Mavericks to host Superhero Night on Saturday

By CHAT News Today
July 12, 2018 - 3:45pm Updated: July 12, 2018 - 7:02pm


MEDICINE HAT, AB — The Medicine Hat Mavericks will get to be heroes, just for one day.

During Saturday night’s home game against the Fort McMurray Giants, the team celebrates its second-annual Superhero Night, and will take to the field in special comic book inspired jerseys for the game.

“It’s in support of the #DominicStrong Foundation and the Extra Life Foundation, which goes to the Alberta Children’s Hospital,” said Kimmie Phillips, operations manager with the club.

The jerseys were revealed Wednesday afternoon.

The jerseys will be auctioned off at the game for $105 each, with all proceeds going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital through Extra Life.

“There’s lots of kids fighting battles that you don’t know about, that’s kind of the concept of Superhero Night,” said Phillips. “They’re all superheroes within, and sometimes you don’t see the battles that the kids and the families are fighting, because they stay pretty strong throughout the whole process. It’s all in support of that.”

Phillips is also hoping fans will get into the spirit and dress up to attend Saturday’s game.

“This year, we have quite a few characters coming,” she said. “I can tell you that we have an Iron Man coming out, and we have a Boba Fett from Star Wars, and another couple of characters that you might see along the way. We’re hoping everybody dresses up in their best superhero gear. It will be interesting for people to showcase who their favourites are.”

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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