The Tri-City ValleyCats (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are planning a unique tribute to Friends, as the club will become the SmellyCats for one game.
Scheduled for September 1 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium , the “The One with the Friends Theme” promotion will pay homage to the hit TV series Friends. For that game, the ValleyCats will become the Tri-City SmellyCats and take the field in specialty SmellyCats jerseys.
The jerseys will be auctioned during the game to benefit the Upstate New York MS Society, which hosted a walk at “The Joe” in May.
“The MS Society has had tremendous success in the Capital Region, thanks to the generous people who live here,” said Kyla Manny, an MS Society representative. “We are thankful for the opportunity to continue to work with the ValleyCats to raise money and defeat a terrible disease.”
The SmellyCats jersey is just one of several that the ValleyCats are planning for the 2017 season. Among the club’s other specialty jerseys include Christmas in July, Harry Potter Quidditch, and Make-a-Wish.
The ‘Christmas in July’ tops will benefit the Salvation Army with a jersey auction on July 12, when the ‘Cats take on the defending New York-Penn League champion State College Spikes.
When the ValleyCats host the Vermont Lake Monsters on Sunday, July 30, the team will don retro Houston Astros blue jerseys in celebration of Make-a-Wish Northeastern New York’s ‘30 Years of Wishes’ celebration. The jerseys, which feature a tile portrait of Capital Region wish kids, will be also be distributed via an auction during the game.
On Monday, August 7, the ‘Cats will wear Harry Potter-themed jerseys and host a raffle during the game to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.