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 www.Braves.com/caravan.
Monday, January 26 - Birmingham, Ala.
Scheduled to appear: Ian Thomas, Ross Wilson, Andrelton Simmons, and Braves alumni Albert Hall and Wes Helms ***
1:30-2:30 p.m. CST Hudson K-8 School
Braves players will join in on Hudson's first No Place for Hate anti-bullying assembly and participate in a Q&A before signing an anti-bullying pledge along with the students.
For several years, the Braves have been an advocate of No Place for Hate®, a program designed by the Anti-Defamation League to rally school-aged children around the goal of creating a welcoming community and stopping all forms of bias and bullying. In November, the Braves were honored by the Anti-Defamation League for their support of the ADL's No Place for Hate® initiative.
(Please note: this is a media event only and not open to the public - RSVP to media contact below).
3300 F. L. Shuttlesworth Drive
Birmingham, AL 35207
4-5:30 CST Birmingham Academy Sports + Outdoors autograph signing
Canika, one of the FOX Sports South Girls, will also be in Birmingham to play interactive games with fans for prizes including tickets to an upcoming Braves game.
(Please note: interviews will take place from 3:45-4 p.m. - this event is open to the public).
310 Doug Baker Blvd.
The Village at Lee Branch
Birmingham, AL 35242
***Appearances subject to change