Mudcats gives ConAgra workers tickets

June 20, 2009 

— The Carolina Mudcats hope a night at the ballpark will help ConAgra employees take their minds off the plant explosion that killed three and injured dozens of co-workers last week.

The Mudcats have given ConAgra Foods 2,500 tickets to distribute to the Garner plant's employees for the team's home game against the Jacksonville Suns on Wednesday.

"We just wanted to give the employees an opportunity to get together with their friends and family in a happy setting, where they can come out and spend some time, catch up, think about some other things," said Ricky Ray, director of corporate sales for the Mudcats. "We're excited that we can do a small part to help out another part of the community."

Employees can pick up their tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis at the guard shack on the north parking lot of the Garner plant. Many have not seen each other since the blast June 9.

"The entire Raleigh, Durham and Garner communities have been incredibly generous to our Garner employees and the offer made by the Mudcats is just one example," said ConAgra Foods spokeswoman Stephanie Childs.

Staff writer Naureen Khan

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