One Girl, One Song, 50 States, All In the Name of Patriotism: National Anthem Girl To Sing Star Spangled Banner At Saints GameST. PAUL, MN August 5, 2014
ONE GIRL. ONE SONG. 50 STATES. ALL IN THE NAME OF PATRIOTISM, NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL TO SING STAR SPANGLED BANNER AT SAINTS GAME
ST. PAUL, MN (August 5, 2014) – The St. Paul Saints are helping one amazing woman make history. On Friday, August 8 Janine Stange, also known as National Anthem Girl, will sing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the Saints game, checking off Minnesota as the 46th state on her goal of all 50 states.
Stange made history once when she was invited to sing the National Anthem for MetLife Stadium's inaugural event, the Konica Minolta Big City Classic in April 2010.
Now Janine’s goal is to make history once again by performing the National Anthem in all 50 states before September 14, 2014, which marks its 200th anniversary from the time Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics for the song.
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Janine Stange currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where she founded the non-profit National Anthem Girl. She performed the Star Spangled Banner hundreds of times throughout high school, college and even during her career as a recording artist. In 2008, Janine released her third studio album, which was later distributed to iTunes and included a recording of the National Anthem in an effort to honor America.
Her goal to sing in all 50 states with National Anthem Girl originally started in 2012 as she was touched by those who give meaning to our nation’s song, especially the men and women who serve in our country’s military. Fueled by a desire to promote patriotism, Janine’s mission didn’t take much time to capture the attention of national media and local news outlets. On April 14, 2014, Janine appeared as a guest on Fox & Friends, America’s #1 morning cable talk show, with hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Steve Doosy and Eric Bolling. As part of her appearance, Janine was asked to sing the Anthem on the national program, which reached millions of viewers and inspired many to donate and support her cause to help alleviate costs to travel to all 50 states.
As a result of the Fox and Friends appearance, Janine was contacted to perform at other notable events such as the New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR on July 13th, Detroit Tigers on August 16th.
Supporters were thrilled to learn that her performances also included a way for individuals and attendees to fill out blank “thank you” cards to express their gratitude for our military. Each card is then included in a care package sent by Operation Gratitude, a volunteer-based non-profit that annually sends 100,000 care packages to individually named U.S. service members, veterans and care givers.
Past performances from Janine include singing the National Anthem for: NY Knicks, NY Nets, Cincinnati Reds, Pro Bull Riders, MLL Championships, Tennis Hall of Fame, Patriot Tour with Marcus Luttrell, Monster Jam, AMA Supercross, Brooklyn Nets, LA Kings, LA Galaxy, NY Islanders, Georgia Tech, Xavier University, UCLA and more.
For more information, please visit www.nationalanthemgirl.org | Donations in support of Janine’s mission can be made through the website.
Support Janine Stange’s journey as the National Anthem Girl in social media by following @TheAnthemGirl on Twitter or “liking” the official page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalAnthemGirl
The Saints take on the Sioux City Explorers on Friday, August 8 at 7:05 p.m. Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $9 for outfield reserved and $14 for infield reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks (except August 28) are an additional $2 per ticket. Saints Special Event Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks Supershow (August 28) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.
Box Office Hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game.
For more information contact the Saints at 651-644-6659 or visit saintsbaseball.com.