Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

July 3, 2013

Jacksonville College teaming up with Houston Astros

City of Jacksonville Night set for Aug. 30

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress






HOUSTON —The Houston Astros and Jacksonville College have joined forces to offer local citizens a neat opportunity to watch exciting Major League baseball up close and personal from the air conditioned confines of Minute Made Park in downtown Houston, while at the same time supporting Jacksonville College students.

On Friday August 30 the Astros will be hosting the Seattle Mariners at 7:10 p.m. .

That evening has been declared “City of Jacksonville Night” by the Houston organization.

During the on-field pre-game ceremonies, members of the Jacksonville College choir will be performing the National Anthem.

“We're excited about this opportunity,” Tim Timmons, spokesman for Jacksonville College said. “This not only will give us an opportunity to showcase the talents of some of our students at Jacksonville College to the people in Houston, but it will give area residents an opportunity to come together and show their Jacksonville pride as a group. We hope to see a large contingent of people from Jacksonville at the game.”

Following the game (weather permitting) a post game fireworks show will take place in the skies over the ballpark.

A special section of field boxes (Section 2) has been reserved for the visitors from Jacksonville, with reduced price ($24) tickets being offered for that section.

Interested parties must contact Brent Broussard at (713) 259-8316 or at broussard@astros.com to take advantage of the promotional rate, which is not available at the box office or online.

“This is a great opportunity for groups of all ages to get together and go down and watch the Astros at a special price and at the same time represent the city,” Timmons said.