The newest professional baseball team, the Staten Island Ferry Hawks, will be hosting their first Jewish Heritage Night Wednesday September 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park, 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. It also will be Ed Kranepool Night, one of the original New York Mets. The Ferry Hawks are partially owned by Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, husband of Scarlett Johansson, who is Jewish.
The Ferry Hawks play in the highly competitive Atlantic League and will be playing the Kentucky Genomes. The team is conveniently located to Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Long, Island, New Jersey and Manhattan. It is right off New York Harbor.
Special events will include a shofar blowing contest for chodesh Elul, glatt kosher food and meeting Jewish Staten Island pitcher Alex Katz, who will sign autographs for all the youngsters. In addition, Kelsie Whitmore, the first female to play on a professional baseball team, will meet with all girls’ little league and softball players to provide inspiration to them.
All members of the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School League boys baseball teams are invited to the game to be honored with their parents and families at a discounted ticket price. Players are asked to wear their uniform to show their school pride. The school and players’ names will be announced.
In addition, members of the girls softball teams are also invited to be honored at the game and to meet and greet Whitmore. The girls are asked to wear their team jerseys as well.
All championship softball teams are also invited at a discounted fee to be honored at the game. To qualify, sign up and send in the name of the team and players.
All Jewish day camps and sleep away camps—Camps HASC, Moshava, Moshava Ba’Ir, Morasha, Mesorah, Simcha, Seneca Lake, Nesher, Kaylie and Dora Golding—are invited to come for a camp reunion at the game. Camps can arrange to sit together and have their camp name on the board.
Campus Hillels of New York and New Jersey are welcome to join the fun and honor their college, Hillel and Jewish heritage.
Parents, minor league baseball is the most fun. Every seat is excellent and close to the action. Have your children bring their gloves to catch a foul ball. Tickets are cheap, and so is the cost of the food. There will be many fun activities for the kids at the stadium during the game. The game starts early, which means you can get home early. Be sure to save your ticket stubs for a discount for tickets for next season.
For more information and to order discount tickets contact Michael Goldberg 973-900-4994 or ferryhawks.com.