Atlanta Braves Swing Into Summer Tour Visiting Downtown Chattanooga Thursday


(press release) The Atlanta Braves will visit Chattanooga this Thursday as part of the Braves Country Road Trip presented by SunTrust. The trip is an opportunity for the organization to visit cities within the Braves six-state footprint.               

The Atlanta will host the Braves Swing Into Summer event in Downtown Chattanooga. Fans are invited to celebrate the end of school and the start of summer with the Atlanta Braves, Braves Alumni Marvin Freeman, Braves mascot BLOOPER, Braves Heavy Hitters, ATL Breakers, and the Braves Tomahawk Team.

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Fans of all ages will be able to enjoy an array of free games and activities, including:

  • Ticket and promotional item giveaways
  • Live performances and appearances by Braves mascot BLOOPER, the Heavy Hitters, ATL Breakers and the Tomahawk Team
  • Wiffle ball games
  • Photo opportunities with ‘Chop On’ letters and Braves Mascot BLOOPER 

                                This event is free and open to the public.


WHEN:                 Thursday, May 23

                                3 p.m. – 7 p.m.


WHERE:               Miller Park

                                E MLK Blvd.

Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at