Bat N’ Rouge 2011
Press release below.
(Arcata, Calif.) Last year Bat N’ Rouge raised more than $20,000 and helped purchase the Stromberg property for the Arcata Ridge Trail. This trail will eventually run from Sunny Brae to West End Road.
The event is a collaborative effort between the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Queer Humboldt, the Humboldt Trails Council and many community members and is the kick off event for Humboldt County Pride weekend.
This year we are doing it bigger and better and we hope to stuff the Arcata Ballpark with more than the 1200 people who attended last year.
Bat N’ Rouge – softball with a twist, will take place at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday, September 9, 2011 beginning at 6:45pm.
The Arcata Ridge Trail Committee has been working on raising funds for the purchase of parcels between Arcata Community Forest and Sunny Brae Community Forest. The acquisition of the parcels will provide permanent protection of open space, timber resources and watershed values, wild life habitat and corridors and access for recreation.
Bat N’ Rouge is a wacky softball game with all the bells and whistles of a convential softball game including our fabulous PPQ’s (Pom Pom Queens). the rules have been waived, cheating is a great thing, and homeruns can be purchased. The entire game is choreographed by the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgenced with live music and traditional game sound effects. Community members are excited to change from their traditional clothing into “drag garb” and batter-up , all while raising money for a great cause. Food and beer from Plaza Catering, Big Pete’s and Lost Coast Brewery will be available for purchase and a special All-Star VIP section will be offered in the picnic area where attendees will be wined and dinned in a more exclusive manner.
Media contacts please email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. For more information call 845-3873 or visit eurekasisters.org or humtrails.org. Tickets are available on line at eurekasisters.org or at any HealthSPORT locations, Lost Coast Brewery, Good Relations, Arcata Exchange and People’s Records.
WHAT: Bat N’ Rouge Comedy Softball Fundraiser
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011-6:45p.m.
WHERE: Arcata Ball Park (Crabs Field)
WHY: Fundraiser to benefit the Arcata Ridge Trail Project
COST: $15 general admission, $75 All-Star VIP (includes BBQ from Plaza Catering)