PRESS RELEASE – Twelve fireworks shows, eight Dollar Family Feast Night Tuesdays and six Tigers Legends Series games are amongst the highlights of the Great Lakes Loons 2010 promotional calendar, released today.
“We have had three great seasons of affordable family entertainment with Loons baseball,” said Chris Mundhenk, Loons Vice President of Marketing and Entertainment. “This year, in addition to a dozen fireworks shows, we are continuing two of our most popular promotions from 2009-$1 Family Feast Nights and the Tigers Legends Series.”
The Tigers Legends Series, presented by MidMichigan Health, features three in-person appearances by Tigers greats and three Tigers bobblehead giveaways. Players scheduled to visit are three-time AL All-Star and 1968 World Series MVP Mickey Lolich (June 17), four-time AL All-Star Willie Horton (July 8) and a repeat visit from two-time NL All-Star Darrell Evans (August 19), who previously came to Dow Diamond for the Home Run Derby during 2008’s All-Star Festivities. All player appearances have been confirmed but are subject to change. Bobbleheads to be given away are Cecil Fielder (June 3), Bill Freehan (July 22) and Norm Cash (September 2). As part of the series, MidMichigan Health will provide fans with health and wellness-themed fairs at each of the six games. The Tigers Legends Ticket Package is a six-game ticket package available for just $54 by calling the Loons ticket office at 989.837.BALL.
Returning in 2010 are the wildly popular fireworks nights, powered by Dow Corning. The first of the twelve fireworks nights is Saturday, May 7.
Farm Bureau Insurance will be the presenting sponsor of three Sunday Youth Baseball Clinics (May 16, June 6 and June 27), complete with baseball instruction from Loons’ players. Farm Bureau also returns as the presenting sponsor of Kids Run the Bases, following every Sunday afternoon home game.
The Loons will be highlighting their partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, August 7 with Dodgertown Midland Celebration Night. Dodgers-themed promotions will take place throughout the game and the evening will end with a fireworks show, powered by Dow Corning.
Several national entertainment acts will appear at the ballpark, including Team Ghost Riders (May 8), the Amazing Christopher tribute to the King of Pop (June 4), Quick Change (July 4) and the Chicago Bull’s Bucket Boys (August 20).
Other exciting promotional events and theme nights for 2010 include High School Spirit nights when area high schools show their school spirit at Dow Diamond and compete for a grant from the Michigan Baseball Foundation. Participating schools include Sanford Meridian (April 11), Nouvel Catholic Central (April 12), Bay City All Saints (April 13), Coleman (April 15), Midland High (April 23), Bullock Creek (April 24), Bay City Western (April 25), Bay City Central (May 4) and Midland Dow (May 5).
Other exciting promotional events and theme nights for 2010 include two School Kids Day Games (May 6 and 20), Family Picnic Olympics (May 31), Polar Bear Club Night (April 15), College Night (April 16), five F.P. Horak poster giveaway nights (April 16, May 15, June 16, August 1 and August 23), Raining Money Night presented by Chemical Bank (July 23) and Star Wars Night (August 21).
A full listing of 2010 Loons promotions is attached to this release. Individual game tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale March 1, and can be purchased at Loons.com, in person at the Dow Diamond box office or by phone at 989-837-BALL.