The Santa Fe Fuego, a semi-pro baseball team that plays its home games at Fort Marcy Park, and the local Kiwanis Club are teaming up for a Zozobra-themed season capped off by a hat sponsorship.
All game hats worn by the team during the 2015 Pecos League season will feature a Zozobra logo on a side panel of the hat, according to a press release from the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, which stages the annual Burning of Zozobra.
For the uninformed, Zozobra, also known as “Old Man Gloom,” is a giant marionette effigy burned each year at Fort Marcy Park as a means of sending people’s woes up in smoke.
“Zozobra and the Fuego share the same field; now it’s time for us to share in each other’s future prosperity to promote and enhance the city we both call home,” said Ray Sandoval, chairman of the Zozobra event.
In addition, the Fuego will make two styles of Zozobra-themed hats available for sale to the public, with the Kiwanis Club earning $4.00 for each cap sold.
That’s not all. May 29 will be Zozobra Night at the ballpark. The Fuego will wear Zozobra jerseys that night and after the game the jerseys will be sold, a portion of the profits going to the Kiwanis Club. The turquoise and black Zozobra jerseys are already available for purchase for $70.00 on the Fuego’s website, www.santafefuego.com.