Friday, May 15, 2009

Baseball, anyone?

Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack …

One thing we can’t do as a family is take the boys to a baseball game. Not because of cost, but because of the peanuts served in the stands.

The management of the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), the home of the Toronto Blue Jays, periodically offer “peanut free” games where one section is cordoned off and cleaned out. The vendors in the stands are not allowed to bring peanuts into that section, which allows kids to come watch the game in person. We haven’t taken them up on the offer – we’re not sure how Liam would react – but the management are trying.

However, major kudos go to the management of Campbell’s Field in New Jersey – home of the Camden Riversharks. They have permanently made Suite 319 peanut-free, and the cost is low for families as well – starting at $5 for kids and $12 for adults. The full story can be found here as well as on the Riversharks’ website.

So if you’re in the area of Camden, New Jersey go out and catch a Riversharks game … and make sure to thank the staff for opening a great game to kids with allergies!

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