Aug. 15, 2007
The Tri City ValleyCats will host Siena Athletics and Saints Alive! Night Thursday, August 16 at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. The festivities will culminate with head basketball coaches Fran McCaffery and Gina Castelli tossing out the ceremonial first pitches prior to the game at 7 p.m.
Siena supporters will attend a pre-game picnic in which Castelli and McCaffery will address the crowd to talk about the upcoming season. Tickets for the picnic are priced at $24 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under. The price includes all-you-can-eat food, beer, a free ValleyCats hat and a ticket to the game.
Those interested in attending can contact Siena Athletics at 518-783-2450 to reserve a spot, or simply pay at the door. The picnic is set to begin at 6 p.m. The ValleyCats will take on rival Oneonta at 7 p.m. This is the third straight year McCaffery and Castelli have tossed out the first pitch at a ValleyCats game, but the first time the department has combined its annual summer picnic with the event.