The Gwinnett Stripers of the International League will be honoring the Atlanta Gladiators by wearing the Gladiators colors of garnet (deep red), black and gold when they host the Buffalo Bisons in exciting Triple-A baseball action at Coolray Field on Aug. 18. The Stripers will also have the Gladiators logo on the sleeve of their right arm.
Game time is 6:05 p.m. ET. There will be a variety of hockey-related themes and Gladiators themes throughout the game.
Spectators will also have the opportunity to bid on the special jerseys. The proceeds will go to the P4 Foundation, an organization that helps families deal with childhood cancer.
The Stripers are currently in a third-place tie with the Charlotte Knights in the International League's South Division. The Stripers and Knights are currently at 50 wins and 57 losses.
The Stripers are the top affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, while the Bisons are the top affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto's top prospect is Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is considered the top prospect in baseball and is the son of 2004 American League most valuable player Vladimir Guerrero.
It has been an excellent season for the Stripers' parent club, the Atlanta Braves. Currently, at 58 wins and 47 losses, the Braves are only half a game back of the Philadelphia Phillies for first place in the National League East and lead the Arizona Diamondbacks by half a game in the National League wildcard.
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