Braves extend hospitality to hurricane evacuees, Marlins’ families

With Hurricane Irma approaching Miami when the Marlins left home, many Marlins players and team officials brought along families for their trip to Atlanta and Philadelphia, and the Braves have helped assure they had plenty to do while in Atlanta.

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The Braves arranged for Marlins players and their families to attend local attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Six Flags Over Georgia.

Marlins slugger Marcell Ozuna and his wife took their three kids to the aquarium on Saturday and thanked the Braves for their hospitality in arranging the outing.

The Braves are also giving away tickets to all Florida residents and those from Georgia and South Carolina counties under mandatory evacuation orders, for all games in a four-game series with the Marlins that ends Sunday at SunTrust Park.

They distributed more than 2,700 tickets to evacuees for Friday’s game and nearly 7,300 for Saturday night’s game.