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Legends in the Community

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 

Boy Scout Campout (Boy Scouts of America): Each year we invite local Boy Scouts to camp out on our field, this includes a sleepover, movie and popcorn.

Girl Scout Campout (Girl Scouts of America): Each year we invite local Girl Scouts to camp out on our field, this included a sleepover, movie and popcorn.

Breast Cancer Awareness Night (Lexington Legends):  Breast Cancer Awareness Night is a night during the Legends season where we raise funds through a luncheon, auction of the player's jerseys and pink bases used during the game, along with t-shirt sales to benefit breast cancer research and survivors.

Military Appreciation Night (Lexington Legends): The Legends' Military Appreciation night is a night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark where we celebrate all of our local men and women over service. The night includes an auction of specialty jerseys to benefit different military missions.

Bark in the Park (Lexington Legends): The Legends holds "Bark in the Park" nights every Thursday throughout the season. On these nights dog owners were invited to bring their dogs to a Legends game. The "admission" price for dogs is $2 and donated to a local rescue missions.

Legends Character Award (William Wells Brown Elementary): Every 9 weeks during the school year, 19 students from William wells Brown Elementary School are awarded the Legends Character Award---it is a motivator to the students to demonstrate good behavior and to have a great attitude. They look forward to being nominated by their classroom teachers, publicly recognized, and seeing BIG L.

Guns and Hoses Softball Game (Lexington Legends): The Guns and Hoses Softball game is a fan favorite! The local fire department squares off against the local police department in a softball game and then home run derby. The loser takes home a toilet bowl seat and the winner receives a trophy!

STACHE TANK: Built off the popular show "Shark Tank", "Stache Tank" is a program where the Legends work with local Fayette County Public Schools; one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school on projects built for the kids to connect what they are learning in school to real life business principals. Throughout the project each group came up with promotional ideas such as a give-a-way, specialty food item, and event planning/space utilization that the Legends actually carry out the next season. Once the projects are finished the students present to a panel of Legends staff and local business leaders, when all of the presentations are complete the winners are chosen and it is time to get to work. This is when the Legends staff works hand in hand with the winning groups to make the projects come to life!

Community Organization of the Night (Lexington Legends): The Lexington Legends provide the opportunity for a local non-profit to be featured during each home game. We provide them with a table on the concourse, a pregame interview on the field, and an in game radio interview, all to help promote and inform the public about their organization.

Ballpark Tours (Lexington Legends): Groups and Organizations can get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Field of Dreams (Lexington Legends): Prairie Farms Field of Dreams is a great program that allows a local youth baseball team to be part of every home game! As each Legends starter is recognized by the public address announcer and trots to his respective position, a boy or girl from a local team accompanies the player to their position. Each child remains with the player on the field during the National Anthem. Teams receive complimentary admission to the game for all team members, friends and family receive a group discount.

Little League Clinics (Lexington Legends): The Legends host Little League Clinics throughout the season. This is a great way to involve the local little league teams and the Lexington Legends players.

Jersey Off our Back Auction (Lexington Legends): At the end of every baseball season, the Legends hold a silent auction for the home jerseys worn during the season. Proceeds raised go to a different nonprofit each year.

Ticket Donation (United Way of the Bluegrass): The Legends and United Way are longtime partners. Donors to the annual United Way of the Bluegrass campaign receive two free box seat tickets to a Legends home game.

Hit the Books Reading Program (Lexington Legends): The Lexington Legends' Waffle House "Hit the Books" Reading Program is designed to encourage students to read books in and away from school. Geared toward elementary and middle schools, this long-standing program is going strong.

National Anthem Auditions (Lexington Legends): Every year we hold auditions to determine our National Anthem, God Bless American and Take Me Out to the Ballgame singers for the upcoming season.

Legends Caravan (Lexington Legends): Each spring we kick off the season with a tour of Kentucky. Featuring Legends staff, players and coaches, and our fearless Legends Characters, we hope to make a stop near all of our fans!

JIF Kids Club (Lexington Legends): The JIF Kids Club is free for children 12 and under. Each member receives a membership card that is good for free admission to all Sunday games. Kids Club perks include: Running the bases, after every Sunday game, and a few special events such as an Ice Cream Social with players throughout the season.

Go Red Night (American Heart Association): The American Heart Association and St. Joseph Health Care System sponsored a "Go Red" Night where fans were educated on the dangers and risks of heart disease, provided opportunities for fans to get their blood pressure checked and gave informational presentations throughout the game--the fan favorite was Big L and Pee Wee demonstrating on field the new CPR techniques.

Donation Requests (Lexington Legends): The Lexington Legends donate tickets, memorabilia or merchandise to as many organizations as possible. The tickets are used for members of the non-profit organizations or used for auctions to raise money for the organizations.

Mascot/Player Appearances (Lexington Legends): The Legends players and mascots are a staple in the Lexington community. Big L and Pee Wee even have a trailer with inflatables that they take along with them.

Education Days (Lexington Legends): The perfect field trip option! The Lexington Legends Education Days are a great way to engage students, teachers, and parents. These games take place during school/business hours and provide a fun and interactive setting that connects baseball to subjects they are learning in school.

STEM Program (Lexington Legends): The Kentucky American Water Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program is designed to encourage students to join their schools STLP club and practice STEM in and away from school. Geared toward elementary and middle school, this brand new program is going strong!

 

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