Catch baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. tomorrow at the Roy Rogers in Gainesville, Virginia


The Roy Rogers in Gainesville, Virginia, will celebrate the restaurant chain’s 50th anniversary and its partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation by receiving a special visit from Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. between 5:00 p.m. and  6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 27.

Baseball’s “Iron Man” will first head into the restaurant and join the Roy Rogers® team behind the counter and then participate in a few baseball activities outside with local area kids. Ripken will contribute to the chain’s 50-year streak of providing quality food and an experience that is a ‘cut above’ fast food.

100 raffle tickets will be handed out to guests who will be able to meet Cal Ripken, Jr. Tickets will be handed out at the restaurant starting at 10:00 am. There will be four raffles held throughout the day, with 20 tickets being raffled off at 1:00 pm; 20 tickets being raffled off at 2:00 pm; 30 tickets being raffled off at 3:00 pm; and 30 tickets being raffled off at 4:00 pm. All tickets must be claimed prior to 4:30 pm. Guests who are not able to meet Cal Ripken, Jr. and others will be entered into a raffle to win signed memorabilia given out immediately following the appearance.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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