Come out to sup­port Blue Crabs

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

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.

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