York Revolution president invites Philadelphia Eagles to join in championship celebration

  • The York Revolution will open its 2018 season on April 26 vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers.
  • Before that game, the Revs will celebrate the team's 2017 Atlantic League crown.
  • The Revs have invited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to join in that celebration.
  • Other local championship teams will also join in during the celebration.

York’s champions have invited Philadelphia’s champions to be part of a celebration of all champions.

In a letter sent this week to Philadelphia Eagles officials, York Revolution president Eric Menzer wrote:

“Like so much of the rest of the country, we were thrilled to watch your well-deserved victory in Super Bowl LII. For your fans in York, Pa., it was an even sweeter win, as the York Revolution had claimed its third Atlantic League championship only a few months prior. The players, coaches, and staff of the Revolution are looking forward to kicking off our 2018 baseball season with a celebration of last season’s victory — and we’d like to celebrate yours as well!”

The Revs have announced that opening day, Thursday, April 26, will be its Celebration of Champions event, when the team will welcome members of the community to be recognized for their own victories before the Revs receive their championship rings and unveil the latest Atlantic League pennant in the outfield of PeoplesBank Park.

“We have already begun signing up local schools and Little League teams, bowling league champs, corporate honorees and more, and we would be honored to have members of the Philadelphia Eagles team, coaching staff, and front office staff join the York County community in sharing again in the joy of being Number 1,” Menzer’s letter added.

Revs officials said they welcome any members of the York community to sign up to participate in the opening-day celebration. Fans can sign up and tell the story of their win — from a wing-eating contest to “branch-of-the-year” honors and more — on a special portal created on www.yorkrevolution.com, by emailing tickets@yorkrevolution.com, or by calling (717) 801-4487.

Opening-day’s celebration will include a pre-game parade of local champions, recognition on the ballpark videoboard and public-address system and a “high five” tunnel created by participating champs to welcome the defending Atlantic League champs as they take the field. One fan will receive a “Revs Fan” version of the same championship ring being presented that day to returning members of the 2017 team.

The Revolution kicks off its 12th season of Atlantic League baseball on Thursday, April 26, when the team welcomes the rival Lancaster Barnstormers to PeoplesBank Park. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

For information, go to www.yorkrevolution.com, call (717) 801-4487, or visit the PeoplesBank Park Ticket Office.