Come out to support Blue Crabs
Growing up in Southern Maryland, I remember all of the wonderful things about the summertime in our community. Whether it was the local concerts at the La Plata Town Hall, getting ice cream at Twin Kiss, or walking the trails of one of our many county parks, it was always an adventure filled summer.
Ten years ago, another staple was added to our community as a summer event: the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Since graduating from college, I have had the pleasure of working with the organization to provide affordable family entertainment to a community that I hold near and dear to my heart. That meaning of family affordable entertainment has changed for me since my daughter, Kennedy, was born this year, having a safe and fun place to enjoy the summer means a lot to new families.
On Friday, July 28, our hometown team will be playing one of the biggest games in our 10-year histor y. In the Atlantic League — of which we are members — playoffs take the first-place team from each half of our season. We are currently tied for first place with our division rivals, the Lancaster Barnstormers, for the first half of the season. Due to a rainout, we will make up the last game of the first half on July 28 starting at 6:35 p.m. on our home field, Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. This unique
set of circumstances is creating a winner-take-all game for the Freedom Division first-Half championship.
I write on behalf of our entire team — from our game day staff, to our front office, and most importantly, our players and coaches — to ask for your support on July 28. We are fortunate to have the best fans in the world, but we need your help. We need you to be our 10th man on the field. Our community truly makes a difference to the result on the field, and I know together we can make histor y.
I wish you all a happy and safe summer, and I hope to see you at Regency Furniture Stadium soon.
Courtney Knichel, Prince Frederick The writer is the general manager of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.