Hoppers headed home and you might win a Harley…

Inside the Upcoming Hoppers Hoppin’ Fun Homestand

Greensboro opens its second homestand of the season Tuesday as the Grasshoppers open a two-game set against Kannapolis at 7 p.m. The six-game homestand includes a 10:45 a.m. game on Wednesday before the Hoppers welcome Hagerstown to NewBridge Bank Park for four games beginning Thursday.

Currently Greensboro boasts a 12-6 record and is one win shy of matching its best start (through 20 games) in franchise history when the Hoppers went 13-7 in 2007.

The Hoppers are coming off of a six-game road trip in which they posted a 4-2 record including a two-game sweep against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Saturday and Sunday.

Greensboro, N.C. – Harley-Davidson of Greensboro/High Point has teamed up with the Greensboro Grasshoppers in an effort to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont.

A Harley-Davidson VROD motorcycle has been donated to the charity by Harley-Davidson of Greensboro/High Point and volunteers will be selling raffle tickets during all Grasshopper home games throughout the 2008 season. Tickets will also be available at Harley Davidson Greensboro, Harley Davidson High Point, Wolf Creek Harley-Davidson in Reidsville and online at www.bbbscp.com.

“We’re thrilled that we can partner with a great company in Harley-Davidson to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sister program of our community,” said Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore. “Given the Grasshoppers’ pre-existing relationship with Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, it seemed like a perfect fit that we would join forces to give back to such a deserving organization.”

The bike was custom painted and has been nicknamed “The Baseball Bike”. The Baseball Bike will be on display at NewBridge Bank Park throughout the season either in the Hoppers Yard on non-game days or on the concourse during Grasshopper games. Raffle tickets for your chance to win the motorcycle can be purchased at the NewBridge Bank Park for $5 each or five-for-$20. The drawing for the winner will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 during the Hoppers game against the Augusta GreenJackets.

*****from Justin Stottlemyre Hoppers’ media assistant*****