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Flying Tigers and Polk County team up for Emergency Preparedness Night
Flying Tigers and Polk County team up for Emergency Preparedness Night

Polk County, FL -- The Lakeland Flying Tigers and Polk County Emergency Management have teamed up to host an Emergency Preparedness Night on Wednesday, June 1.

The event will when the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium open at 6 p.m. and will continue throughout the game as the Flying Tigers battle the Ft. Myers Miracle.

First pitch will cross home plate at 7 p.m.

For the eighth consecutive year, Minor League Baseball is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps Program to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

This is the second season the Flying Tigers have participated in the campaign.

On June 1, members of Polk County's Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) will be at the game distributing ready materials and will be available to answer any questions from fans.

There will be PSA audio and video messages, trivia questions, games and contests throughout the game to educate fans. There will be information regarding hurricane preparedness as the beginning of June also marks the beginning of Hurricane season.

News Channel 8’s weekend anchor and Polk County reporter Jennifer Leigh will throw the game's ceremonial first pitch and the Sleepy Hill Middle School chorus will sing the National Anthem. The SHMS drum line will perform throughout the game.

Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075 or visiting the stadium box office. Box seats are $6 and reserved seats are $5 and seniors 55 and over and children 14 and under receive a $1 discount.

Saturday tickets are an additional $1. Purchase an All-You-Can-Eat ticket for $10 and fill up on hot dogs, hamburgers, Polish sausages, popcorn, pretzels, Cracker Jacks and chips from 6 to 9 p.m. Parking is FREE.

For more information contact Rosa Driggs at RosaDriggs@polkfl.com or the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075, www.LakelandFlyingTigers.com. The Flying Tigers are a Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

Cover the bases, be prepared this hurricane season, visit www.polk-county.net/hurricaneexpo. Celebrate Polk, www.polkproud150.com.

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