The El Paso Chihuahuas announce the unveiling of the specialty jerseys and caps that will be worn during the May 7th game when the team takes on the Fresno Grizzlies (Houston Astros). Gates open at 6 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park.
The 70s style throwback jerseys pay homage to the Chihuahuas Major League affiliate, the San Diego Padres. The jerseys feature a brown body, yellow sleeves with brown trim and yellow 1970s Padres typography.
The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off with the net proceeds benefiting Mike Dee’s Big Adventure. Dee is the Executive Producer and host of the Morning Show on iHeart’s Power 102.1 FM.
“We are proud to be able to support Mike Dee’s Big Adventure,” said Brad Taylor, Chihuahuas general manager. “Mike and his group have been friends of the Chihuahuas since Day 1. Mike is a community leader and we are happy to work with him.”
“We have been a partner of the Chihuahuas since the inaugural season and have definitely enjoyed the positivity and the teamwork of the Chihuahuas,” said Dee. “Mike Dee’s Big Adventure is based on the same ideals of positivity, teamwork and fun! This will be very successful for the Big Adventure.”
Heading into its eighth year, Mike Dee’s Big Adventure offers children with disabilities a trip of a lifetime to San Antonio, Texas. The trip allows the selected children the opportunity to learn lifeskills and independent living by stepping out of their everyday life and having an unforgettable experience. Dee knows a thing or two about disabilities, as he himself is visually impaired.
“This comes at a perfect time as the auction will help assist us in our fundraising efforts,” Dee said. “Mike Dee’s Big Adventure makes an incredible difference with kids with special needs as it helps them prepare for their future. This auction is the perfect example of how two organizations can come together to make a difference in the El Paso community.”
The jersey auction will begin at 6 p.m. when gates open and will end at the final out of the fifth inning. Auction winners must pay in full by the end of the game in order to receive the jersey. Winners will be escorted to the field postgame to receive their signed jersey.
There will be a limited number of fitted 59 Fifty New Era 70s inspired caps available for sale in the Chihuahuas Team Shop for those who attend Saturday’s game.
Saturday’s game also features a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by KVIA and KISS FM, choreographed to hits from the decade.
Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early at epchihuahuas.com, by calling (915) 533-BASE or visiting the Southwest University Park Box Office located on the corner of Durango and Franklin. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or until the end of a home game