Charleston RiverDogs to host peanut-free night

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Allergy sufferers rejoice. Tuesday night is peanut-free night at the Charleston Riverdogs game.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for the game between the Riverdogs and Asheville Tourists with first pitch scheduled for 7: 05 p.m.

"It can be difficult for people with peanut allergies to be able to attend a baseball game due to fears of accidental exposure to peanuts. Accidental exposure to even small amounts of peanut protein could lead to a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction in a peanut-allergic person," Board-certified allergist with Charleston Allergy and asthma Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich said. "The peanut-free night allows those with peanut allergies to safely be able to enjoy going to a baseball game with their family and friends."

Crews power washed and cleaned the stadium of peanut residue in preparation for the game and any attendees with peanut allergies. Peanut-free drinks, games and giveaways will also be available.

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