Take the dogs and meet Brooks at Frisco RoughRiders’ Bark in the Park on August 30th
The Dog Days of Summer are coming to an end, and that means the Boys of Summer will be hanging up their gloves for the year soon. You and your pup have one more chance to catch a Frisco RoughRiders Bark in the Park game on Wednesday, August 30th at 7:05pm. Presented by Legacy Veterinary Hospital, Bark in the Park is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to enjoy the game on the Kroger Lawn grass berm, with the first 500 dogs through the left field and center field gates receiving a free RoughRiders-themed dog toy.
In addition to enjoying a great ballgame with fellow dog lovers, it’s also an opportunity to see and meet Brooks, the team dog. He’s a handsome four-year-old Golden Retriever/ Labrador mix, who greets adoring fans and keeps the action alive between innings.
Meet Brooks, the Frisco RoughRiders’ team dog
Q: How did Brooks become a part of the team?
A: He came to us as a career change dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Q: What is his background?
A: After his training at Guide Dogs for the Blind, our General Manager Jason Dambach adopted him as our team dog.
Q: What is Brooks’ training like?
A: He went through an excellent training class at What a Great Dog Training Center over the off-season. Daily, we work on his fan favorites – waving, taking a bow, long walks and other things Brooks enjoys doing.
Q: Does he have any training things ‘up his sleeve’ that hasn’t been revealed to fans?
A: There are a few things “up his collar” and we can’t wait to show them off!
Q: How does he react to the game and the fans?
A: He loves the attention and hugs, high fives and love the fans give him.
Q: How do the ballplayers react to him?
A: The ballplayers consider Brooks a part of the team. He loves to hang out with the players in the clubhouse before a game (and try to snag a treat or two!). He is even a staple on our team posters as part of the team.
Q: How do fans react to him?
A: We have fans that come to the games for a chance to hang out with Brooks at his doghouse in the 7th inning. Brooks will walk the concourse during games and gets lots of fan attention, photo ops and hugs.
Q: What tips do the trainers and RoughRiders have for dog lovers when it comes to training?
A: Take time out to PLAY. Brooks can be very focused when we are training (he loves treats!). Going out to play a game of fetch in the middle of the day is a great way to bond and keep him more focused when he is working.
Q: Ball players will have certain rituals and eat certain things before games. What are Brooks’ rituals?
A: Brooks works in the office with us during the day and keeps everyone in high spirits during the season. When staff is prepping to open gates, Brooks likes to go on a walk around the park and then take a solid nap to gear up for game time activities.
Q: What does Brooks like to do when he’s not working?
A: Play with his family, nap and eat.
Q: Who is Brooks’ favorite RoughRiders ball player?
A: The last player that gave him a treat.
Let’s cheer on Brooks and the Frisco RoughRiders as they beat the Corpus Christi Hooks!
Dr Pepper Ballpark
7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX 75034