There’ll be a ‘Green Out’ at Greer on Saturday

Friday, June 12, 2009 at 12:14pm
Staff Reports

Greer Stadium will become “Green Stadium” on Saturday when the Nashville Sounds take on the Memphis Redbirds, as the team, Nashville Electric Service, TVA and the mayor host the 2nd Annual Sounds Go Green Night to support energy-efficiency and sustainable living.

Fans can join Mayor Karl Dean before the game and walk through a green exhibit area full of helpful information to conserve resources and save money. Sounds players will sport special green-colored uniforms on the field, and fans are encouraged to wear green as well.

Kilowatt Ours will show their award-winning film on energy efficiency and Yazoo Brewing Company will offer tokens to the first 50 customers who sign up to purchase green power through TVA. Plus, kids will love Louie the Lightning Bug and the “guess the number of cans” contest.

Stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m. and first pitch is set for 6. As a highlight of the evening, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Mayor Dean will hit the field to introduce the Gild family, who will be the first family in Nashville to take the Mayor’s Environmental Pledge.

The Mayor's Pledge consists of five simple actions that individuals can take to help make Nashville a more sustainable city. Following the pledge, NES President & CEO Decosta Jenkins will throw out the first pitch of the game.

Fans are invited to Electric customers can sign up for Green Power Switch or a new In-Home Evaluation and be entered to win several giveaways throughout the night.

To purchase tickets for Sounds Go Green Night, visit the team’s Web site or call 615-690-HITS, ext. 2.