The Braves 400 Fan Club is a non-profit organization of baseball fans dedicated to supporting the game of baseball at all levels. The 400 Club strives to provide scholarships to local colleges, donate equipment and/or funds to local youth baseball programs, and provide baseball experiences to youth who have not previously experienced a professional baseball game.
The first of five visits occurred on May 16, and the 400 Club invited youth from the Salvation Army to come down to Turner Field and enjoy a fun filled evening. The group watched batting practice, met and received autographs from Braves outfielders Michael Bourn and Matt Diaz, and enjoyed a complimentary meal from Chick-fil-A.
"With the assistance of the Braves Foundation staff we are able to bring 500 disadvantaged kids and chaperones to Turner Field every season," said Wayne Coleman, Braves 400 Club member. "Many of these kids experience their first professional ball game in a very positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere for all. It gives them an event they will never forget, and many become Braves and baseball fans!"