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Free Admission to the Newport Gulls for RI Residents 55+ on July 6 at 4:05 p.m.

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, April 19, 2022:   With the summer baseball season in full swing, a local non-profit organization is looking to make certain that seniors in Rhode Island can afford to see a live game this summer by offering free tickets to a Newport Gulls game on July 6.

“The past two years have been a challenge for seniors living on fixed incomes because of COVID and now inflation,” said CEO Joan Kwiatkowski.    “Through a partnership with the Newport Gulls, we’re offering free admission to Rhode Island residents who are 55+ on July 6. 

“What better way to celebrate summer than with America’s favorite pastime, a little sunshine and some good competition, right here in Newport?”

The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat collegiate summer baseball team that provides elite college athletes the opportunity to play at a high level of competition.  They will face the Upper Valley Nighthawks from Hartford, Vermont on July 6.  Both teams are members of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

“The Newport Gulls are excited to partner with PACE,” said Michael Falcone, director of baseball operations.  “We are grateful for the continued support of seniors in our community and the role that this non-profit keeps them healthy, vital, and at home, living in our community.”

Any seniors planning to attend the afternoon game, scheduled for 4:05 p.m., on July 6 should bring a valid Rhode Island ID to obtain free admission to Cardines Field, located at 20 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport.  Rhode Island residents who can verify that they are 55 years of age or older will receive a complimentary ticket, courtesy of PACE-RI, an organization that has a mission to keep Rhode Island seniors live healthy, happy lives “safe at home.”

The Newport Gulls is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001.  Twenty-seven alumni of the team have advanced to play in major league baseball.  The 2022 Gulls roster features collegiate players from UCLA, Michigan State, Louisville, and many more NCAA Division 1 teams.  Returning hometown heroes include infielder Spenser Smith of Wellesley (Northeastern) and pitcher Liam Levangie of Bridgewater (Bryant University) who played for Newport in 2021.

PACE-RI is a health plan for adults 55 and older who have chronic health needs and wish to remain living at home. Founded in 2005, PACE-RI provides both insurance and medical care, as well as a range of health and social services that include adult day care, transportation, and meals. Taking a comprehensive approach to well-being, PACE-RI is able to keep its medically complex participants out of nursing homes an average of four additional years as compared to their counterparts living in the community.  With locations in East Providence, Woonsocket, Westerly, and Newport, PACE-RI is conveniently located in communities near you.  For more information, visit