News Release

Let The Good Times Roll During Verizon Wireless Mardi Gras Night at Zephyr Field Saturday, August 3

July 18, 2002

Macy Bodenhamer
macy.bodenhamer@verizonwireless.com
281-876-5227

Mickey Triche
New Orleans Zephyrs
Director of Marketing
mickeyt@zephyrsbaseball.com
504-734-5155 ext. 267

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Why wait until February to celebrate Mardi Gras? Well, this year you don't have to! Head to Zephyr Field, and laissez les bon temps rouler! (That's French for 'Let the good times roll!') On Saturday, August 3, fans revelers of every age will enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Verizon Wireless Mardi Gras Night event at Zephyr Field.

"We believe that every night at Zephyr Field is a festive, party-like atmosphere complete with exciting baseball action," Mickey Triche, Zephyrs director of marketing said. "And that will truly be the case on August 3. We've got special Mardi Gras baseball caps free for the first 2,500 paid fans, a Mardi Gras costume contest and, after the game, kick back and watch Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues in concert. It's the best entertainment value in town. "

Verizon Wireless Mardi Gras Night includes:

  • The 6:05 p.m. baseball game between the New Orleans Zephyrs and the Fresno Grizzlies
  • Mardi Gras Costume Contest with the winner receiving two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
  • Post-game concert series featuring Bobby Cure and The Summertime Blues
  • Dizzy bat race, river race, fast-pitch and trivia contests, Frisbee tosses, appearances by Zephyr mascots Boudreaux and Clotile and much more.

"This event promises to deliver a day of family fun!" said Katherine Greene, region president-Houston/Gulf Coast, Verizon Wireless. "There is a little bit of something for every member of your family. From young to old and every age in between, the Verizon Wireless Mardi Gras Night event promises to be an entertaining evening at Zephyr Field."

Verizon Wireless is title sponsor of the Mardi Gras Night event. For ticket and event information please call 504-734-5155.

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