Great Lakes Loons to host Pride Night on May 31

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The Great Lakes Loons will host their first Pride Night on May 31.

The Great Lakes Loons, the Dodgers' Single-A affiliate in Midland, have announced plans to hold their first Pride Night.

Pride Night will be May 31 before a game against the West Michigan Whitecaps.

"It's another opportunity for the Loons to connect with our fans and have our ballpark act as a community gathering place," said Tiffany Wardynski, Loons vice president of baseball operations, in a statement.

The event will be sponsored by the Loons, The Dow Chemical Company and GLAD, which is Dow's LGBT employee resource group.

For $20, fans get a reserved box seat and a Loons Pride Night T-shirt.

"A community that is inclusive, celebrates differences, and respects and welcomes everyone, unites its people – enabling individuals and families to thrive, businesses to prosper and economies to grow," said Howard Ungerleider, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Dow, in a statement.

Pride Nights have been increasing among professional baseball teams in recent years.

While the Tigers don't recognize it as an official theme night, the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Pride Night at Comerica Park on Tuesday, June 6, before a game against the Los Angeles Angels.

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