It was the 25th anniversary of “The Sandlot” at Riverwalk Stadium and the Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) made a major appearance. COSA-NCADD was on hand to help the Biscuits celebrate their Youth Sports Day and the 25th anniversary of the beloved baseball classic movie by giving away jerseys.
The first 500 youth age 14 and under received a free replica Biscuits jersey complete with the COSA-NCADD logo printed on the left sleeve. In addition to passing out jerseys, COSA-NCADD provided fans with wristbands, cellphone holders and valuable information on substance abuse prevention.
“Being out here on a day like today is not just about baseball, it’s about providing an experience for the youth and sharing information with them and their parents,” COSA-NCADD Behavioral Prevention Specialist Savannah Webster says. “Going to the ballpark on a hot summer day is a perfect family outing, and to have the opportunity to be a part of making a kid happy with a free jersey means a lot to me.”
Gates opened at 4:00 PM for the promotion but eager fans lined up as early as 2:00 PM for their chance to snag a replica Biscuits jersey. The jersey giveaway was a hit and so were the Biscuits on the baseball diamond. They defeated the Birmingham Barons 5-0.