It’s sad to realize that the City of High Point just built a beautiful new downtown ballpark and opened it one year before a virus pandemic kept that stadium idle on beautiful spring days – but the High Point Rockers team is still using the facility to contribute to the community.

On Thursday, April 30, the day that should have been the opening day of the team’s 2020 season, the organization will instead offer free meals to “frontline” workers such as police and emergency personnel.

As part of the team’s ongoing “Opening Week #SafeAtHome” celebration,
the High Point Rockers baseball organization will provide meals to High Point’s police officers and fire fighters – as well as to frontline medical workers, who are, of course, appreciated now more than ever.

The team will be offering “traditional ballpark meals” at the stadium – BB&T Point – between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.

In High Point, and in communities around the country, businesses and other groups have been doing what they can to show appreciation for the workers who still have to show up no matter what the conditions or threats.  

Earlier in the week, High Point’s popular 98 Asian Bistro on North Main Street announced that, starting on Monday, April 27, it would be offering a free meal for a limited time to doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters and paramedics. In that case, members of those occupations just need to show their work ID and they can get one free meal per ID.

Available meals Thursday at the ballpark will include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and a variety of Coca-Cola beverages. It’s not quite as fancy as 98 Asian Bistro fare, but no doubt will be greatly appreciated nonetheless.

Members of Rockers staff will be on-hand, maintaining social distancing and wearing masks and gloves while they serve the food.

More information on how the workers can pickup their meals, will be distributed directly to the various pertinent departments in High Point.

Despite the start of the Atlantic League’s baseball season being delayed, the Rockers are still trying to celebrate – with several charitable initiatives – what would have been opening week. On Monday, April 27, the team began selling limited edition “Safe At Home” t-shirts on the Rockers website with all net proceeds going to benefit the United Way of Greater High Point’s Emergency Fund.