Pelicans Unveil Promotional Schedule for 2011

PRESS RELEASE – Armed with a new slogan of “Baseball’s Even Better at the Beach”, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, back up their claim with a 2011 promotional schedule stacked with the best entertainment acts, fireworks nights, and giveaways in Minor League Baseball.

In addition to dozens of innovative and fan-friendly promotions, the Pelicans have again lined the schedule with their tremendously popular weekly promotions such as Kids Eat Free Monday, Team Tuesday, and Thirsty Thursday and have added new feature day–Wiener Wednesdays, with $1 Hebrew National hot dogs at all Wednesday home games.

The Pelicans boast over 15 giveaway and fireworks dates throughout the 2011 summer.

The action and entertainment begin with a bang for the Pelicans on Opening Night, April 8 at 7:05 p.m. against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, with the first of 17 postgame fireworks displays throughout the season as well as a giveaway of team schedule magnets to the first 1,500 fans through the ballpark gates.

2011 FIREWORKS SCHEDULE
– Friday, April 8 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – 7:05 PM
– Thursday, April 28 vs. Potomac Nationals – 7:05 PM
– Sunday, May 29 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – 6:05 PM
– Sunday, June 19 vs. Frederick Keys – 6:05 PM
– Thursday, June 23 vs. Potomac Nationals – 7:05 PM
-Friday, June 25 vs Potomac Nationals-7:05 PM
– Friday, July 1 vs. Kinston Indians – 7:05 PM
– Thursday, July 14 vs. Salem Red Sox – 7:05 PM
– Thursday, July 21 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – 7:05 PM
– Thursday, July 28 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – 7:05 PM
– Sunday, July 31 vs. Winston-Salem Dash – 6:05 PM
– Sunday, August 7 vs. Potomac Nationals – 6:05 PM
– Thursday, August 18 vs. Kinston Indians – 7:05 PM
– Sunday, August 21 vs. Kinston Indians – 6:05 PM
– Thursday, August 25 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – 7:05 PM
– Sunday, September 4 vs. Salem Red Sox – 6:05 PM
– Monday, September 5 vs. Salem Red Sox – 6:05

The 2011 slate at BB&T Coastal Field features 17 giveaway nights, as well, beginning on April 10 when the first 500 fans ages 12 and under will receive the first of five free Webkinz to be handed out during the season. Other giveaways include a Pelicans Duffle Bag, Bat Bag, Car Flag, Sunglasses Case, Bucket Hat, and more.

2011 GIVEAWAY SCHEDULE
– Friday, April 8 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Schedule Magnet (first 1,500 fans)
– Sunday, April 10 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Golden Retriever Webkinz (first 500 fans ages 12 and under)
– Friday, April 29 vs. Frederick Keys – Flip Flops Presented by Fairfield Inn (first 1,000 fans)
– Saturday, April 30 vs. Frederick Keys – Googles Webkinz (first 500 fans ages 12 and under) – Sunday, May 1 vs. Frederick Keys – Alley Cat Webkinz (first 500 fans ages 12 and under)
– Saturday, May 14 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – Harley Hat Presented by Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson (first 1,000 fans)
– Sunday, May 15 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – Pelicans Bat Bag Presented by Hampton Inn (first 1,000 fans ages 14 and under)
– Friday, May 27 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Pelicans Duffle Bag Presented by Presented by Angelo’s Steak and Pasta (first 1,000 fans)
– Saturday, May 28 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Spotted Frog Webkinz (first 500 fans ages 12 and under)
– Sunday, May 29 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Lionfish Webkinz (first 500 fans ages 12 and under)
– Friday, June 17 vs. Frederick Keys – Sunglasses Case (first 1,000 fans)
– Friday, June 24 vs. Potomac Nationals – Pelicans Car Flag (first 1,000 fans)
– Thursday, July 14 vs. Salem Red Sox – Wizard Wand (first 500 fans ages 12 and under)
– Saturday, July 16 vs. Salem Red Sox – Pelicans Tattoo Sleeve (first 1,000 fans)
– Friday, July 29 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Grocery Tote Presented by Palmetto Pride (first 1,000 fans)
– Friday, August 19 vs. Kinston Indians – Pelicans Bucket Hat (first 1,000 fans)
– Friday, September 3 vs. Salem Red Sox – Splash Bobblehead (first 1,000 fans)

The Pelicans organization has long prided itself on its selection of well-known and well-respected minor league entertainment acts and celebrity appearances. The 2011 season is no different as the club rolls out the red carpet on the first Saturday of the season and does not stop through the end of the year.

