Skeeters Launch Deacon’s Dugout

Today, the Sugar Land Skeeters introduced Deacon’s Dugout, an initiative to bring deserving youths to a Skeeters game during the 2012 season. Deacon’s Dugout, a dream of Deacon Jones, Hall of Fame Scout and Special Assistant to the President for the Skeeters, will provide 16 tickets per game to deserving youth and families. The initiative is generously underwritten by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Physician Organization.

“When I was eight years old, I went to my first big league game, and it sparked something within me,” said Deacon Jones, the long-time Sugar Land resident. “Every youngster should endeavor to be the best that they can be, despite the privileges they may or may not have received in life. It’s my hope that baseball can foster life’s lessons for these kids, just as it did for me.”

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More Major Talent Signed

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today the signing of three Major League Baseball players for the inaugural season. Pitchers Gary Majewski and Heath Phillips and catcher Colt Morton join the Skeeters’ roster. Houstonian Sean Morgan and Ofilio Castro also join the club.

Majewski, a right-handed pitcher from Houston, Texas, arrives at Sugar Land bringing in more than six years of major league experience. He was originally drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round with the 59th overall pick, but wasn’t given his first MLB appearance until 2004 with the Montreal Expos. Since his debut, Majewski has a combined 231 appearances on the mound primarily with the Expos, Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds holding a 4.75 ERA in 242 innings pitched.

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Local food, local music, local artists = lots of culture and plenty of family fun!

This weekend, we are gearing up for the art show at the Imperial Sugar Char House. Over 75 local artists will be on site from 10am until 6pm showcasing their absolutely stunning pieces of art.

So, why not plan a day of fun for the whole family? Head out to the Imperial Farmers Market to pick up your groceries from local farmers and vendors, then walk right on over to the Char House to check out some amazing art made by your neighbors!

In the meantime, take a look at some art made on site at the Imperial Farmers Market by local artist Fahmi Khan. Simply gorgeous!

Roger Creager to Peform at Sugar Land Skeeters

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that Roger Creager will perform at the “Best in Texas” pregame concert July 6 along with the rest of their 2012 promotional schedule including some of the most unique promotional events in the Houston area.

“The beauty of Minor League Baseball is you get be creative,” said Tom Gorman, Executive Producer of the Sugar Land Skeeters. “We try to have acts that are not only entertaining but also what you wouldn’t traditionally see at other sport venues. We will not only have a great local artist in Roger Creager, but also Cowboy Monkeys, a Man who lights himself on fire and more.”

Music will play a large part of the entertainment during the Skeeters Inaugural Season with several game concerts. Country artist Roger Creager comes to Sugar Land on July 6. Fans will enjoy the sounds of Texas Country during the Bud Light “Best in Texas” pregame concert and Texas A&M Alumni Night. The first ever “Battle of the Bands” presented by Bud Light will be August 2. Sign your band up to take part of the in-game competition at Constellation Field. Between every inning, local bands will compete for your praise and the grand prize. Continue reading

Skeeters Release 100 Opening Day Tickets for Sale

Single game tickets for all 70 home games of the Sugar Land Skeeters 2012 Inaugural Season, including 100 previously held seats for Opening Day which have been released to the public, will go on sale starting Saturday, March 17 at the Skeeters Pro Shop, Sugar Land Town Square, 16160 City Walk. Fans are encouraged to get to the ticket office in Sugar Land Town Square early on Saturday as only a limited number of tickets remain for Opening Weekend.

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 17 the limited number of remaining seats for the four home games of Opening Weekend (Thursday April 26, Friday April 27, Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29) will be available ONLY IN PERSON at the Skeeters Pro Shop during the day long celebration of MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL coming to Houston. Those who are the first through the door will have their choice of the best available seats. Fans are asked not to start camping out for tickets before Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m.

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Do you have the luck o’ the Irish?

This weekend we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Grab your grocery list, don all of your greenest gear, wrestle your favorite pup into a cute, St. Patrick’s Day costume, and head out to The Farmers Market at Imperial for a day of frolicsome fun.

Pick out some fresh green veggies from our local farmers and stock up on sweet, golden honey that tastes like it was found at the end of the rainbow.

From 10am until noon, Darci’s All About Dogs and You Train…With Dee will be hosting a dog party and costume contest. Treats will be served and prizes will be given for the best costume!

We’ll see you at The Market!

Texas Olive Ranch, the source for all of your olive oil needs!

This week’s featured farmer is Texas Olive Ranch. Texas Olive Ranch is located between Carrizo Springs and Asherton on FM 1557. You can’t miss it. There’s a big sign on the fence that says Texas Olive Ranch, a waving Texas flag, and 40,000 beautiful olive trees.  The 100% Pure Texas Extra Virgin Olive Oil is pressed from arbequina variety olives grown at the ranch. The arbequina variety was developed in Spain and is especially suitable for growing in the sandy loam soil of the Middle Rio Grande Valley, where the climate is very similar to southern Spain. In addition to the arbequina variety, we grow two other varieties: arbosana, also Spanish in origin; and koroneiki, a Greek variety. Please visit http://texasoliveranch.com/about.html for more information.

Rain or shine, the Farmers Market at Imperial is open for business!

According to local meteorologists, tomorrow is expected to  be a day full of the much needed rain that Sugar Land and the surrounding area missed out on this past summer. Despite the rain, our farmers and vendors will be on site bright and early to serve all of your cooking, baking, crafting, and shopping needs.

So grab your umbrella, put the kids in their raincoats and galoshes, and head on out to the Farmers Market at Imperial. We’ll be waiting for you!

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