The Midwest League team will be hosting "Please Stay LeBron" night on July 1 — the first day of NBA free agency — and taking on the name of the LeLake LeCounty LeCaptains for a night.The Lake County Captains (Low Class A; Midwest League) will do their part to ensure that LeBron James returns to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season by hosting a “Please Stay LeBron” night on July 1, the first day of the NBA’s free agency period.
The Captains will re-name themselves the “LeLake LeCounty LeCaptains” for the evening and all LeCaptains players and staff will add the “Le” prefix to their first names. Fans are encouraged to wear their LeBron jerseys, shoes and other Cavaliers gear to the park.
The LeCaptains are partnering with The News-Herald, which will feature a full-page insert in the July 1 edition of the News-Herald that reads “Please Stay LeBron!” On the insert, there will be a special offer where fans can bring the insert to the LeCaptains box office that night and receive tickets for $6.00 each in honor of LeBron’s new jersey #6 next season. There will also be additional full-page inserts available inside LeClassic Park.
Sports Time Ohio (STO) will be at the LeClassic Park that day with the All Bets are Off show starring Bruce Drennan broadcasting live from Corona’s Castaways Bar inside the park. The STO show Beer Money will be taping a show at Castaways as well during the game that night. Fans will be allowed to enter the ballpark at 4 PM to watch All Bets are Off.
The Captains on-field host, LeGrover, will be wearing a custom “LeCaptains” jersey with #23 on the back. The jersey will be auctioned off during the game to benefit LeCaptains charities.
In-game promotions will include two fans doing their best Austin Carr impersonation of a highlight of LeBron, plus an on-field slam dunk contest featuring a mini hoop and three young fans being judged by LeGrover, LeSkipper and LeCaptain LeTony.
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