The Charleston RiverDogs are will take the field as Los Perros Santos for four games during the 2019 season: Sat., June 8; Sun., June 9; Thurs., July 11; and Tues., Aug 6.
The initiative is part of Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversión”, or Fun Cup, which aims to celebrate the Latinx community in baseball. In addition to a special Spanish-speaking youth baseball clinic at the Joe, the RiverDogs are partnering with Berkeley County School District and MUSC Health for Festival de Lectura, which will incentivize and reward students who meet reading goals.
“We are so excited that the RiverDogs have partnered with us to make learning fun,” said Eddie Ingram, the Berkeley schools superintendent, in a press release. “We have over 42 languages and 3 dialects spoken by our students so we appreciate any effort to improve literacy efforts with English learners in our communities as they continue to become more diverse each day. We’re looking forward to celebrating these students with the RiverDogs as they reach all of the goals set out before them.”
You can get more information and to buy tickets to the games online now.
If you can’t wait to pick up the Día de los Muertos inspired merch in person, Los Perros Santos tees, jerseys, and hats are available online now.