Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd, Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks… That’s right, it’s baseball season! I don’t know about you, but at our house that’s a pretty exciting time. My husband has played baseball and slow pitch softball as long as he’s been able to walk, and so, naturally, our daughters have grown up at the ballpark. Whether it’s taking in an Indianapolis Indians game, a road trip to watch the Chicago Cubs or locally at Northwest Park. We are no strangers to brick dust and ballpark food.
So, when the City of Kokomo announced a couple of years ago that the KokomoJackrabbits Prospect League team was coming to town, we were pretty excited. We spent so many nights at Kokomo Municipal Stadium the first year we decided to become season ticket holders the second season. It’s true. We are right next to the home team dugout so we can interact with the players and coaches, and we have no regrets (although if I could get a cup holder on the cement wall for our front row seats, I wouldn’t complain). Special shout out to our seat mates – Scotty & Leon – because the ballpark is also about meeting new people, and enjoying life together. I digress.
Have you been to a game at Municipal Stadium? If so, you already know how amazing the facility and atmosphere are. If not, what are you waiting for? If it’s a personal invitation, then consider this article your personal invitation from me for opening night on Tuesday, May 30. No, I won’t be paying for all of your tickets. But, what I will do is offer you an opportunity to support Bona Vista Programs while also having a great time!
Opening night for the Kokomo Jackrabbits is Tuesday, May 30, which also happens to be non-profit night featuring Bona Vista Programs. What do you need to do to help? I’m glad you asked! All you have to do is go online to kokomobaseball.com/groups to order your tickets. When it asks for the code, type in BONAVISTA. Buy as many tickets as you’d like – one for yourself, your significant other, your kids, your kids’ friends, your neighbors, co-workers, mailman, hairstylist – there is no limit! Reserved seats are $10 or $14 (depending on where you’d like to sit), and $2 per ticket sold goes directly back to Bona Vista Programs and the people we serve! If you’re not comfortable buying tickets online, you can call Samantha at 414-908-6359 and tell her you want to help us out! She can take your order over the phone, and is super friendly! Oh, you could even purchase tickets to donate to groups of kids and adults who may not be able to afford it! The possibilities are endless for ways to support Bona Vista that night.
Need additional incentive? Tuesdays are “$2 Tuesdays” at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, which means you can purchase $2 hotdogs, burgers, soda & beer. So, after you buy tickets for everyone you know (or talk them in to joining you and buying their own tickets), you can even eat dinner for cheap. No need to worry what’s for dinner that night because we have you covered – ballpark food!
We can’t thank the Kokomo community enough for all it does to support Bona Vista, our programs and the people we serve. We couldn’t do it without your generosity. We hope you’ll come out to the game at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 30 to shout out when they announce that we are the non-profit of the night, but also to enjoy yourselves and take the opportunity to sit back and reflect on all you do to help those in need in this community. We appreciate you, and can’t wait to see you there!
Until next time… keep a good view on life!