They're doing it again! The Miami Marlins are supporting the Key West Police Athletic League by proclaiming August 27, 2023, as Key West Night. During the July meeting, Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission proclaimed August 27, 2023, as Miami Marlins Day.
The August 27th game pits the Marlins against the Washington Nationals, and it's the third year in a row that the Marlins have supported PAL with a special Key West Night. Key West residents will receive a special ticket price and $5 of each ticket will be donated to PAL.
City Manager Al Childress will throw out the first pitch at that game. At half time, a group of Key West kids will join Marlins' mascot Billy on the field during the seventh inning stretch to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman has worked with Florida Keys Media's Rick Lopez each year to make this happen, noting that Key West has always been a baseball town.
Tickets are available on the Miami Marlins' website at: https://www.mlb.com/marlins/tickets/specials/key-west.
PAL's programs are designed to get children involved in sports and in educational programs. It provides a safe place where kids can go after school and on weekends. It encourages teamwork and strong self-esteem. PAL supports computer classes after school and provides entertaining and educational camps during the summer and on holidays.