Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves
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The Bulls open a three-game set with the Gwinnett Braves. That night’s game, presented by Hilton Durham, will be followed by the season’s first Friday Night Fireworks show, presented by bioMerieux.
On Saturday, April 15 the Bulls will celebrate Negro League Night in association with Jackie Robinson Day. For that evening’s 6:35 p.m. game the team will don throwback Negro League-style uniforms – all with the number 42 – to pay tribute to the legacy of Durham’s local Negro League stars.
The season’s first homestand comes to a close against the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A affiliate on Easter Sunday, April 16, when gates will open at 3 p.m. for that evening’s 5:05 p.m. contest. Children can participate in an Easter egg drop on the field that day, as thousands of candy-stuffed eggs will be dropped onto the DBAP outfield by helicopter beginning at 3:30 p.m. One side of the outfield will be designated for children ages 5-8, and the other side of the outfield will be designated for children ages 9-12. For children ages four and below, Easter eggs will be hand-placed in Wool E. World prior to the helicopter drop. The egg drop will be limited to 350 fans on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans wishing to participate in the egg drop can register in advance here. Following the game children can show off their speed, as Kids Run the Bases presented by Nature’s Twist.