Downtown Joe’s becomes founding sponsor

Downtown Joe’s becomes founding sponsor for Napa professional baseball

Downtown Joe’s Brewery and Restaurant has signed on as the first Founding Sponsor for the Napa Silverados Baseball Club.

Owner Joe Peatman Jr. has made a three-year commitment to the team, which is planning to throw out the first ball on June 1, 2018.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Silverados, to help bring professional baseball to Napa,” said Peatman. “Entertainment and fun for our kids, families, and seniors is sorely needed, and being a part of the Silverados is a natural for myself and Downtown Joe’s. Providing fun entertainment that’s affordable and caters to our kids, families and seniors fills a void that our tourism activities ignore.”

Silverados team owner Bruce Johnston agreed.

“Downtown Joe’s, as a historic landmark, is making history of its own  as a founding sponsor of Napa’s first independent professional minor league baseball team,” said  Johnston, a 10-year resident of Napa.

Johnston anticipates reaching an agreement with Napa Valley College that will allow the team to play 40 home games each summer in exchange for improvements to seating and other amenities at Storm Field.

“For 24 years, the brewery and restaurant, located at Second and Main streets in Downtown Napa, next to Veterans Memorial Park on the Napa

River, has been serving locals and tourists terrific food and

beverages, including their iconic house brews,” said Johnston.

“Now, founding sponsors like Downtown Joe’s will receive additional recognition on game-day programs, signage, public address announcements and between-inning appearances. Game-day sponsors will get to choose who will sing the national anthem and which of their favorite charities will receive game-day contributions.”

“The pub is the town’s favorite place to watch sports, so I am sure patrons will want to watch their professional Napa baseball team compete with the Sonoma Stompers, Vallejo Admirals, San Rafael Pacifics and Pittsburg Diamonds,” said Johnston.

“I love the competition and family fun,” said Peatman. “Competing with teams in Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa and Marin will unify local pride in our Napa community with summertime excitement. I’m jumping in with both feet because summer family fun enables us to be connected, even when school is out.”