Earlier this week, the Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) announced that their mascot, Parker T. Bear, had become an ordained minister, and that he would perform wedding ceremonies on Thursday. From the looks of it, the promotion was a success.
In what is believed to be a first in either minor or major league baseball, the ordained Parker T. Bear oversaw both weddings and vowel renewals as part of the Grizzlies’ “My Big Fat Fresno Wedding Show” promotion. The event allowed couples with a marriage license to turn out to Chukchansi Park, and receive two tickets for $20.
The couples who took part in the ceremonies got into the spirit of the promotion, wearing Grizzlies’ gear in place of traditional wedding regalia. Overall six couples participated in the event, including three marriages and three vowel renewals.
Along with the ceremonies, the Grizzlies added a few other elements to make the night more complete. Wedding vendors were on hand to assist attendees with their future ceremonies, while the team also hosted Ladies Night along with its weekly Tecate Thursday, which features $2 Tecate & Tecate Light and $1 Sodas.
As an added bonus, the hometown fans were treated to a good night on the field. The Grizzlies pulled out a close 5-4 victory, completing a four-game sweep over the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
All images courtesy of the Fresno Grizzlies