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A minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs has caused all sorts of problems after they cancelled a Family Night Celebration at the ballpark.
The Rocky Mountain Vibes had originally invited Save the Storks and Pikes Peak Citizens For Life to sponsor Family Night and sell tickets – which they did. Over 3,000 tickets between the pro-life group and the pro-family group.
But the baseball team pulled the plug just hours before the first pitch.
“We were delighted when the Rocky Mountain Vibes team came to us and asked if we could partner for Family Night. Now we are extremely disappointed and confused by this decision of the owners of the franchise and corporate owner of the UCHealth Park. UCHealth is a company that says they offer care for women and families but is shutting down a night specifically intended for them.
“Our sponsorship and support of this game has helped triple the average ticket sales to more than 3,000, clearly showing that the Colorado Springs community fully stands behind this night. My heart is broken that our friend Matt Hammitt and his son, Bowen, have been uninvited to perform at tonight’s game. Both are beautiful artists whose own work includes supporting families.
“We are encouraging our supporters to request refunds for their tickets and not attend an event that no longer welcomes families.”Diane Ferraro, Save the Storks
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Matt Hammitt was scheduled to sing along with his son, Bowen. The invitation to perform at the game was also rescinded.
Real classy, these folks.
The baseball team said the pro-lifers and pro-family groups would hinder their mission to provide fun and family entertainment.
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In a statement to FOX21, Rocky Mountain Vibes said in part:
“The Vibes made this decision after seeing the proposed assets from the partner in question because they felt that the partner would hinder the team’s mission in providing fun and affordable family entertainment.”
That explanation is not going over very well – and now many baseball fans are calling for a boycott of the Rocky Mountain Vibes.
It’s not so much that the baseball team hit a foul ball with pro-lifers. They struck out.
Bad vibes all around.
I’m Todd Starnes