The Jamestown Jammers announced they will be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Caravan at Jamestown Community College's Student Union on Dec. 13.
The event will consist of the Pirates holding a player meet and greet, autograph session and speaker program from 6:30-8 p.m. The Caravan is scheduled to include Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, major leaguers; former Jammer Gaby Sanchez, Josh Harrison, the Pirate Parrott mascot, broadcaster Tim Neverett and members of the Pirates front office staff.
The Jammers will only be selling 200 tickets for the player meet and greet. Tickets for the Pirates Caravan will be $5 each. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation.
Jammers General Manager Matt Drayer was very upbeat when discussing the event.
"I am very excited for the Pirates to bring their caravan to Jamestown," he said. "This is a great opportunity to showcase Major League ballplayers for our community. The Jammers are delighted to partner with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jamestown Community College and the DJDC for such a fantastic occasion. Also, the Jammers are looking forward to presenting Jamestown and Chautauqua County for all the Pirates visitors."
Jammers season tickets are also now on sale featuring a holiday discount. Tickets for the caravan event expect to be limited. For more information and all the latest updates on the Jamestown Jammers, call the Jammers office at 664-0915 or online at www.jamestownjammers.com.
Opening Day for the Jammers season is June 17. Attendees for this event are tentative and subject to change. The Jamestown Jammers are the Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Jammers are Chautauqua County's only professional sports team. They are owned by a local Buffalo company, Rich Products Corporation, which also owns the AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals and AAA Buffalo Bisons.