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Jumbo Shrimp to Host Child, Parent as Only Fans Tuesday

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

In partnership with Dreams Come True, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Class AA; Southern League) will host a Jacksonville Dreamer and his father as the only fans in attendance for Tuesday’s game.Dreams Come True Literal 2 For Tuesday will feature a party outside the ballpark, and see the club break a Southern League record with an attendance of just two people.

Josh Ribeiro, Jr., the Jacksonville Dreamer who will be joined by his father Josh Ribeiro, Sr., will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7:05 p.m. contest on July 30. Conveniently, the literal 2 For Tuesday, with just two fans inside the ballpark, doubles as Authentic Jumbo Shrimp Jersey Giveaway Night, as the first two fans through the gates will receive an authentic Jumbo Shrimp jersey. Even with only two fans in attendance, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will be fully staffed with concession stands, food and drink hawkers and both press box and promotional staff. Additionally, part of the club’s broadcast for the game, which can be heard on, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and will come from outside the ballpark.

To help celebrate this historic night, the Jumbo Shrimp are holding a party outside the Budweiser Tiki Terrace with concessions available. When the game becomes official at the conclusion of the fifth inning, the club will open the gates for all fans to continue the celebration from inside the ballpark. The festivities include a group singing of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” for the Seventh Inning Stretch.

“We have had our Dreams Come True Literal 2 For Tuesday marked as a highlight on our promotional schedule all season long,” said general manager Harold Craw. “We think this will be such a special way for the community to embrace a Jacksonville Dreamer and help us break a record in a memorable and historic night at the ballpark. We look forward to celebrating both inside and outside the ballpark for this special occasion.”

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