Braves Country Caravan rolls through four states, 23 cities in 13 days

The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, headed out on January 27 for a two week tour around metro Atlanta and the Southeast that saw the team travel more than 3,000 miles and visit 23 cities in 13 days.  In addition to hosting 13 autograph signings at Academy Sports + Outdoors and two autograph signings at Taco Mac restaurants in four states, the Braves Caravan also visited Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, youth baseball camps, children’s hospitals, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and a metro Atlanta fire station, visiting more than 3,000 students, 500 troops, 500 patients at Children's hospitals and signing more than 6,000 autographs

Braves taking part in the annual Country Caravan included: Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Tim Hudson, Dan Uggla, Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Tommy Hanson, Michael Bourn, Jonny Venters, Eric O’Flaherty, Tyler Pastornicky, Eric Hinske, David Ross, Jair Jurrjens, Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran, Brandon Beachy, Matt Diaz, Cory Gearrin, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, coaches Roger McDowell, Terry Pendleton, Eddie Perez, Greg Walker, Scott Fletcher, Carlos Tosca, Brian Snitker, general manager Frank Wren, assistant general manager Bruce Manno, alumni including Javy Lopez, Zane Smith, Greg McMichael, and Johnny Estrada, and broadcasters Jim Powell, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson, and Ben Ingram.

The team’s annual tour through Braves Country included 70 hours of travel on the Braves Caravan RV as the team made 37 stops around metro Atlanta and in cities including Charlotte, Spartanburg, Decatur, Snellville, Columbus, Montgomery, Auburn, McDonough, Macon, Augusta, Columbia, Birmingham, Hoover, Lilburn, Athens, Nashville, Franklin, Rome, Cumming, Greenville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. 

 

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