Saturday, August 26, 2017

Joliet, IL — The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy will host Faith Night on Saturday, August 26th. Gates are set to open at 5:05 PM, with first pitch at 6:05 PM. A concert opened by The Center Band will occur post-game,  followed by Joliet local, Christian rap artist Milton Calvin.

Faith Night, presented by The Center, has been in the works since October of 2016. The Center is a non-profit youth ministry that was originally from Joliet, but currently resides in New Lenox. Their hope is to eventually return home to Joliet.

Kelly Corcoran of The Center teamed up with Lauren Rhodes at the Slammers with a goal in mind of being able to provide a number of free tickets to the public. The hope is to reach teenagers and families of the area to give them a place to worship and express themselves. The idea stemmed from the success other Frontier League teams have had with Faith Nights but the event is a first for the Slammers.

When asked about the progress Faith Night has made, Corcoran says, “It is more than a baseball game. It is a night of hope. It is a night of revival. It is a night of reaching out into the community to bring us together, to unite.”

The Center Band is a worship band that performs at The Center for their events. A group of local kids, and young adults spreading the word through music.

Milton Calvin has been looking forward to this event ever since it was brought to his attention in October. He states that performing at the stadium has been a goal of his for some time. Thinking about the opportunity, he realizes how much it means to him to be a part of it.

This night is made possible by Joliet First Presbyterian Church, Joliet First Assembly of God, Minooka Bible Church, Riverstone Financial Advisors, and a few others who wish to remain anonymous.

For individual or group tickets call (815)-651-2041, or visit the Box Office at Slammers Stadium. There is a limit of 10 tickets per person, unless reserved through a specified organzation.

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at the Slammers Stadium downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is a 12-team league entering its 25th season of play in 2017.  Visit the Slammers online at or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!


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