The newest ballpark in our footprint officially opens May 2! BB&T Point in High Point, North Carolina, is home to the High Point Rockers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Rockers’ first game at BB&T Point is against the Sugar Land Skeeters from Sugar Land, Texas.
BB&T Point is a multipurpose ballpark that can seat 4,024 fans – up to 9,000 for on-field concerts – and features the largest minor league jumbotron in North and South Carolina. The ballpark expects to host a number of events and can accommodate other sports from adult kickball to soccer.
And while the Rockers hope to fill seats and bring baseball fun to the Triad, the team aims to make a difference in the community, too. The High Point Rockers have taken on the fight against breast cancer and are employing some creative ways to generate awareness.
Pink almost entirely covers the visiting team’s clubhouse – from the walls to the lockers – providing home field advantage and serving as the “base of operations” for their support of breast cancer awareness.
They have also developed “Rockers Knock Cancer Out of the Park” T-shirts to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Proceeds from the sales of these shirts will benefit the Hayworth Cancer Center at Wake Forest Health High Point Medical Center.
Additionally, the Rockers will host a "Pink at the Point" night on Aug. 24, when the Rockers take on the York Revolution from York, Pennsylvania. That game will serve as another fundraiser for the Hayworth Cancer Center with players wearing specialty jerseys that will go up for auction.
Finally, the Rockers will host a World Series viewing party in the soon-to-be famous pink visiting clubhouse during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. Guests will be allowed to eat, drink, mix and mingle with current and former Major League Baseball players while watching the Fall Classic on the clubhouse TVs. It's sure to be a special and hopefully, annual, event to raise money for this serious cause.
For more information on BB&T Point and the High Point Rockers, visit HighPointRockers.com.
Photos courtesy of High Point Rockers.