Hogwild Opening Weekend Starts Friday

PRESS RELEASE - The Grand Prairie AirHogs will launch their third season of baseball action and wacky promotional entertainment this Friday, May 14th versus the Pensacola Pelicans with festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m.

OPENING NIGHT!  Friday, May 14th vs. Pensacola Pelicans

-Live Music starts @ 5:30 p.m. – Performance by Cherisse

-2010 Magnet Schedule Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans

-Jump Castles & Inflatable Playgrounds located on the main plaza

-Clowns, face painters, jugglers and on-field performers

-Pre-game performance by 6-year-old Michael Jackson impersonator

-Ceremonial first pitch by NFL Hall-of-Famer Charley Taylor

On the mound for the ‘Hogs on Opening Night is the highly touted LHP James Paxton, who was named the #1 college senior in the country by Baseball America, and is projected to receive a Top-10 MLB Draft Selection this June.

The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by NFL Hall-of-Famer Charlie Taylor, who is slated to bring a notable cast of sports figures and characters to the game, including:  former NFL players—Rayfield Wright, Tim Brown, Joe “Turkey” Jones, Anthony Jeter, Phil Lewis, Keith Washington, Chuck Beatty, Robert Newhouse, Jethro Pugh, Jr., Byron Williams; former ABA/NBA players Mike Gale, Mike Mitchell, Oliver Miller, and Larry Brown; and former Harlem Globetrotter, Ovie Dotson; as well as actor Stack Pierce.  All are slated to do a brief autograph session during the game.

Friday, May 14 vs. Pensacola Pelicans  “OPENING NIGHT!”

Gates Open:  5:30 p.m.  Game Time:  7:05 p.m.

OPENING NIGHT! Sponsored by Republic Services and the City of Grand Prairie… Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with LIVE MUSIC at the front gates and a 2010 Magnet Schedule Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans.  Arrive early for exciting pre-game festivities including the grand entrance of your 2010 AirHogs and a ceremonial first pitch by NFL Hall-of-Famer Charley Taylor! For tickets, visit www.airhogsbaseball.com

Saturday, May 15 vs. Pensacola Pelicans  “Jimmy Buffett Warm-Up Party”

Gates Open:  6 p.m.   Game Time:  7:05 p.m.

Sponsored by FedEx Freight & KSCS…It’s the first FIREWORKS Saturday Night of the year!  Come early for live music and stay late for post-game fireworks!  PLUS:  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere …AND…It’s only a week before Jimmy Buffett comes to town so we’re getting warmed-up! – Parrothead Alert: Wear a Hawaiian shirt !.  We’ll be jammin’ to Jimmy Buffett tunes all night long!  Live Music:   Starts at 6 PM

Sunday, May 16 vs. Pensacola Pelicans  “Ace Bacon’s Birthday Party + Mascot Extravaganza!”

Gates open:  1 p.m.   Game Time:  2:05 p.m.

It’s an AirHogs Family Sunday which means pre-game catch on the field, post-game kids-run-the-bases, and player autographs!  PLUS:  $1 HOT DOGS and $1 SODAS all night long!  AND…Mark your calendars because it’s ACE BACON’s BIRTHDAY!  Your favorite HOG will be turning 2 and he’s inviting all of his mascot friends to the party! Chick Fil-A Lil’ Hogs Club Members Get In FREE with I.D.

Monday, May 17 vs. Sioux City Explorers  “Haitian Earthquake Relief Night”

Gates Open:  6 p.m.   Game Time:  7:05 p.m.

In an effort to support the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti, the AirHogs are hosting Haitian Earthquake Relief Night.  $4 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Red Cross.

Tuesday, May 18 vs. Sioux City Explorers  “SENIOR NIGHT! – Class of 2010”

Gates Open:  6 p.m.   Game Time:  7:05 p.m.

It’s the AirHogs 3rd Annual Senior Night! High School Seniors from all over the region are invited to celebrate in HOGWILD fashion!  Sponsored by North Lake College and Mountain View College, the night will feature an array of festivities and in-game promotions for the Class of 2010.  Chick Fil-A Lil’ Hogs Club Members Get In FREE with I.D.

Wednesday, May 19 vs. Sioux City Explorers  “EDUCATION DAY #1!”

Gates Open:  9:30 a.m.   Game Time:  10:30 a.m.

Thousands of local school children invade QuikTrip Park for an exciting day-game of baseball FUN!

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