The Braves have worked very hard to include a fun space for our kids! As with the rest of the ballpark, this area has been well thought out and carefully designed. Now when your kids come to a game, they will get to enjoy so many amenities that SunTrust Park has to offer. The Braves, in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, have come up with a fabulous kids’ zone called ‘Hope and Will’s Sandlot’. It is located behind sections 151-155!
As always, there is a Braves Kids Club membership so your kids can be a part of the team! A premium membership is $25 (per membership) or there is a free membership option as well. When you buy a Premium Membership, there are several really great benefits and prizes that include a Dansby Swanson jersey and much much more. Check out all the info at Braves.com/kids.
And be on the lookout about how you can reserve your times in advance for all the fun games and activities you will see here.
In the meantime, let me show you around….
Thanks for letting me show you around the Kids’ area! It’s going to be a really fun season!
Last night, my son had a baseball game. Husband was coaching. I was running the dugout. Our boys faced a tough team and played hard. Our son had a good game but made some mistakes that don’t usually happen. He was upset.
On the way home in the car, it was just the two of us. We were quiet for a few minutes, just relaxing and downloading all that had happened. Something prompted me to say, “I am proud of you”. I saw his stress start to melt away. He looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, “Why would you be proud of me?”
I told him that he doesn’t have to do anything spectacular on that field for me to be proud of him. As long as he tries his best, I will always be proud.
I reminded him that baseball is a tough sport. There is a very good chance you will strike out, drop a ball, miss a grounder, or be called out at a base. It is ok. You will not be perfect every time.
There were some good things that happened on the field. He had some good plays and hits, so we focused on those. I reminded him that the rest of the player development will come… just to keep working hard.
The conversation could have gone a very different way in the car on the way home. We could have focused on all that went wrong and how we were going to make it better, but instead, he needed to hear that I was proud. And my words made a difference.
Later he told me that those words made him feel better about himself. I hope so. I don’t want his self-worth to be dependent upon his performance on the field. He has a lot of heart, he loves the game, and as long as he is having fun and trying hard… I will ALWAYS be proud.
What a fun and meaningful day. It was a bittersweet day. We are excited for things to come but sad to say Goodbye to a place where we have spent so much time.
I’m really proud of the Braves Organization for working so hard to make this day so special for all of us, as we are life long Braves fans.
I loved seeing the alums during pre-game like Javy Lopez, Chipper Jones, Marcus Giles, Rafael Furcal, Adam LaRoche, Andruw Jones, Brian Jordan, and Gary Sheffield. We all loved the moment when Greg Maddox, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine walked in together from Centerfield to throw out the first pitch. To have Timothy Miller sing the National Anthem as well as ‘God Bless America’ was a special treat.
I’m so happy that our Braves are playing strong baseball, winning their last 12 out of 14, and ended the season well.
And of course, how perfect that Hank Aaron would throw out the final pitch to Bobby Cox in a great closing ceremony!
Thank you to the Atlanta Braves, for a very proper tribute.
So now we say, so long Turner Field! A new chapter begins at SunTrust Park! Go Braves!