2011 ENTERTAINMENT ACTS AND APPEARANCES
– Saturday, April 9 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Fire Stunt Man Appearance
– Friday, May 13 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – Reggy Appearance
– Saturday, May 14 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – Jerry “The King” Lawler Appearance
– Saturday, June 18 vs. Frederick Keys – Sweet Right Brothers Appearance
– Saturday, July 30 vs. Winston-Salem Dash – Muno/Yo Gabba Gabba Appearance
– Friday, August 5 vs. Potomac Nationals – Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Appearance
– Saturday, August 6 vs. Potomac Nationals – Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Appearance
– Saturday, August 20 vs. Kinston Indians – Reggy Appearance

Another staple of Minor League Baseball, the Pelicans’ ever-popular theme nights, group nights and special events return for the new campaign. Such highlights in the 2011 schedule include Summer Beach Party, Wizards Night to commemorate the release of the newest “Harry Potter” movie, and Bark in the Park, where the Birds welcome their canine friends to BB&T Coastal Field.

2011 GROUP THEME SCHEDULE
– Sunday, April 10 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Deuce’s Birthday
– Tuesday, April 26 vs. Potomac Nationals – 70’s Night
– Wednesday, April 27 vs. Potomac Nationals – 80’s Night
– Thursday, April 28 vs. Potomac Nationals – 90’s Night
– Friday, April 29 vs. Frederick Keys – Royal Wedding Night
– Saturday, April 30 vs. Frederick Keys – Scouts Night
– Thursday, May 12 vs. Kinston Indians – Pirate Night
– Wednesday, May 25 vs. Salem Red Sox – Bark in the Park
– Friday, May 27 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Dads and Daughters Night
– Wednesday, June 8 vs. Winston-Salem Dash – Summer Beach Party
– Thursday, June 9 vs. Winston-Salem Dash – “Ouch, That’s Gotta’ Hurt!”
– Thursday, June 16 vs. Frederick Keys – Emergency Services Night
– Saturday, June 18 vs. Frederick Keys – Military Appreciation Night
– Thursday, June 23 vs. Potomac Nationals – Technology Night
– Thursday, July 14 vs. Salem Red Sox – Wizards Night
– Friday, July 15 vs. Salem Red Sox – Key West Night
– Saturday, July 16 vs. Salem Red Sox – Jersey Shore Night
– Thursday, July 21 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks – Superhero Night
– Thursday, July 28 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – Infomercial Night
– Saturday, July 30 vs. Winston-Salem Dash – Yo Gabba Gabba Night
– Sunday, July 31 vs. Winston-Salem Dash – Halloween in July
– Friday, August 5 vs. Potomac Nationals – Western Night
– Saturday, August 6 vs. Potomac Nationals – Eastbound & Down Night
– Thursday, August 18 vs. Kinston Indians – Salute to Rec Specs Night
– Friday, August 19 vs. Kinston Indians – Bark in the Park
– Sunday, August 21 vs. Kinston Indians – College Football Night
– Thursday, August 25 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats – Ladies Night with Bachelor Auction

As noted, the Pelicans will continue their popular daily promotions from the last two seasons, as well as new daily special events.

Kids Eat Free/Mascot Mondays – All kids ages 12 and under receive a coupon at the gate for a free hot dog, bag of chips and soda. The Pelicans will also launch Mascot Mondays, featuring local mascot characters at the ballpark.

Team Tuesdays Presented by emedia group – For each of our nine Tuesday home dates, the first 1,000 in attendance will receive a poster featuring a different Pelicans player. That nights’ player will be available for autographs after the game. KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets. Show your BI-LO BOUSCARD for a Buy One, Get One ticket offer.

Wiener Wednesdays – A new promotion for 2011, the Pelicans will offer one dollar Hebrew National hot dogs for 11 Wednesday home games.

Thirsty Thursdays – Our popular discount special is back. For 12 Thursday night home dates, there will be on dollar draft beers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. courtesy of Budweiser.

Sunday Pregame Catch on the Field – For nine Sunday games, the Pelicans will once again give fans an opportunity to go down to the field for a catch for 25 minutes after the gates open.

The Pelicans open the 2011 season at home against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at 7:05 p.m. Individual game tickets, season tickets, Pelicans Flex Books, and Mini-Plans for the 2011 season are on sale now at the BB&T Coastal Field Box Office or by calling (843) 918-6000. Fans can also purchase memberships for the new Pelicans Kids’ Club presented by Wendy’s at the ballpark. Pelicans fans can also buy tickets 24 hours a day on-line at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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