Sun, Fireworks, Pink Unis and More in Store for Weekend Homestand

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, return to Hadlock Field for a three-game Mother’s Day weekend series against the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins)May 6th-8th. April showers are behind us as Slugger will bring the May Flowers for Mother’s Day in what is sure to be a beautiful weekend at Hadlock Field.

The homestand will feature the second post-game fireworks show of the year on Friday night along with the largest 5K in the State of Maine on Sunday, and much more. Take a look at all of the events taking place this weekend at Hadlock Field.

Friday, May 6th @ 6:00 PM
New Britain Rock Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs

  • Fireworks-After the game, enjoy a dazzling post-game Fireworks display made possible by U.S. Cellular and WJBQ.
  • Food Drive- WCSH 6 will kick-off their annual Feed ME Food Drive Friday night at the ballpark. All fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the game to be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Can’t make it to the game on Friday, log on to to see where you can make your food donations on Saturday.

Probable Starter: RHP Michael Lee

Saturday, May 7th @ 1:00 PM
New Britain Rock Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs

  • Most Improved Students- The Sea Dogs will honor 800 Students from across the state in a pre-game ceremony. Each student was selected by their teacher for their improvements and sustained excellence throughout the 2010-2011 school year, earning a complimentary ticket for Saturday’s game, courtesy of the Nextgen college Investing Plan.

Probable Starter: RHP Brock Huntzinger

Sunday, May 8th @ 1:00 PM
New Britain Rock Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs

  • Mother’s Day 5K Road Race- The Portland Sea Dogs along with the Maine Track Club and Paradigm Window Solutions will hold the 11th annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race at 9:15 AM. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Maine Breast Cancer Research. You can register onlinefor the 5K or the free Kid’s Fun Run.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day-The players will wear pink uniforms for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Kid’s Club Day– Come celebrate Slugger’s Birthday! Kids will get to help Slugger blow out the candles on his 18th birthday. The gathering will happen in the birthday area and all kids attending will get a sweet treat thanks to Hood.

Probable Starter: RHP Alex Wilson

Tickets are available for all remaining 2011 Sea Dogs’ home games. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket office at 207-879-9500 or online at The Sea Dogs are Maine’s most affordable professional sports entertainment.

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