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Porterville Night Saturday at Valley Strong Ballpark | Pictures

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Porterville Night” in Visalia Rawhide is back and better than ever – with free admission for Porterville residents, Porterville stands at the ballpark and players taking to the field wearing ‘Porterville’ jerseys, which are available at the bidding or buying.

It all comes down to Saturday, when Arizona Diamondbacks Class A affiliate Rawhide takes on the Colorado Rockies’ Fresno Grizzlies at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The jerseys are great and really pop,” said Joe Ross, Visalia Rawhide Community and Entertainment Manager. “OT Sports created the jerseys after reviewing Maximo’s logo and color scheme. But I was also inspired by the logo of the city of Porterville, I was told.

Porterville Night” is held through a partnership with the City of Porterville and Maximo’s Taqueria based in Porterville with locations in Visalia.

The Rawhide want the South Valley to know that we are their team too,” Ross said. “So we came up with the idea of ​​reviving ‘Community Nights’ and trying to re-establish links with towns outside of Visalia.”

Ross said he mentioned the idea of ​​a night out in Porterville to Jorge Camacho, owner of Maximo’s Taqueria which is based in Porterville and owns Visalia locations. Camacho loved the idea, Ross said, and with their support a date was set and planning began.

“Having Porterville Night on a Saturday was very important to us,” Ross said. “For 1, every Saturday at Valley Strong Ballpark is an ‘All-American’ Saturday and Porterville is an ‘All-America City. this designation in the late 90s, early 2000s, but also due to Porterville’s strong ties and military support. And, 2, we recognize that part of the difficulty for Porterville residents to participate in the game is the 40 to 45 minute commute. So we decided that Saturday would be the best day to encourage Porterville residents to join in. we.

The jerseys, which will have Porterville’s name on the front, will be auctioned off during the game. Bidding starts at $80 with $20 increments.

In addition to bidding, there’s also a “Buy it now” price of $150 if someone wants a specific jersey number and doesn’t want to let it up for auction at an auction, Ross said. To pre-purchase a jersey in advance at the “Buy Now” price, or for more information, contact [email protected] All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit a nonprofit youth sports organization, E35 Sports.

Visalia Rawhide is also offering a “Jersey Deal” – $500 gets the person a jersey and 25 grandstand tickets.

Porterville-based organizations or businesses interested in having a booth that evening can contact Ross by email at [email protected]

Additionally, the first 250 fans will receive a free baseball card pack with the 2022 Visalia Rawhide.

Ross, who was born and raised in Lindsay, said he attended a few games at Recreation Park.

We knew the Oaks (as they used to be called) were here, and even Oaks players were staying with homestays in Lindsay, but personally I never felt the team was committing us to Lindsay,” Ross said.

However, a lot has changed since then and the Rawhide are more community focused and an active and trusted member of that community.

Among those throwing the ceremonial first pitch will be a member of the Porterville City Council.

Attending will be staff and employees of the City of Porterville, as well as their families, members of the City Council, staff of the Porterville Exchange Club and Porterville College.

Porterville residents will be admitted free that day by presenting a school or work ID, driver’s license, utility bill, or other proof of residency at the Visalia Rawhide Box Office, 300 N. Giddings St, at Valley Strong Ballpark in Visalia. Tickets are subject to availability and only available on match day.

The Rawhides are thrilled to partner with Maximo’s and the City of Porterville tonight,” said Ross. “We hope the residents and employees of Porterville will join us for an evening of fun, baseball and a celebration of Porterville.”