The impressive NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, was the site of a CKD screening and awareness activity on Wednesday, June 25th.
Sponsored by the KEOP and the Joseph Bryan Foundation, the event provided free screenings to at-risk citizens. The first one-hundred citizens received free t-shirts and tickets to the 12:30 pm game versus the West Virginia Power.
Perfect baseball weather and a great turnout were complemented by a come-back victory by the Grasshoppers when a 2-out, 8th inning grand slam by Matt Dominquez resulted in an 8-7 final score.
The KEOP screening team of Andy Bomback, Terry Carver, Julie Hamra, Donna Harward, Suzie Hosman and Bradley Layton were joined by Tommy, RB and Kerri Arthur from A & Z Racing, who brought their UNCKC-sponsored Top Sportsman, 2000 Pontiac Firebird dragster to help promote CKD awareness. A live interview with Channel 14 helped the KEOP extend its message to those who could not make it to the ball park.