One of the first public schools to participate in the Miami Marlins’ “High School Field of Dreams” project, the Coral Gables High School Cavaliers varsity baseball team will play at the new Marlins Park on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at noon, against the Killian High Cougars.
To offset expenses, the Cavaliers are selling tickets to three different Marlins games this season that include a pass to the Apr. 10 Cavaliers- Cougars game as well. The team must sell 500 tickets to break even and hopefully more to help pay for new equipment and travel.
For $25, the ticket holder can choose from one of three Marlins’ games to attend: Friday, Apr. 27, against the Arizona Diamondbacks; Friday, June 8, against the Tampa Bay Rays, or Friday, July 27, against the San Diego Padres.
Head baseball Coach Phillip Wisser said it is about more than the game.
“I want to see these kids become successful in life. Baseball is a way for them to learn more about everything that matters like the responsibility of selling tickets and handling rejection. The spirit of the sport is to teach them life lessons that will make them better people in the end,” Wisser said.
Coral Gables High has a legacy of building ball players for the majors like Mike Lowell, retired third baseman and 2007 World Series MVP, and the Padres’ Yonder Alonso. Recent first round draft pick Alonso from the University of Miami is expected to be starting first baseman for the San Diego Padres game July 27 on sale through the Cavaliers.
For more information contact Coach Wisser at firstname.lastname@example.org.