The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will be holding Deaf Awareness Night at their ballpark next month, CBS Sports reports, and former MLB outfielder Curtis Pride will be helping out with the festivities.
The Pelicans are a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The team will hold the night on Sunday, Aug. 19, playing against as the Buies Creek Astros.
The team will wear special sign American Sign Language jerseys for that day's game, and afterwards the uniforms will be raffled off. A select number of team-signed jerseys will also be auctioned off, and the proceeds from the sale of the uniforms will benefit the deaf community.
Introductory sign language lessons will be provided before the game, and the night's renditions of the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" will have sign language interpreters.
"It's our hope that the elements we are infusing into our gameday experience will create an atmosphere of inclusion, education and awareness," said Pelicans general manager Ryan Moore in a press release.
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