By Brian Hoffman
The Salem Red Sox will host “STEAM Night,” (presented by the Branch Group, on Friday, August 5th at Carilion Clinic Field. STEAM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.”
STEAM Night will present a variety of programming elements, including interactive booths along the concourse, STEAM educational material displayed throughout the game, an exclusive VIP experience with the Mascot Hall of Fame and more.
“Branch Group is proud to be a part of STEAM night and introduce kids to a new world of possibilities often not experienced in the classroom or in their daily lives,” said Kenna Smith, Branch Group Talent Acquisition Manager. “STEAM education is crucial to the future of the construction industry, and we are dedicated to raising the next generation of builders.”
Salem Memorial Ballpark will turn into a classroom as the concourse will be filled with interactive displays from various businesses and organizations in STEAM-related fields. Additionally, Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act will be in attendance featuring his unique, high-energy performance.
The Mascot Hall of Fame, located in Whiting, Indiana, is a one-of-a-kind children’s activity museum equally rooted in STEAM education principles and sport mascot entertainment. The Hall of Fame is taking the museum on the road and joining the Salem Red Sox to share with fans how STEAM is everywhere they look, even in the mascot they love and support, Mugsy.
The Mascot Hall of Fame will be hosting an exclusive in-person, totally interactive, pre-game VIP event at Carilion Clinic Field. The entire family is invited to participate during the 45 minute presentation. Programming is designed for children ages 8-18. This VIP experience will take place from 5:30-6:15 pm prior to first pitch, slated for 7:05pm as the Salem Red Sox host the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. This VIP STEAM event is free, but does require registration.
“We are very excited to host the first STEAM Night at Salem Memorial Ballpark and our partnership with the Mascot Hall of Fame,” said Blair Hoke, Salem Red Sox Assistant General Manager. “Our team continues to look for programming appropriate for fans of all ages that compliments the game of baseball and Salem’s initiative to provide, safe, affordable, family-entertainment. We look forward to welcoming fans of STEAM-related fields to a great night at the ballpark.”
For more information on STEAM Night, to reserve your pre-game VIP spot, or to get involved with interactive displays, please call (540) 302-0243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Mascot Hall of Fame, visit www.mascothalloffame.com.