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Entertainment group to perform during game, sponsored by Clements’ Marketplace

One of the most entertaining nights of the summer is coming to Cardines Field on Monday, July 11, as the Newport Gulls will welcome the ZOOperstars! performance group to the City-by-the-Sea, sponsored by Clements’ Marketplace and Lee’s Market, when the Gulls take on the New Bedford Bay Sox at 6:35 p.m.

“We’re very excited to bring this unique group to Cardines Field,” said Newport Gulls General Manager Chuck Paiva. “Clements’ Marketplace Night 2016 is going to be fantastic for our fans and families attending the game. I’ve known about the ZOOperstars! for years, and I’m thrilled that Clements’ has partnered with the Gulls to bring the group to our ballpark.”

The ZOOperstars! will visit Cardines Field and perform prior to the game and in-between innings, and plan to appear at Clements’ Marketplace in Portsmouth earlier in the afternoon. The hilarious group of blow-up mascot characters have made crowds around the country go wild as they perform synchronized dance routines at sporting events, involving the characters performing with music, tricks, and other antics. The ZOOperstars! have performed at Major League Baseball games, as well as hundreds of other NHL, NBA, MiLB, and collegiate facilities.

Clements’ Marketplace will also be giving away two $500 gift certificates to fans at the game.

The Newport Gulls ticket booth opens at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 11; tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for teens, seniors, and military, and $1 for children 12 and under. The ZOOperstars! are sure to make the evening a memorable one for adults and kids of all ages.

The Newport Gulls, members of the 13-team New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded as the Rhode Island Gulls in 1998 in Cranston, R.I., before moving to Newport in 2001. In addition to recruiting, fielding, and developing a team of the nation’s top collegiate baseball athletes and attracting 50,000 fans annually to Cardines Field, the predominantly volunteer organization strives to benefit the youth of Newport County via summer camps, reading programs, fundraisers, scholarships, and charitable donations – totaling over $1 million since 2001. The Gulls are six-time champions of the NECBL – the winningest franchise in league history – and were ranked as the overall No. 1 summer collegiate baseball team in the country by Perfect Game USA in 2012.

For more information about the Newport Gulls, visit facebook.com/newportgulls, follow the Gulls on Twitter @NewportGulls or visit www.newportgulls.com.

Ryan M. Belmore

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