Gwinnett Braves to Host “Eagle Ranch Night” June 29

Atlanta Braves Legend Phil Niekro Makes Special Appearance to Support North Georgia’s Largest Children’s Home

Chestnut Mountain – The Gwinnett Braves will host “Eagle Ranch Night” on Monday, June 29, as the team faces the Louisville Bats at 7 p.m.  The evening is designed to raise awareness about Eagle Ranch’s mission to serve North Georgia children in crisis.

Atlanta Braves’ Hall of Fame pitcher, Phil Niekro, will take the mound, sharing the honors of the first pitch with a child from Eagle Ranch. Eagle Ranch Executive Director Eddie Staub will serve as the honorary “tenth man.” Prior to the game a brief video about Eagle Ranch will be shown, and the Ranch will be highlighted throughout the evening. An information table and staff will be on hand to provide more information about the Ranch and how families can learn more about the program.

Founded in 1985, Eagle Ranch provides a Christ-centered home for nearly 70 boys and girls, ages 8 to 18. Children receive help in every area of their lives, including spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical.  An on-campus school serves Ranch children in grades 6-9.

The Gwinnett Braves are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, and are in the International League. Games are held at the new Gwinnett Stadium, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. Parking is free. For more information about the game and purchasing tickets visit or call 678-277-0300.

About Eagle Ranch

Eagle Ranch works with children in crisis, focusing on family restoration and reunification. Since its founding in 1985, the Ranch has served over 700 boys and girls, providing Christ-centered home life, counseling and education for the children on a 270-acre campus in southern Hall County. Through its global outreach program – the Wings Initiative – Eagle Ranch also equips others called to develop homes for children in need. For more information, contact Eagle Ranch at 770-967-8500, or log onto


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