Monday, July 23, 2012
Anne Arundel County Public Libraries recognized kids who participated in the summer reading program at Sunday’s Bowie Baysox game.
County kids who have participated in the Anne Arundel County Libraries Summer Reading Program enjoyed a night of baseball, fireworks and prizes Sunday as the Bowie Baysox recognized them for their summer reading successes. Many kids from area libraries flocked to Sunday night’s Baysox game where they took part in a pre-game parade on the field and were congratulated for reading over the summer. Representatives from Anne Arundel County Public Libraries also were on hand, giving out prizes and taking pictures of the kids participating in the event. “The kids are pretty jazzed they get to run out on the field before the game and get a prize,” said library spokeswoman Laurie Hayes. “We have been working with the Baysox for about 10 years now …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Participants in the Anne Arundel County libraries Summer Reading Program will head to the Bowie Baysox game on Sunday.
Kids participating in the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will head to the Bowie Baysox game on Sunday for a parade, giveaways, fireworks and Captain Underpants. The annual event gives kids who participate in the library’s program recognition for reading in the summer. Adding to this year’s festivities will be Captain Underpants himself. The first 1,000 kids aged 3 to 14 to arrive at Sunday’s game will receive a copy of the widely-popular children’s book, Captain Underpants. They will also get the chance to meet the character at the game. Every kid who has signed up for the Summer Reading Program can get a free ticket to the game. The tickets can be picked up at each Anne Arundel County library branch. Up until …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Twenty-five schools from around the county were at Saturday night’s Bowie Baysox game.
Anne Arundel County schools participated in the Read and Hit a Homerun Reading Night at the Bowie Baysox game on Saturday at Prince George's Stadium. Students from 25 area elementary and middle schools attended the game for free as a reward for participation in a reading program. Among the crowd were students from Crofton Middle and School of the Incarnation in Gambrills. Students must read four books in exchange for one free ticket to a Bowie Baysox game on a specified date. Students may participate in a parade on the field before the start of the game. The 25 Anne Arundel County schools at the game were also joined by students from Queen Anne’s and Howard counties. The following Anne Arundel schools participated in Saturday’s reading …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Both the Bowie Baysox and the Washington Nationals are holding auditions on March 10 for performers to sing the national anthem before a home game.
Step away from the mirror and put the hairbrush microphone down. Your chance to sing in front of a crowd has arrived. The Bowie Baysox and the Washington Nationals will both hold auditions on March 10 for performers to sing the national anthem before a game during the 2012 season. The Baysox will host live auditions at Prince George's Stadium on March 10 with registration at 9 a.m. and auditions starting at 9:30 a.m. More than 60 people auditioned last year to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." One of the most popular local performers in 2011 was Nashville recording artist Ashley Forrest of Crofton. For more information, see the Baysox website. The Nats will also hold their auditions on March 10 but applicants are required to submit a resume…
Sunday, February 5, 2012
You can give the gift of baseball, delivered by mascot Louie, to someone special this year.
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a baseball lover? The Bowie Baysox offer ticket packages for both adults and kids ranging in price from $12 to $60. The Baysox mascot Louie will deliver the packages within 25 miles of Prince George's Stadium for an additional $20. Orders for all Valentine's Day packages must be placed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. "I can’t think of a more perfect gift for my wife than a romantic baseball game," said Brandan Kaiser, director of marketing for the Baysox, in a release. "She is going to be so surprised when Louie shows up to deliver the gift." For adults, the "Baysox Be My Valentine Package" for $60 includes: This package can be picked up at the stadium between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 13 or …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
There was a surprise ending to a poster contest geared at getting youths to read. Bowie Baysox officials found a creative way reveal the winner at Crofton Middle School.
A Crofton Middle School student’s artistic abilities won her a chance to show off her athletic agility at an upcoming Bowie Baysox game. Seventh-grader Caroline Kerr won the Baysox Read and Hit a Home Run poster contest. Caroline designed a poster to motivate fellow youths to read and win tickets to Bowie Baysox games. Baysox mascot “Louie” stopped by the middle school to help surprise Caroline with the news. VIDEO: Bowie Baysox representative Kate Milstead reads a poem to surprise Crofton Middle School’s Caroline Kerr. The Read and Hit a Home Run program rewards students with one free ticket for every four books they read. Caroline will throw out the first pitch at a Baysox game on May 5.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The winner of the "Read and Hit a Home Run" poster contest will be announced Thursday at Crofton Middle School.
The Bowie Baysox will honor a talented student Thursday at Crofton Middle School during a rally. It’s part of the Read and Hit a Home Run poster contest. The winner’s poster will be used at schools in Anne Arundel, Howard and Queen Anne’s counties to help get the word out about the Baysox reading program. The Baysox baseball team awards students with one free ticket for every four books they read. Last year’s Anne Arundel County winner was Janet Cortes from Eastport Elementary School, according to an email from Matt Wilson, communications manager for the Baysox. The winning student will also have a chance to throw out the first pitch during an Anne Arundel County reading night on May 4 or 5.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Arundel Volunteer Fire Department's Blaine Slacum is a hero and a baseball fanatic. See how he helps the Bowie Baysox and the AVFD team up to protect fans.
“Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack I don't care if I never get back,” Fire Fighter Blaine Slacum hums this classic song as he prepares to volunteer with the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department. At the moment he is not picturing a day of house fires or car accidents. Instead he is thinking about rooting for the Bowie Baysox and hoping not to use medical gear. “The Bowie Baysox approached the AVFD with the chance to staff the first aide room for all home games with staff from our volunteer members,” said Slacum a Crofton resident. He went on to explain “I was asked to take on the project of scheduling and coordinating getting people to staff the event.” Slacum said this is a large …
Monday, June 27, 2011
As part of the Baysox weekend stretch at home, Star Wars night brought out the Sith and Jedi warriors from a galaxy far, far away. We have video and pictures from the night dedicated to Star Wars fanatics.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Nashville recording artist Ashley Forrest sings the National Anthem and explains why she’s committed to seeing a Crofton Regional Community Center come to the area.
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Friday, June 17, 2011