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|City of Anaheim Night at The OC Flyers Baseball Game|
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 10, 2009) - Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, as guest of the Orange County Flyers baseball team and as a participant of City of Anaheim Night, will throw out the first pitch at the Friday night, June 12, OC Flyers game. The Flyers play the Edmonton Capitals at 7:05 p.m.at Goodwin Field on the Cal State Fullerton campus.
City of Anaheim Night will truly be a community event. In addition to Mayor Pringle throwing out the first pitch, Anaheim resident and Disneyland Resort cast member Carrie Nocella will sing the National Anthem. From the Anaheim Boys and Girls Club, Michael Lomax will serve as bat boy, and Kiara Lopez will serve as bat girl. Several Anaheim organizations will also enjoy the evening compliments of the Flyers, including the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, Ability First, Project SAY, the Anaheim Interfaith Shelter, and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce.
Upon the conclusion of the game, fans will be treated to fireworks after the game as part of the Flyers “Friday Fireworks” season promotion.
The Flyers are managed by former Major League player Phil Nevin. Nevin, in his first year of managing the Flyers, played for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Anaheim Angels, Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros. He retired after the 2006 season. The Flyers team is a member of the Golden Baseball League.
ABOUT ANAHEIM – The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.5 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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