MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons will host their 2nd Annual Pride Night at Dow Diamond on Friday, June 29 during their game against the Lansing Lugnuts. The Dow Chemical Company and GLAD (Dow’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally employee resource group) are proud to once again sponsor this event with the Loons.
“We’re looking forward to hosting Pride Night again here at Dow Diamond,” Loons Vice President of Baseball Operations & Gameday Experience Tiffany Wardynski said. “Last year’s launch of the event was a major success. Our partnership with Dow and GLAD gives us the opportunity to continue to connect with our fans and allow our stadium to be a community gathering place for everyone in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”
Jim Fitterling, Dow’s chief executive officer-elect, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Loons facing the Lugnuts.
The Loons, Dow and GLAD are focused on inclusion and awareness for the LGBTQIA community in the surrounding communities. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. on the front lawn of Dow Diamond with a pregame tailgate party. LGBTQIA advocacy groups will be on hand throughout the concourse that night. As part of the season-long Fridays at Five promotion, Jedi Mind Trip will be performing a pre- and post-game concert.
Fans interested in purchasing a Pride Night ticket package can do so for $20. The purchase gets fans a reserved box seat, as well as a Loons Pride Night t-shirt (pictured).
Dow fosters a safe, inclusive, supportive and open working environment for all employees regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLAD is one of eight diversity networks at Dow, and for more than 18 years the group has been championing for the realization of a fully inclusive workplace and community.
Story courtesy of the Great Lakes Loons.
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