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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Niswonger Children’s Hospital partners with Johnson City Cardinals for ‘Niswonger Night at the Ballpark’ on Thursday
Niswonger Night at the Ballpark is Thursday, Aug. 24, and pits the Johnson City Cardinals against the Greeneville Astros. (Photo by Johnson City Press)

Niswonger Children’s Hospital partners with Johnson City Cardinals for ‘Niswonger Night at the Ballpark’ on Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – It’s almost time to play ball!

Niswonger Children’s Hospital is teaming up with the Johnson City Cardinals to host Niswonger Night at the Ballpark, a baseball game that benefits the region’s only children’s hospital.

Come watch the Cardinals play the Greeneville Astros on Aug. 24 at Cardinal Park. The game begins at 7 p.m., and Scrubs the Bear and Jay Cee the Cardinal will be on hand to cheer on fans. Niswonger Night at the Ballpark also celebrates the region’s physicians and service providers. All Mountain States’ team members and credentialed physicians can get into the game free. They just need to show their badge or credentials at the ticket window.

The first 650 donors will receive a custom Niswonger Children’s Hospital Cardinals jersey for only $25. The replica jersey is the same design as the one the Cardinals wear, and includes the official Niswonger Children’s Hospital logo on the back.

Niswonger Night at the Ballpark is hosted by the Rockin’ Docs, a group of local doctors that came together to support the Classic.

In between innings, there will be different Niswonger-themed games and trivia contests for fans to participate in, and there will be prizes given to the winners. Dr. Morris Seligman – Mountain States’ chief medical officer and baseball enthusiast – will be doing the live radio broadcast of the game.

Niswonger Night at the Ballpark is the final event for the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic, which is the Mountain States Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser and supports the children’s hospital.

“We are so excited to partner with the Johnson City Cardinals on Niswonger Night at the Ballpark,” said Mike Hammontree, director of the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic. “Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, and this game is a great way for the community to come out and support the region’s only children’s hospital.”

“Niswonger Children’s Hospital has such an amazing impact in our community, and we’re thrilled we can use a Cardinals baseball game as a platform to raise awareness,” said Tyler Parsons, general manager of the Johnson City Cardinals. “We’re looking forward to not only this great night, but future collaborations with the children’s hospital.”

For more information on the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic, visit www.NiswongerGolf.org.