Braves Country Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, sets out on tour of Southeast

Details announced for January 21 visit to Spartanburg, S.C.

ATLANTA - With the 2015 Major League Baseball season quickly approaching, the Atlanta Braves are setting out into Braves Country for their annual caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. The caravan will make stops throughout the Southeast starting on Tuesday, January 20, and concluding on Saturday, January 31.

The Braves Country Caravan gives fans the opportunity to interact with Braves players, coaches and broadcasters before the new season kicks off in April. Caravan stops will include autograph sessions at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores, community appearances, and private events with A List Members.

For more information about the Braves Country Caravan, visit

Wednesday, January 21 - Spartanburg, S.C.
Scheduled to appear: Steve Janas (school only), Todd Cunningham, Braeden Schlehuber***

Steve Janas, a pitcher for the Rome Braves, attended Mountain View Elementary School as a child.   The Marietta native went on to play baseball at Kennesaw State University before being drafted by the Braves in 2013. On January 21, things will come full circle for Janas as he returns to Mountain View Elementary School with the Braves Caravan to share his experience with current students. The day will also be a family affair for Janas as he shares in it with his mother, who is a physical education teacher at Mountain View. 

9:30-11 a.m.                       Mountain View Elementary School
Players will assist students in a baseball-themed scavenger hunt in media center and visit classrooms in school.
(Please note: this is a media event only and not open to the public - RSVP to media contact below).

3448 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Please park in the school lot, and check in at the main entrance.

3:30 - 5 p.m.                      Spartanburg Academy Sports + Outdoors autograph signing
(Please note: interviews will take place from 3:15-3:30 p.m. - this event is open to the public).
100 Peachwood Centre Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29301

***Appearances subject to change


About Atlanta Braves
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About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a $4 billion, premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates 190 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and