Minor League Baseball is known for its off-the-wall promotions. In April, the Richmond Flying Squirrels will run one that’s both unusual and adorable.
For the Flying Squirrels — the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants — Saturday, April 6 will turn into Caturday. The team will work with the Richmond SPCA to promote animal adoption.
The Flying Squirrels will wear a jersey with the face of a local shelter cat. Fans have until January 30 to vote on which jersey will be worn.
Four words: Cat. Face. On. Jersey. 🐱🐾
That's right, we're teaming up with the @RichmondSPCA to put one PURfect kitty on a special jersey worn on April 6th. AND you can adopt one of our feline models!
— Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) January 28, 2019
The great news is that in some ways, the promotion has already worked. One of the cats, Dove, has already been adopted.
Finally, we have our sweet green eyed girl, Dove! Miss Dove just found her FUR-ever home & was adopted from the @richmondspca. We're so happy!
— Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) January 29, 2019
This is certainly in the spirit of the odd Minor League promotions that we see through the spring and summer. But it’s hard to find many causes better than this one.