Cleveland Indians Play Catch! set for Father's Day

Cleveland, OH-Just in time for Father's Day, the Indians have re-introduced the annual Play Catch! event, presented by Bob Evans Restaurants, set for Sunday, June 16.

Families and fans can treat Dad - or grads, or whoever else may want to experience the thrill of a big-league field -- to a unique opportunity to play catch on the green grass at Progressive Field after the Indians and Washington Nationals conclude their three-game interleague series.

The cost for Play Catch! is $15 per person for individual sessions, and tickets can be purchased by visiting Indians.com/PlayCatch. All proceeds of the event benefit Cleveland Indians Charities, celebrating its 25th year in 2013.

"Play Catch! fits well with our organizational goals of Creating Memories, Connecting Generations and Celebrating Families," said BOB DiBIASIO, the Indians Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. "There's no better way to celebrate a special occasion than to step on Progressive Field to play catch."

PlayCatch! sessions will be 15 minutes and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of 300 tickets will be available for each 15-minute session, and will be sold by session until each is at capacity before opening the next session for sale.

On the day of the event, participants must check in at the Play Catch! table in section 175, prior to the 7th inning. There, participants will complete a waiver and receive a wristband to participate. All participants should line up on the Gate A Ramp (section 175) beginning in the 9th inning.

In order to participate in Play Catch!, fans must be in attendance at the Indians vs. Nationals game on Sunday, June 16 and have purchased a separate Play Catch! ticket.

Bob Evans Restaurants, which also partners with the Indians on a program called "When the Indians Win, Kids Win" -- which allows kids to eat free after Indians victories -- also will also be presenting a check to Cleveland Indians Charities on Father's Day for $1,000 in recognition of a recent fundraiser they held at their restaurants during the Cincinnati Reds-Cleveland Indians series in the "Battle for Ohio." 

Play Catch! is just one of many special experiences available. Others include:

  • "Progressive" Dinner: four-course meal with a stop at four unique spots in the park, along with beverage pairings and a stadium tour.
  • Big League BP: Tribe fans can try their luck against former Indians hurler Len Barker, the last Indians pitcher to throw a perfect game. A ticket includes parking in the Indians Players Lot, name on the scoreboard, dinner on the field behind home plate and a souvenir T-shirt.
  • Indians One Day Baseball Experience: Play two games on Progressive Field while interacting with Indians alumni. In addition to two games, the package includes a complete uniform, lunch, free parking, a scoreboard mention, commemorative T-shirt and team photo.

For more information and to buy tickets to these and other special events at Progressive Field, visit Indians.com/SpecialEvents.