Thunder Announce 4th Annual Bark in the Park

PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday, April 25 at 1:05 p.m., hundreds of dogs will once again “watch” baseball at Waterfront Park, home of the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team, as part of the Fourth Annual Bark at the Park game presented by Dogs & Cats Rule

All dog owners are invited to bring their well-behaved dogs into the stadium for free with the purchase of a regularly priced ticket for themselves.  Dogs are free if they sit on a person’s lap during the game but if they require more space, a child priced seat may be purchased.  Hundreds of canines have been in attendance at each of the first three Bark at the Park events in Trenton.

The Trenton Thunder will square off against the Boston Red Sox affiliate, ironically named the Portland Sea Dogs  and Trenton’s resident golden retrievers, Chase and Derby, will take turns working as “bat boys”.
 
In addition, there will be a “Canine Cash Scramble” on the field after the game. The Canine Cash Scramble will give one lucky fan and their dog the opportunity to go out on the field for a chance to win $10,000. The contest will involve the dog attempting to choose the “Lucky Ball” out of one hundred numbered tennis balls that will be spread out on the infield grass.

Fans interested in participating in the Canine Cash Scramble must go to Dogs and Cats Rule in Newtown, PA or Pennington, NJ to register for the event. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Registration for the event will end on April 12.

Another feature of “Bark at the Park” will be a Pet Products Display on the main concourse throughout the game. There will be displays from at least ten different dog product vendors for fans to browse.
The “Bark at the Park” festivities will also feature an online photo gallery.

Fans are encouraged to submit pictures of their dogs wearing Thunder or Yankee apparel. Submissions to the “Dogs of Thunder” gallery will be posted on the Thunder website for the 2010 season and each response will be entered to win four free tickets to “Bark at the Park”.

The contest will conclude on April 12. Photos should be submitted to jhurley@trentonthunder.com and will be posted on the website within three days of receipt.

Leashes are required on the dogs at all times and the Thunder reserve the right to remove a dog from the stadium if it is not well behaved. Season Ticket holders will be allowed to stay in their seats if they wish to bring their dog. Also, a grassed area will be roped off outside of the first base gates for dogs to do their business.

Dogs and Cats Rule opened in September 2001 in Newtown, PA and its second location was opened in June 2005 at the Hopewell Crossing Center in Pennington, NJ. Dogs & Cats Rule strives to ensure that our pets enjoy the most natural, safe and well-made products that are available. With this philosophy intact, Dogs & Cats Rule has evolved into the leader in this area and is on the cutting-edge when it comes to natural foods and pet supplies.

Chase and Derby are the Trenton Thunder’s golden retriever “mascots”.  Chase That Golden Thunder has been entertaining fans at Waterfront Park for the past 7 seasons. During the games, Chase is the Thunder batboy during the first inning, he also brings water to the umpires, catches Frisbees in the outfield and meets with fans both on the field and in the stands.  Derby is Chase’s two year old puppy .  He will begin doing some “tricks”, including serving as the batboy at the ballpark this season.

All Trenton Thunder tickets, including Mini Plans, Season Tickets, Group Outings and Luxury Suites are on sale now at trentonthunder.com or by calling 609-394-3300.

Trenton begins its 2010 season by hosting the Erie Sea Wolves (double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) on Thursday, April 8. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

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