SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Bring your glove! The fun begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, for an evening of baseball, freebies and surprises at the 8th Annual Everett AquaSox Tobacco-free Night, sponsored by Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Human Services. Parking is free and admission is reasonable at $6. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett.
“We have ‘tobacco-free’ baseball caps ready to give the first 1,000 youngsters to arrive at the park,” said Jonnae Tillman, health educator for Snohomish Health District’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Volunteers from the Youth Action Network will help distribute the caps and more than 500 prizes throughout the game. Additionally, the Health District will hand out the 2001 edition of a guide to smoke-free restaurants in Snohomish County, and will promote its “Auto Be Smoke Free” campaign to reduce passenger exposure to secondhand smoke in cars.
“The ballpark holds over 4,000 fans and we anticipate a full house to enjoy our activities AND watch the home team square off against the Tri-City Dust Devils. Who can resist a summer night of good, smoke-free fun?” said Tillman.
The Everett AquaSox are the short-season Class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners organization from whose ranks have risen stars such as Gil Meche and Jose Cruz Jr.
Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about the Health District at www.snohd.org.