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Legends to kick off Lexington’s Pride Week on June 23 as part of new Minor League Baseball initiative


The Lexington Legends, in partnership with Minor League Baseball’s new initiative MiLB Pride, have announced Pride Day will be held on June 23 to help kick off Pride Week in Lexington.

MiLB Pride is the largest documented Pride celebration in professional sports.

“We are excited to help kick off Pride Week in Lexington this year,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “We want every fan that walks through our gates to know that they are welcome here. Baseball is for everyone.”

From 11 a.m. until the third inning, the organizations will be accepting donations. Attendees can choose which organization they would like to donate to with donation boxes for each organization. At the start of the third inning, the donations will be counted and tallied.

The Legends will match the donations (up to $10,000) in proportion of the amount of the total donations the organization received. The total will be announced during the fourth inning. A cash bar will be open while DJ Crow spins the tunes and fans can snack on hors d’oeuvres.

Ten organizations from the Lexington area will attend the event: Arbor Youth Services, AIDS Volunteers, INC. (AVOL), JustFundKY, Kentucky Bourbon Bears, Moveable Feast, Lexington Fairness, Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO), PFLAG, and the University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ+ Resources. The Imperial Court of Kentucky will also be performing throughout the event.

Throughout the game, the Legends will be featuring the 10 organizations to bring more awareness of what each does for the LGBTQ+ Community in Lexington.

Tickets are $10 each and they include entrance to the event as well as a ticket to the Legends game with first pitch at 2:05 p.m. Parking will be free for attendees as well.

Gates for the Legends game will open at 12:30 p.m. for Family Playtime on the Outfield and kids (12 and under) get in free.

The Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and member of the South Atlantic League, play all home games at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. For ticket information, call (859) 422-7867 or visit LexingtonLegends.com.

From Lexington Legends


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