The Mississippi Braves and Diamond Baseball Holdings have announced that $1 from every ticket sold from this weekend’s opening series against the Biloxi Shuckers will be donated to victims of the March 24 tornadoes that wrecked portions of the state.
Rolling Fork residents will also be honored on-field during Friday’s opening night pregame festivities, with Marlon Nichols, a former little league and pony league coach, and Britt Williamson, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork, throwing out ceremonial first pitches.
Nichols and Williamson will be recognized alongside Andy Anderson, the President and CEO of the Bank of Anguilla, whose Rolling Fork location was damaged by the tornado.
In addition, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has agreed to match the Mississippi Braves donation. The M-Braves are partnering with the Red Cross to ensure these funds will be used where the need is greatest.
First pitch for Friday’s game between the Braves and Shuckers is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.