MIAMI - The Miami Marlins begin a six-game homestand on Monday, September 1, with a three-game series against the New York Mets. Following an off-day on Thursday, the Marlins will host the Atlanta Braves for a three-game weekend series.
There will be two in-game check presentations taking place during this homestand; the first taking place on Friday, when the Miracle League will receive a check for $200,000 from the Marlins and the State of Florida. The Marlins and State of Florida joined efforts to raise funds to build a new field for the Miracle League. Then on Saturday, RHP Jose Fernandez will present a check to Raymond Rodriguez-Torres and the "Live Like Bella" Foundation as part of Star Wars Night and "Stand Up To Cancer."
The Marlins will celebrate Star Wars Night, presented by LucasFilm and benefitting "Stand Up To Cancer," on Saturday. Characters from LucasFilm's Star Wars series will be available for pregame photos in the Star Wars sections (Section 225 - 228) and will be doing in-game stunts with Billy The Marlin. Fans who purchase the special ticket package will receive a limited edition Jedi Billy Bobblehead, available while supplies last. The upcoming homestand also features ALS Day. On Sunday, the Marlins Foundation and the ALS Recovery Fund will partner to host ALS Day at Marlins Park. The Marlins will present a check of their annual contribution to the ALS Recovery Fund during pregame ceremonies, also playing Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" Speech prior to the game.
Also on Sunday, the first 5,000 kids, ages 12 and under, will receive a Marlins Julio the Octopus Kids Plush Doll courtesy of Barry University.