The Gwinnett Braves have their final homestand for 2012 from Aug. 20-30, and there will be action besides baseball.
On the field, Ernesto Mejia is attempting to become the third straight G-Brave to win the International League Rookie of the Year award (after Freddie Freeman in 2010 and Julio Teheran in 2011). Mejia has 24 home runs, 87 RBI and 140 hits.
The G-Braves are 59-71 on the season after Sunday's 13-10 victory at Durham.
Some upcoming non-baseball highlights for this week are:
Monday, August 20
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM
National Anthem performed by: Gwinnett Online Campus
Kids Eat Free Monday: All kids 12-under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, a bag of chips and a small soda.
Tuesday, August 21
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 10:35 AM
National Anthem performed by: Sandra Johnson
Presenting Sponsors: Belk
Education Day: Celebrate back to school with the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field. Come "celebrate" the new school year.
2 for 1 Tuesday: Save up to 50 percent off tickets by visiting GwinnettBraves.com/Tuesday. Print your coupon from home and present it at the Box Office to redeem!
Thursday, August 23
Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM
National Anthem performed by: Wesleyan School
Presenting Sponsors: Dave 92.9 FM
$3 Thursday: Kick-off the weekend right with $3 food and drink specials all game long. All general admission berm seating is also just $3 on Thursday.
Back to School: The Gwinnett Braves will be recognizing organizations that support education or after school/mentoring problem.
Race Car Night - Hey all you racing fans! Start your engines for Race Car Night at Coolray Field. The Gwinnett Braves will be showcasing racing clips and possibly some real race cars will stop by the stadium.
Drive Me Crazy: The Gwinnett Braves want to drive you crazy with a mega-everything drive during the last homestand of the 2012 regular season. Help re-stock local shelters and storage centers with canned foods, clothes, sports equipment, toys and books. Please bring your donations to any game, from Aug. 23-30 to help support the Drive Me Crazy event at Coolray Field.
Courtesy: Gwinnett Braves.
What has been your favorite Gwinnett Braves memory for 2012? Tell us in the comments below.