join us for a FREE Prostate Health Education Seminar at 3:00 pm in the All–Star Room located across from Aisle 139 (light refreshments will be served). This seminar is open to all fans attending the game. To register, please call 404–614–1597 or email BravesFoundation@braves.com.

June 22nd – July 5th: Heritage Weekend Online Jersey Auction

The Atlanta Braves Foundation is auctioning the Atlanta Crackers jerseys worn by the Atlanta Braves players during its June 20th Heritage Weekend game honoring the Negro League. Proceeds from the online auction benefits the Atlanta Braves Foundation and its charitable efforts in Metro Atlanta. Visit braves.com/charityauctions to place your bid.

June 27th: Atlanta Braves All–American Blood Drive

Help strike out summer blood shortages and save lives. Join the Atlanta Braves and the American Red Cross on Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm for the Atlanta Braves All–American Blood Drive at Turner Field's 755 Club. Donors receive a t–shirt and two (2) tickets to the August 29 Braves vs. Yankees game. For more information, visit braves.com/blooddrive.

 JULY


July 3rd – July 4th: Atlanta Braves Foundation Weekend

The Atlanta Braves Foundation are hosting its annual Foundation Weekend July 3rd – 4th in the Hank Aaron Room located at Aisle 128 on the field level of Turner Field. Braves memorabilia, including game–worn Braves jerseys, autographed baseballs, game–used bats, photos, lineup cards, and many other unique items are available for auction and purchase throughout the weekend.

July 17th – 19th: Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic presented by Bank of America

The Atlanta Braves will host the 7th Annual Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Class presented by Bank of America July 17th – 19th at Wills Park in Alpharetta, GA. Seventy–eight teams ages 5 – 18 years old will compete in a pool play style tournament, guaranteed three games, participate in an on–field parade at Turner Field and watch the Braves take on the Cubs. Visit braves.com/youthclassic for more information.

July 19th: Braves Wives Toy Drive

Join the Braves Wives during their annual Toy Drive benefitting patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Donate new and unwrapped toys in Monument Grove from the time gates open until the end of the first inning. Braves Fans who donate a toy with a minimum value of $10 will be entered into a drawing to win Braves autographed memorabilia.

July 20th: Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame Luncheon and Induction Ceremony

Join the Atlanta Braves as we honor long time broadcaster Don Sutton by inducting him into the Braves Hall of Fame. The induction is taking place at Turner Field's 755 Club. The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame features more than 700 Braves artifacts and photographs that traces the team's history from its beginnings in Boston, Milwaukee to Atlanta.

 August


August 8th and 9th: School Supplies Drive

The Atlanta Braves and Arrow Exterminator are encouraging fans to support its efforts in providing students the proper supplies to go back to school. Donate backpacks, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, folders, spiral notebook and rulers. Fans can drop–off their supplies at the Braves tent in Monument Grove from the time gates open until the end of the first inning and be entered into a raffle to win an autographed Braves memorabilia.

August 15th – 16th: Atlanta Braves & Baseball Tomorrow Fund – Equipment Day Drive

The Atlanta Braves and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund are encouraging fans to support the growth of baseball in the Metro Atlanta community. Donate new and gently used baseball and softball equipment on Saturday and Sunday prior to the Braves vs. Diamondbacks game. Visit the Braves tent in Monument Grove from the time gates open until the end of the first inning to drop–off your equipment. All donors are entered into a raffle to receive an autographed Braves memorabilia. For a list of items needed, visit braves.com/equipmentdrive.

August 17th – August 30th: Military Appreciation Day Online Jersey Auction

The Atlanta Braves are honoring our nation's service men and women by wearing military themed Braves jerseys during select home games. Now through Sunday, August 30th fan may bid on autographed game jerseys worn by your favorite Braves players and coaches during the August 15th game. Proceeds from the online auction benefits several military supportive charities. Visit braves.com/charityauctions to place your bid.

 OCTOBER


October 3rd: Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Join the Atlanta Braves on Breast Cancer Awareness Day presented by WellStar Health System in partnership with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides and Kroger, for a day–long celebration of survivorship and honoring those who have courageously battled breast cancer. Survivors receive a free lower level ticket, commemorative Atlanta Braves Breast Cancer Awareness t–shirt, access to a pre–game reception with family and friends, and get to participate in "Walk in the Park," an on–field ceremony for survivors. For more information, visit braves.com/bcawareness.