It is hard to believe that the 2017 baseball season is already approaching its last stretch. But not to worry, sports fans. The Tacoma Rainiers still have a whole month of baseball left to play. Here is a list of a few specialty nights at Cheney Stadium in the month of August. Whether it is flashing the colors of an alma mater or supporting a good cause, Cheney Stadium is the summer place where Tacoma celebrates. “Specialty nights are just another way to help our community,” says Brett Gleason, media and communications manager for Tacoma Rainiers. “Not only are we connecting with our community, the money made from the auctions will continue to benefit them.”

August 4 – Paint the Park Purple

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Paint the Park Purple night is a popular one at Cheney Stadium. Photo credit: Tacoma Rainiers

It is time for Husky fans to don that particular royal shade of purple and head over to Cheney Stadium for Paint the Park Purple. Alumni (as well as friends, family and followers) of the University of Washington can show off their school spirit as the local boys face the Memphis Redbirds. Players will be wearing specialty jerseys available for auction on the concourse during the game. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the UW Tacoma scholarship program.

August 5 – Color Cheney Crimson

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Even Rhubarb breaks out the red for Color Cheney Crimson night. Photo credit: Tacoma Rainiers

If purple is not your thing, perhaps crimson and grey is more to your liking. Washington State University’s Color Cheney Crimson night is an opportunity for WSU alumni and fans to show support for their beloved Cougs. While the Rainiers go head to head with the Memphis Redbirds, guests can expect a pregame tailgate, the Cougar Cruiser in the concourse and so much more. Players will be wearing special WSU jerseys that will be auctioned at the concourse during the game with proceeds going to the WSU Alumni Association.

August 10 – First Responders Night

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First Responders Night is held to honor our local heroes. Photo credit: Tacoma Rainiers

While the Rainiers take on the Nashville Sounds, First Responders Night will honor those brave men and women who run toward danger while everyone else is running away. First responders get a choice of three special options for enjoying the game, starting with the Reserved Seat Ticket (includes a hot dog, chips and bottled water), the All-American + Ticket (Box or Reserved seats based on availability, complimentary beer, wine, soda, water and ballpark snacks at designated stands and a commemorative event T-shirt), or the Party Deck + Ticket (exclusive access to the First Responders Party Deck sponsored by BNSF Railway, complimentary ballpark snacks, beer, wine, soda and water and a commemorative event t-shirt).

August 13 – Pink at the Park

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Pink at the Park is an annual event. Photo credit: Tacoma Rainiers

Once again, the Tacoma Rainiers have partnered with the Carol Milgard Breast Center to host their annual Pink in the Park, a day aimed at raising necessary funds to help subsidize mammogram screenings for medically underserved women in the South Sound. While the Rainiers duke it out with the Reno Aces, players will be wearing specialty jerseys that will be signed and available through a live auction during the game, as well as a silent auction on the concourse. All proceeds will go directly to the Carol Milgard Breast Center.

For more details on these or any Tacoma Rainiers game, visit their website. Tickets are available online, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Cheney Stadium Box Office located at 2502 S. Tyler Street in Tacoma.

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