Bat N' Rouge

It’s softball with a twist, and will happen at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday, September 9, 2011 beginning at 6:45p.m.. This charity softball game will benefit the Arcata Forest Fund and is a collaborative effort between the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and many community members. Goals for this event include but are not limited to; raising awareness and money for the Arcata Forest Fund, to create collaborations within our community, and to be the kick-off event for Humboldt County Pride Weekend.

 

The Arcata Forest Fund Committee has been working on raising funds for the purchase of key parcels between the Arcata and Sunny Brae Community Forests.  When complete, the four mile long Arcata Ridge Trail will connect the Arcata and Sunny Brae Community Forests together and beyond to West End Road.  Donations are held in the Arcata Forest Fund at Humboldt Area Foundation. The Arcata Forest Fund provides a source for private donations to assist the City of Arcata in purchasing land adjacent to the Arcata Community Forest and the Sunny Brae Forest. Private contributions help the City by providing leverage for Federal, State and non-profit foundation grant funds. The acquisition of the Arcata Ridge Trail parcels will provide permanent protection of open space, timber resources and watershed values, wild life habitat, corridors and access for recreation. 

 

Bat N' Rouge is a wacky softball game with all the bells and whistles of a conventional softball game including Pom Pom Queens-the PPQs. The rules have been waived, cheating is a great thing, and homeruns can be purchased. The entire game is professionally choreographed by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with music and traditional ball game sound effects. Community members, "Notables", and "Politicos" are very excited to change from their traditional clothing into "drag garb" and batter-up, all while raising money for a great cause.  In addition to softball, there will be major audience participation. Food and beer will be available for purchase and a special All-Star/VIP section will be offered in the picnic area were attendees (who pay more) will be wined and dinned in a more exclusive manner and attendees will witness the "Parade of Politicians" (politicos active in Humboldt County Politics).


Last year we had over 1200 attendees for this family-friendly event. Bat N' Rouge has been planned and implemented across the United States for years- creating awareness and raising funds for many non-profits. 


General Admission Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at all five HealthSPORT locations (Fortuna, Eureka, Arcata, and Mckinleyville) in Eureka at Good Relations and Lost Coast Brewery, in Arcata at Arcata Exchange, Peoples Records, or on line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/186705. All Star VIP tickets are $75 and include a pre-game BBQ beginning with drink beginning at 5:00pm  by Plaza Grill Catering and special seating and can be purchased at the above locations.


Friend us on Facebook at Bat N’ Rouge---or call Debi at 707-845-3873.


Batter up and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 9, 2011!

Bat N’ Rouge

Pom Pom Queens

The Eureka Sisters

Eureka Sisters

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2010 video 
The Michael The K 
Experience:
Bat'N' Rougehttp://www.archive.org/details/AH-Michael_the_K_experience_ep6?start=299.5
2010
Photos
http://www.queerhumboldt.org/photos/BatNRouge2010/
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