ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, will roll through the Southeast January 22 – February 2. For two weeks, Braves players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff will hit the road traveling nearly 3000 miles of Braves country to meet and greet fans prior to taking off for Spring Training.
The Braves Country Caravan provides the opportunity to engage fans with players, coaches and broadcasters to create lasting memories in each of its stops. Throughout the planned visits, the Caravan will make community appearances at schools and military bases, as well as host free public autograph signings at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and Taco Mac locations throughout the Southeast.
Saturday, January 26 – Montgomery and Auburn, AL
Scheduled to appear: Paul Maholm, Cory Gearrin, J.R. Graham, Scott Fletcher and Don Sutton.***
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. CST - Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 8610 Eastchase Pkwy., Montgomery, AL 36117
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. CST - Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 2325 Bent Creek Road, Auburn, AL 36830
Sunday, January 27 – Nashville, TN Scheduled to appear: Brandon Beachy, Cory Gearrin and Sean Gilmartin.***
3:30-5:00 p.m. CST - Mt. Juliet Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 355 Old Pleasant Grove Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Monday, January 28 – Dalton, GA
Scheduled to appear: Craig Kimbrel, Jordan Schafer, Gus Schlosser, Frank Wren and Brian Snitker. ***
3:30-5:00 p.m. - Dalton Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 865 Shugart Road, Dalton, GA 30720
Tuesday, January 29 – Greenville, SC
Scheduled to appear: B.J. Upton, Brandon Beachy, Terry Pendleton and Chip Caray.***
1:30-2:45 p.m. - Liberty High School - 124 Red Devil Drive, Liberty, SC 29657
Atlanta Braves players, coaches and broadcasters will meet with junior varsity and varsity baseball and softball teams from four high schools in the Pickens County District.
4:00-5:30 p.m. - Easley Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 201 Rolling Hills Circle, Easley, SC 29640
Wednesday, January 30 – Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC
Scheduled to appear: Martin Prado, Alex Wood and Chip Caray.***
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Taco Mac Power Lunch 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Bldg. E, Suite 115, Charlotte, NC 28210
3:30-5:00 p.m. - Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 2468 Cross Point Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Thursday, January 31 – Atlanta and Hiram, GA
Scheduled to appear: Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, Mike Minor, Eric O’Flaherty, Frank Wren and Carlos Tosca.***
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (MEDIA ONLY EVENT, PLEASE RSVP TO CONTACT BELOW)Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Atlanta Braves players, coaches and broadcasters will tour the Joint Operations Center, participate in a Q&A session in the Drill Hall and autograph session with military members in the Cannon Area.
3:30-5:00 p.m. - Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 4215 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy., Hiram, GA 30141
Friday, February 1 – Birmingham, AL
Scheduled to appear: Eric O’Flaherty, Mike Minor and Eddie Perez.***
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. CST Birmingham Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 310 Doug Maker Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Saturday, February 2 – Valdosta and Warner Robins, GA
Scheduled to appear: Ryan Klesko, Phil Niekro, Eddie Perez and Greg Walker. Joe Simpson will be at the Valdosta Academy Sports + Outdoors only.***
1:00-2:30 p.m. - Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 455 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA 31601
4:30-6:00 p.m. - Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, 2907 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA 31093
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