WALDORF, Md. – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, in partnership with Charles Regional Medical Center at the University of Maryland, will hold their Juneteenth Night on Saturday, June 18e. In conjunction with the Blue Crabs game against the Lancaster Barnstormers at 6:35 p.m. on June 18ethe Blue Crabs and Charles University Regional Medical Center invite all of Southern Maryland to join in the Juneteenth Recognition.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday, serving as the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. Juneteenth was officially established as a federal holiday in June 2021, and the Blue Crabs and UMCRMC are working to provide a place for all of Southern Maryland to gather and celebrate this holiday.
The evening will include continuing education on the context and significance of this holiday. Additionally, two former Negro League players and a traveling Negro League museum will be present at the game.
The Blue Crabs will also wear special jerseys, renamed the Baltimore Elite Giants, one of the great teams in the Negro League. All jerseys worn during the game will be auctioned off and may be auctioned HERE.
“We are thrilled to work with the Blue Crabs to celebrate African American history and culture,” said Noel Cervino, UM Charles Regional President and CEO. “Disease prevention is a core part of our health mission, so we appreciate the opportunity to work with these three service organizations to help educate and inform people about the health issues identified in our health needs assessment. community that affect all residents of the county, but are of primary importance. importance among African Americans.
Blue Crabs General Manager Courney Knichel added: “It is extremely important to our organization that we celebrate this monumental holiday, and partnering with UMCRMC was a no brainer. We want to provide our community with a central location to celebrate Juneteenth for years to come.
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