Salem Red Sox to honor Frank Beamer with bobblehead

beamerThe Salem Red Sox announced that former Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer will be making an appearance at LewisGale Field on Friday, August 5.

To honor the occasion, a special edition Beamer bobblehead will be given out to fans that purchase a Beamer Pack. The pack includes two tickets to the game on August 5, one Beamer bobblehead and a $2 donation to Beamer’s foundation, Herma’s Readers.

All combined, the pack is available for $22. Season ticket holders who already have tickets for the August 5 game can purchase the bobblehead for $10, with proceeds going to Herma’s Readers.

Fans can guarantee a bobblehead by purchasing the Beamer Pack by May 31. Those who purchase the pack after May 31 do not have a guarantee of receiving the bobblehead on the day of the game, but may instead receive a voucher to pick one up at a later date.

Beamer, who retired after 29 seasons in Blacksburg, will be on hand to throw out the first pitch for the 7:05 p.m. game with the Lynchburg Hillcats.

Fans can purchase a Beamer Pack by calling the Red Sox at 540-389-3333 or by visiting

ABOUT HERMA’S READERS: Coach Frank Beamer founded the foundation in 2008 as a tribute to his mother, Mrs. Herma Beamer, an educator of over 30 years. Currently, Herma’s Readers has raised over $145,000 for the purchase of new books and has collected and distributed over 170,000 new and used books according to the foundation’s website.


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