CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Wednesday night kicks off the fourth annual peanut-free night hosted by Charleston Allergy and Asthma at The Joe for the Riverdogs versus West Virginia Power game.
Gates to Wednesday night’s game will open at six, but before they do crews will powerwash the entire stadium to remove any peanut residue. This is so people living with peanut allergies can experience the game in a peanut free environment.
“We know that it can be wearisome for people with peanut allergies to attend baseball games. Even slight accidental exposure could lead to life-threatening allergic reactions,” said Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich, a board-certified allergist with Charleston Allergy and Asthma. “That’s why we’re so excited to host this peanut-free night for the fourth year in a row. It allows our friends with peanut allergies to be able to experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime in a safe environment.”
There will also be peanut-free refreshments, games, and giveaways for attendees during Wednesday night’s game.