The Braves are doing something really cool

AP Photo/John Bazemore
AP Photo/John Bazemore

If you want to do something good for society and catch an Atlanta Braves game at the same time, here’s the deal for you.

Today, the franchise announced a “Pay It Forward” weekend for the team’s Aug. 15-17 series at home against the Oakland Athletics.

According to the website, fans can purchase tickets for $30, $40 or $55 (seats closer to the field are more expensive). In addition to the ticket, fans will also receive a Braves sweatshirt blanket, and each ticket purchase will also come with a $5 donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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This is one of my favorite ideas the Braves have ever pitched for ticket sales because it helps a very good cause in the city. Social media has been great for showing how local businesses and sports teams all support each other – any time one of the teams plays a big game, other teams and companies tweet their well-wishes. Now, they can help each others’ pocketbooks.

Friday’s game will start at 7:35 p.m., Saturday’s game begins at 7:10 p.m. and Sunday’s game is a 1:35 p.m. first pitch.

Hopefully, the Braves sell out all three games against the A’s and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for CHOA.

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