PRESS RELEASE – The Batavia Muckdogs, Genesee County’s only professional sports franchise, has released its 2010 promotional schedule featuring fireworks, giveaways, special events, theme nights, and daily promotions.
The fun will kick off three days prior to Opening Day with the very first pre-season “Pep Dog Rally” on Wednesday June 16th starting at 6 p.m. This free event will be fans’ first chance to meet this year’s team. The night will feature games for the kids, local mascots, and prizes and raffles throughout the night. A particular highlight of the evening will be a homerun derby featuring local celebrities, including City Manager Jason Molino and Elba Town Supervisor Lucine Kauffman.
The Muckdogs will again offer fans a daily menu of money-saving promotions available throughout the season.
The Daily News will continue to sponsor Muckdog Mondays. Every Monday home game, fans can receive $1.00 discount off a General Admission ticket when they redeem a coupon that runs in the Saturday edition of The Daily News.
On Tuesday nights, KRAFT Singles presents KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets. Fans can bring a KRAFT Singles wrapper to the Muckdogs box office for a buy one – get one free ticket from KRAFT Singles. Visit kraftsingles.com for more details.
The Family Four Pack will take place on every Wednesday during the 2010 season and is presented by Drug Free Communities. Fans can purchase four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four 12 oz. sodas and a 2010 program for only $30, a savings of $12.00. Every Family Four Pack purchased will also receive a free prize pack courtesy of Drug Free Communities.
Fireworks will again light up the sky after every Friday night game at Dwyer Stadium, as well as on the annual Independence Day celebration on July 3rd. Every Saturday will feature a pre-game concert in the concourse. These “Rock the Ballpark” events are presented by Tim Horton’s of Batavia and will feature New Buffalo Impact with Papa and Mama Root, an oldies rock and roll tribute band, and original music recording artists. All performances begin at 6 p.m. and are weather permitting.
The Muckdogs will also play host to multiple unique events at Dwyer Stadium this summer. On Saturday July 10th, the Muckdogs will host the first annual “Festival of Muck”, paying tribute to the mucklands in Elba. The night will feature muck wrestling, an onion giveaway, muck slip ‘n slide and a bobbing for onion contest. More details on this event will be revealed at a later date. The Muckdogs will also host two Community Sleepovers on Saturday July 10th and Saturday July 17th. Participants who buy their tickets in advance will be given a discount. Only 400 vouchers for sleeping on site will be given out for each night. For more details, fans can call the office at (585) 343-5454.
Other games of note on the 2010 promotional schedule include:
Opening Day/Magnet Schedule Giveaway – Saturday, June 19th
Star Wars Night – Saturday, June 26th
Anti-Bullying Night – Monday June 28th Museum Night at the Muckdogs – fans will learn about the history of Genesee County – Friday, July 2nd
Free Buzz Cuts – Friday July 16th
Sun Visor Giveaway (1st 500 fans) – Saturday, July 17th
Renew Your Vows with Reverend Sick – Sunday, July 18th
Muckdogs Fans Fan Giveaway (1st 1000 fans) – Friday July 30th
Frisbee Giveaway (1st 500 fans) – Saturday July 31st
“Muckdog Gazette” Giveaway – Monday, August 2nd
Team Photo Giveaway I – Saturday, August 14th
Belly Buster Night – Monday, August 30th
Fireworks Nights will be as follows: July 2nd & 3rd, July 9th, 16th and 30th; August 13th; September 3rd.
The Muckdogs open their 2010 home schedule on Saturday, June 19th vs. the Auburn Doubledays at 7:05 p.m. For a complete 2010 promotional schedule, Click here or call the Muckdogs office at (585) 343-5454.