Friday, August 8, 2008

Atlanta Braves to Honor Skip Caray with Tribute and Celebration

The Atlanta Braves have announced plans to honor the life of longtime broadcaster and friend, Skip Caray on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

The Braves invite all fans to come and pay tribute to the legendary voice of the team on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Turner Field. Speakers include Braves Chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, longtime broadcast partner and friend Pete Van Wieren and Skip's son Chip Caray. Another longtime broadcast partner and friend, Joe Simpson, will lead the event.

Cherished moments will be shared and video tributes will air throughout the ballpark. Fans who wish to attend can park in the Green lot and enter through the Plaza gates. Gates will open at 9 a.m.

Tuesday night's game, ironically versus the Chicago Cubs, will continue the celebration of Skip's life and career with a special pre-game ceremony with the Caray family and the entire night will be filled with video clips and first person stories shown on Braves Vision.

The game begins at 7:10 p.m., with the pre-game ceremonies beginning at 6:45 p.m.

As a reminder the family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to the following organizations:

Camp Twin Lakes or
P.O. Box 933507
Atlanta, GA 31193-3507

Small Dog Rescue (will only accept donations online)

Winship Cancer Institute or
Plaza 1000
762 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-4001

Fayette Front Page
Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone

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