Make some history at the ballpark

Photo credit: FAVRE/FURMAN “History in the Making” Gala Chair Nancy Olson invites everyone to Constellation Field on Saturday, April 14, for a very special gala to celebrate the inaugural season of the Sugar Land Skeeters. Pictured with Nancy Olson are, from left to right, Matt O’Brien, president of the Sugar Land Skeeters and founding member of the Skeeters Youth Foundation, Dennis Parmer, president of the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, and Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson. For more information and tickets, please visit the Sugar Land Skeeters web site at www.sugarlandskeeters.com.

For one very special night, the big crowd at Constellation Field will be dressed for an evening of glamour, not baseball, as this new home of the Sugar Land Skeeters opens its doors for the very first time. On Saturday, April 14, guests are invited to arrive for this one-of-a-kind gala dressed in cocktail attire or vintage jerseys. The party starts on the field at 6:30 p.m., with commemorative photos, specialty cocktails, and live entertainment, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner, auction, orchestra and fireworks.

Nancy Olson, wife of Congressman Pete Olson, is the event chair. Local personality and KPRC Local 2 Sports Director, Randy McIlvoy, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson will present historic, one-of-a-kind items for auction. Top bidders will walk away with home plate, signed by each of the Sugar Land Skeeters on Opening Day of their history-making inaugural season; a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind sofa table, created from wood recovered from the historic Imperial Sugar Company Char House; dinner for 20 on the premier level behind home plate, The Legends Club, with Team Manager, Gary Gaetti, plus an Opening Day jersey autographed by Brooks Robinson; be in uniform and in the dugout with the team for one special game as an honorary member of the Sugar Land Skeeters; and a package that will thrill any kid – the chance to invite six friends for batting practice with the Sugar Land Skeeters!

Tickets to attend the History in the Making gala are $150 each or $1,500 to reserve a table for 10. Please visit www.sugarlandskeeters.com to reserve your spot. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and Skeeters Youth Foundation. The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation exists to collect, preserve, communicate and celebrate Sugar Land’s distinctive history; funds raised will benefit a future museum located at the historic Imperial Sugar refinery site. The newly founded Skeeters Youth Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities; funds raised will help to launch youth related projects for the culturally, racially, and economically diverse populations of those underserved in Fort Bend County.

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