On Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m., we will sponsor a St. Paul Saints baseball game at Midway Stadium, 1771 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul. Arrive early at 5:00 p.m. for a tailgate party in the parking lot.
Our banners will hang in the stadium and we will rename the team the “Mr. Paul Aints.” The team will wear Mr. Paul Aints jerseys during the game, which will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for us and Volunteers Beyond Belief (http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/vbb). You may also order in advance a custom Mr. Paul Aints jersey with your name and a number on the back for $69 by visiting our online store (http://mnatheists.org/store).
The letter “S” will be covered up on the word “Saints” throughout the ballpark and we’ll have an information/greeting table at the main entrance. American Atheists president Dave Silverman will throw out the first ceremonial pitch of the game. After the game there will be a fireworks display.
The event is being advertised on the radio and on tens of thousands of pocket calendars as: “Join us for a night of unbelievable fun, sponsored by Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists.”
Special group rate tickets are available in the Outfield Reserved section for $12. (You’ll also receive a voucher for a free hot dog and soda at the game.) These special tickets will be available for a limited time, so get them while they last. To order online, go to saintsgroups.com (http://sp1.glitnirticketing.com/spticket/web/gpcaptcha.php?refresh=1338648905&refresh=), go through the Captcha screen, then use the code word “atheist”. Children under 2 who don’t require a seat are free.
This baseball game precedes the Minnesota Regional Atheists Conference co-sponsored by Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists. If you're coming from out of town (or if you're a local looking for extra fun) book a hotel room at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown St. Paul. You can get a special rate (http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSPMSDT-AAG-20120810/index.jhtml) if you book your room BEFORE JULY 22.
It's the venue of the aforementioned Regional Atheist Conference. Be sure to register for the conference (http://atheists.givezooks.com/events/minnesota-atheists-regional-conference) if you want to attend. Confirmed speakers include PZ Myers, Dave Silverman, Teresa MacBain, Hector Avalos, Ayanna Watson, Andy Thomson, and Robert Price. A downtown pub crawl will follow the end of the conference.