04/18/2008 3:22 PM -
The T-Bones, in an effort to clarify the intent of their May 28 promotion, have modified the night’s activities to place more emphasis on animal safety and adoption.
“It was not our intent to be culturally insensitive. For those who may have been offended, we sincerely apologize,” said T-Bones General Manager Rick Muntean. “We simply want to raise awareness for what we think are great causes. We recognize that the health and well-being of animals is a widely-supported cause of our fan base, so, we’re going to keep that our only focus.”
As scheduled, the night’s events will include a dog parade, pre-game dog adoptions, entertainment by Rockin’ Ray and the Sky Dogs and much more. Fans can still receive a buy-one get-one free Fort Hays State Bleacher or berm seat by bringing a picture of themselves with their dog.
Tickets to the game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats are still available by calling the T-Bones box office at (913) 328-5618. The following organizations will be on hand to participate in the evening’s events:
Animal Rescue Alliance T.A.R.A.
Animal Rescue Furry Friends Refuge
Heart of America Humane Society
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
Mid America Bully Breed
Missouri Pitbull Rescue
Parkville Animal Shelter (FOPAS)
Pups Without Partners
Safe Harbor Prison Dogs Program
Spay and Neuter Kansas City