A member of the Augusta Pimento Cheese high fives a member of the RECing Crew during the Buddy game June 17, 2023 at SRP Park. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News
A member of the Augusta Pimento Cheese high fives a member of the RECing Crew during the Buddy game June 17, 2023 at SRP Park. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News

Augusta Pimento Cheese to take SRP Park diamond June 8

NORTH AUGUSTA — The Augusta GreenJackets, Single-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, is teaming up with Chicken Salad Chick to bring the Augusta Pimento Cheese back to SRP Park on Saturday, June 8. 

The Augusta Pimento Cheese will take the field for the fifth season, having first debuted on Aug. 2, 2019. The identity will continue to highlight the signature culinary staple in the CSRA each spring: the pimento cheese sandwich, according to an Augusta GreenJackets’ news release. In the previous four seasons, the team has won four of six against teams around the Carolina League and is looking for another win in 2024. 

“The Augusta GreenJackets have been an amazing partner with our Chicken Salad Chick team over the last few years, as they share the same passion for serving the Augusta community that we do,” Chicken Salad Chick Company Marketing Manager John David Jacobs. “Of course, one of the best ways to serve the Augusta community is with pimento cheese! We’ve been excited to have our Chicken Salad Chick pimento cheese in SRP Park this season, but partnering together for Pimento Cheese night has been an absolute grand slam! We cannot wait to come out and watch the Augusta Pimento Cheese win on June 8th!”

The 2024 Pimento Cheese jersey will be worn by the Augusta GreenJackets on June 8 and raffled to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta. Photo courtesy the Augusta GreenJackets

This season, the jersey showcases appreciation to some of the hardest working folks on the course: The Caddy. It will be styled as a white jumpsuit, the Pimento Cheese sandwich logo will adorn the left chest, the number on the right, and the name “Pimento Cheese” across the back.

Fans can purchase replica Pimento Cheese jerseys in the Hive Pro Shop and customize with their name and number across the back. Jerseys will also be auctioned off-the-back following the game on June 8 with net proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, the release said.

In the four years of playing, the Augusta Pimento Cheese jersey auctions have raised of $12,000 for local CSRA non-profits. As part of the 2024 celebration fans can feast on a specialty menu of pimento cheese delights throughout the ballpark using pimento cheese prepared by the presenting partner of the night, Chicken Salad Chick.

“We are excited about our partnership with Chicken Salad Chick to not only host this evening but also serve their delicious Pimento Cheese in our concessions stands this season,” GreenJackets Vice President Tom Denlinger said.  “As we get set to celebrate the last season of the Augusta Pimento Cheese we invite fans to join us in going Cheezy!”

The June 8 game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will begin at 6:05 p.m. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with Greg Fortune in the White Claw pregame concert. A GreenJackets autograph session will be from 4:45 to 5 p.m.

After the game will be fireworks.

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