Dayton Dragons to play double header tonight after Oregon District shooting

Dayton Dragons to play double header tonight after Oregon District shooting
The loyal fans for of the Dayton Dragons made tonights game the 814th consecutive sell out crowd. This ties the record held by the Portland Trailblazers in Professional Sports (NICK FALZERANO)

DAYTON — The Dragons and Lake County Captains will play a doubleheader tonight after Sunday’s  game was postponed due to the mass shooting in the Oregon District.

The decision was made in conjunction with the City of Dayton, Minor League Baseball, and the Midwest League.

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Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the game will start at 6 p.m. Both games Monday will be seven-inning games.

Only tickets dated Monday, Aug. 5 will be accepted for Monday’s games. Fans who had tickets for Sunday’s game will be contacted by the Dragons about game ticket options.

The Dragons will also accept donations to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund at the games tonight and Tuesday night, team representatives said in a media release Monday.

A “pass the bucket” process will be conducted to allow fans to make cash donations to the fund. Also, all proceeds of the 50/50 raffle will go to the Oregon District fund, rather than the Dragons Foundation, bot both tonight and tomorrow.

“The Dragons organization sends our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this tragedy,” the release said.