MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH BASEBALL LEGEND DARRYL STRAWBERRY TODAY AT 5 P.M. AT THE JOE
Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry will join Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and representatives of the Tri-City ValleyCats for a media availability today, Thursday, June 1, at 5 p.m. at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy.
Strawberry is the guest speaker at the Rensselaer County-sponsored Heroin Coalition meeting at 3 p.m. today at the Bulmer Telecommunications Center on the Hudson Valley Community College campus. Strawberry will also be throwing out the first pitch at the ValleyCats game later this evening at 6:30 p.m.
The appearance by Strawberry at the Heroin Coalition was organized by the county. The county has seen a dramatic uptick in fatal and non-fatal overdoses in the county between May 20 to May 23. The county has also seen a significant increase in requests for resources that identify or counteract dangerous drugs.
Along with McLaughlin, county Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas will also be on hand at the media availability at 5 p.m. The media availability will take place in the entrance area at Bruno stadium.