Florence, Kentucky - FREEDOM Baseball Game - June 12 Jun 10, 2015 20:27:35 GMT -5
Post by Jedimom/Cor-Al Gelkar on Jun 10, 2015 20:27:35 GMT -5
I have been asked by the Florence Freedom Team to extend this Open Invite (below and attached), out to both Kentucky and Ohio fan groups, in order to encourage larger fan group participation. The Kentucky fan groups have OK’d me to do so and are copied.
The Florence Freedom offer an OPEN INVITE to costumed fan groups to attend their event this June 12th. This is approved by Lucasfilm. The contact information and details for the event are attached. Please feel free to share this broadly with your clubs!
Below is what we send to the Teams regarding Open Invites for Fan Group participation at sports games:
All SW nights events with Major and Minor league teams, are now considered OPEN INVITES. This means we do not have to cast and teams do not have to pay performers. Teams cannot ask for specific characters or specific amounts, but can set a maximum limit based on accommodations. Open Invites are just that- an invitation to fan groups to show up at an event in costume. Teams cannot direct fan group members to do any activities or be anywhere specific at any specific time - they may provide the groups with a list of activities to self-organize and participate in, but it is at fan group members’ own discretion. Since the fan groups are not being cast or paid, we no longer allow the characters to throw out first pitches, participate in puck drops, sing the National Anthem, or things of that nature – if they want, fan group members may escort a child or fan to the mound, etc., but must not be directed to do so. Characters should not hold, wear, sit in or stand on ANY branded item or logo, especially with a team emblem. The fan groups are welcome to be photographed with others wearing the team logo or in front of signage featuring the team logo, however.
Please letme know if you are interested in attending so I may contact the team/