MHC Marlins Offer Special Ticket Pricing July 21 Through Connect Carteret
The Morehead City Marlins are halfway through an exciting season, boasting a 20-12 record with wins against teams across North Carolina and beyond. Wins are surely something to celebrate, but that’s not the only ball that the team has its eye on. Just as important? Being a great community partner to local businesses and organizations–like the Chamber’s own Connect Carteret young professionals network.
In the spirit of community collaboration, the Marlins and Connect Carteret invite Chamber members and guests to come out for the Connect Carteret Summer Social: A Night Out With the Marlins on Friday, July 21st.
Thanks to this partnership with the Marlins, all tickets purchased through Connect Carteret are just $10 and include a voucher for a free hot dog. In addition to the ballgame, attendees will enjoy a fireworks show and have the chance to win prizes, including free a ticket to the Chamber’s $10,000 Reverse Drawing August 12.
“We are extremely excited to support Connect Carteret’s mission of supporting local businesses by hosting their next social event at Big Rock Stadium against the Peninsula Pilots,” Marlins General Manager Dave Lipay said. “One of the main goals for the Morehead City Marlins organization is to engage with local organizations and the surrounding community.”
Connect Carteret accomplishes that same community-centric goal through its social events and programs. The group meets for monthly socials at locally owned businesses, takes part in service projects for local non-profits, hosts free professional development events and will soon be announcing a fundraising event to take place in the fall.
Connect Carteret Chair Nataleigh Fabian (HomeFront Realty Services) calls the group “a gateway to growth, collaboration, and friendship.”
“As a young professional who recently relocated to the area, I have come to appreciate the tremendous value of community,” she said. “Joining forces with the Morehead City Marlins and others in our community doesn’t just make for a good time; it is an investment in our collective success.”
Both Lipay and Fabian stressed how important it is for businesses and organizations in smaller communities to prioritize mutually beneficial partnerships, from day to day business transactions to charitable giving.
“We’re all here for the same reason,” Fabian said, “To build the foundation for the future while investing back into in the community that supports us. Partnering with the Marlins, an organization that shares similar goals, just makes sense.”
In addition to the Marlins work with Connect Carteret this summer, the team has spearheaded a summer literacy outreach program with the Carteret County Library System and Morehead City Library. Year round they foster relationships with local businesses, using their ballpark platform to provide them extra visibility in the community.
Fabian said she looks forward to future collaborations with the Marlins and other likeminded organizations: “An abundance of opportunities are waiting to be seized.”