479 NEWS

Big Win for Braves Night 2019!

Local 479 celebrated the last weekend of the Summer of ’19 by taking our members on a trip to SunTrust Park to watch the 1st place Atlanta Braves deliver a solid win over the Chicago White Sox: 11 to 5. It was perfect August weather for a night game and by the 3rd inning the sun had set.

Lots of members brought their families to the park and many substituted their favorite crew shirts for Braves gear, helping fill the Home Run Porch with Braves colors – though one member did refuse to shed their Atlanta United kit 😉

The members of Local 479 were recognized over the public address system in classic baseball park style. This year our seats were on the Home Run Porch, the outfield seats stretching from left field around to the Chop House – a great field level view with quick access to concessions and facilities.

Sound Department veterans Mike Schmidt, Rodney Gurule, Whit Norris, and Kevin Cerchiai enjoyed the opportunity to relax and take in a great night of late summer baseball.

The game began with a bang and by the end of the 1st inning the Braves were already up 6-1. The White Sox tightened the score by the 7th inning, coming within 2 runs of our home team, but the Braves powered through and ended the game as victors, 11 to 5.

Members were practically doing handstands!

Note: Josh’s main Instagram account is @jsfilms

Events like Braves Night offer special opportunities for the people who make up IATSE Local 479 to spend time together with their families and with their fellow members – to have celebrated this event on Labor Day weekend was especially timely.