The Sugar Land Skeeters introduced Deacon’s Dugout, an initiative to bring deserving youths to a Skeeters game during the 2012 season. Deacon’s Dugout, a dream of Deacon Jones, Hall of Fame Scout and Special Assistant to the President for the Skeeters, will provide 16 tickets per game to deserving youth and families.
The initiative is generously underwritten by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Physician Organization.“When I was eight years old, I went to my first big league game, and it sparked something within me,” said Deacon Jones, the long-time Sugar Land resident. “Every youngster should endeavor to be the best that they can be, despite the privileges they may or may not have received in life. It’s my hope that baseball can foster life’s lessons for these kids, just as it did for me.”
Deacon’s Dugout is a way for area youth who would otherwise not be able to attend a game to experience the fun and excitement of professional baseball. Throughout the season, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Physician Organization and the Skeeters will select non-profit organizations in the region that serve disadvantaged youth and families.
Youth ages 4-16 will receive a ticket, a “Deacon’s Dugout” t-shirt, hot dog, drink and a baseball experience to last a lifetime.
“We are excited to partner with the Sugar Land Skeeters to provide children in our community the opportunity to have fun and cheer for our new local minor league baseball team,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
“This is a great way to stay involved in the community while putting smiles on children’s faces.”
Non-profit organizations interested in participating in Deacon’s Dugout should contact Taylor McFarland in the Skeeters front office at 281.240.5523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.