PRESS RELEASE – The 2010 season drew one step closer this afternoon as the Clinton LumberKings formally announced the 2010 Promotional Schedule. Highlighting this year’s schedule are four Saturday Night post-game fireworks displays, three Saturday Night post-game concerts, an appearance by the “Ghost Riders” Cowboy Monkeys, Clinton Pilots Throwback Night and a bobblehead giveaway honoring 2004 LumberKing John Danks.
The Post-Game Fireworks displays, all presented by Jewel-Osco and WQAD-TV are scheduled for Saturday, May 22, Saturday, June 12, Saturday, August 7 and Friday, September 3. The 2010 Post-Game Concert Tour begins with “Down 24” on Saturday, June 26, “Sleepin’ on the Couch” on Saturday, July 17 and “Slough Buoys” on Saturday, August 21. The game times for the three concert dates have been moved up to 6:00 PM.
Alliant Energy Field will turn into a rodeo ring on Saturday, July 17 with the arrival of the “Ghost Riders” Monkey Cowboys. The world famous Ghost Riders (monkeys riding border collies, herding sheep) will ride prior to the “Sleepin’ on the Couch” concert.
The LumberKings take a step back to the 60’s on Saturday, August 21 for “Throwback Night”. The team will be clad in Clinton Pilots uniforms as they take on Peoria, and fans in attendance will receive a special Pilots t-shirt courtesy of iwireless and WQAD-TV.
The most coveted of the ’10 giveaways, the Danks bobblehead will be handed out on Friday, July 30 thanks to Casey’s General Stores and KWQC-TV. Danks went 3-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 14 games with the ’04 Kings. The former first-round pick is 31-33 with a 4.06 ERA over three seasons with the Chicago White Sox.
The LumberKings will continue to stay cause-conscious in 2010. Based on the success of last year’s powder-blue jerseys benefitting testicular cancer research, the LumberKings will again wear special jerseys on Saturday, May 22 for Mediacom Cancer Awareness Night. This time, pink colored jerseys will be auctioned off for breast cancer research. “Peanut Free Night”, a game void of peanut products in respect to those with peanut allergies will take place on Wednesday, May 5. The Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency and WQAD-TV will again host “Going Green Night” on Friday, August 13. The environmentally-friendly event will feature School Folders for students, thanks also to the CCASWA and WQAD-TV.
Many of the favorite giveaways from recent seasons are back. The year begins with the Espresso, Cigars & More and KCLN/Mac 94.7 Magnet Schedule giveaway, slated for the Thursday, April 8 opener. That’s followed by the Poster Schedule giveaway on Friday, April 9. Maid-Rite and Mediacom Team Photos (Friday, May 21), Thrivent Financial and KWQC-TV Souvenir Baseballs (Friday, June 25) and iwireless and KWQC-TV Baseball Caps (Friday, July 9) will all be back as giveaways.
The season wraps up strong in August and September, with the Aaron’s Sales and Lease and KLJB-TV NFL Trip Giveaway on Friday, August 27, Ashford University and Clinton Community College “Back to College Night” on Thursday, September 2 and the Season Ticket Raffle on Friday, September 3. Alliant Energy Field also gets a visit from Dwyer and Michaels of Q106.5 on August 27 for the “Dwyer and Michaels Fun Fest” presented by Miller Lite.
The LumberKings have also unveiled the weekly promotions for the 2010 season, featuring some returning fan favorites and some new ways to save.
The week kicks off with the new “Manic Mondays”, sponsored by Miller Lite. Fans can enjoy food and drink specials that evening.
Tuesdays will once again be KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets nights, where fans can redeem a buy-one-get-one ticket offer when they present a KRAFT Singles package wrapper to the box office.
On Wednesday nights, families or groups of four can enjoy the best savings yet with “Louie’s Grand Slam”. Four General Admission tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four bags of chips cost just $20. If still hungry after that meal, Subway Sandwich Wednesdays also return in 2010.
The popular “Thirsty Thursdays” are back as the weekend nears, but patrons can now feast on ribs during DJ’s Rib Night.
Fridays are “Fiesta Fridays” this season, featuring special discounts on themed food items. Saturdays will once again be “Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Saturdays”.
Kids can have plenty of fun every Sunday, with things getting started with “Play Catch on the Field” an hour prior to every 2:00 PM start. The Sunday discounts remain the same, with Family Day (two adults and up to four kids can get General Admission tickets for $15) and All Faiths Day ($3 admission with a church bulletin). After the game, kids are invited to run the bases.
The LumberKings open the 2010 season at Alliant Energy Field on Thursday, April 8 against Peoria. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM. For tickets, merchandise and more information, contact the LumberKings’ main office at 563-242-0727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.