History will be made this spring when the Sugar Land Skeeters launch their inaugural season, bringing minor league baseball to Fort Bend County. To mark this epic event, a Grand Opening Gala entitled “History in the Making” will be held at Constellation Field on Saturday, April 14. This very special, one-time event benefitting the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and Skeeters Youth Foundation will usher in a new era of Sugar Land history in style. Wearing cocktail attire or vintage jerseys, one thousand guests will be treated to a first look at the newly completed $35 million Constellation Field, located at the intersection of Highway 6 and US Highway 90A, one week before Opening Day.
Gala guests will become a part of Sugar Land history as the very first to step onto the field for commemorative photos, specialty cocktails, dinner, live orchestra, and fireworks. 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.
Telfair by Newland Communities leads off as the Grand Slam Title Partner of the event. Other major sponsors at the time of publication include Pamela Printing, Bud Light/ Silver Eagle Distributors, Classic Chevrolet, Memorial Hermann, Aliana Development Company, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, Imperial Johnson Development, and Minute Maid.
Proceeds from the event will support two local charities. 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.
Want to be a part of “History in the Making”? Go to www.sugarlandskeeters.com for more information about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets to attend this epic gala on Saturday, April 14.