Stingers Release 2011 Promotional Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League announced today its complete 2011 game night promotional schedule. The Stingers promotional schedule includes 35 nightly promotions including many new nights fans can expect at the ballpark this summer. Promotional nights will include post-game fireworks shows, special guests, giveaway items and theme nights throughout the season.  Single Game Tickets for the Home Opener and all Stingers home games will go on sale starting this Saturday at 11am at the Home Run Hive located at Hansen Advertising inside the log cabin building across from the Flags of Honor Memorial. 

The Stingers promotional schedule will be highlighted with six post-game fireworks shows and special appearance by SpongeBob Square Pants, former Minnesota Twins player guest appearance with Twins mascot T.C. Bear and even Wally the Beer Man. The promotional schedule also includes giveaways for the first 250 fans through the gates that will take place before Stingers home games this season.  These items include nights such as full-sized wood baseball bats, umbrellas, replica jerseys, baseball hats, ball night and even team trading card night.  The Stingers will also have several theme nights including a Summertime St. Patty’s Night where the players will wear green jerseys and green hats and Turn Back the Clock Night, Ag Night and even Fan Appreciation Weekend. 

“Promotions are what make Northwoods League baseball great,” Stingers co-owner Ryan Voz stated.  “We have 35 home games and each game has something unique and fun for the entire family,” Voz added. 

The entire 2011 Stingers promotional schedule is listed on below or you can click on the schedule tab above.   The Stingers Home Opener is presented by Christianson & Associates is Wednesday, June 1 at Bill Taunton Stadium.  Game time is at 7:05pm.    Season tickets for the 2011 season presented by Charter Communications are $149 for reserved seat tickets and $169 for box seat tickets. For more information regarding the upcoming season, please call 320-222-2010.

Complete 2011 Promotional Schedule:

June 1
2011 Home Opener presented by Christianson & Associates, PLLP
Home Opener presented by Christianson & Associates, PLLP & Lakeland Broadcasting featuring a Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza. (1st 1,000 fans will receive a 2011 magnet schedule).

June 2
Umbrella Night presented by Hansen Advertising. (1st 250 adults will receive a Stingers umbrella).

June 3
Baseball Cap Night presented by Heritage Bank. (1st 300 fans will receive a Stingers baseball cap).

June 8
Baseball Night presented by Arnold’s of Willmar. (1st 250 kids 14 years of age and under will receive a Stingers logo baseball).

June 9
Baseball Bat Night presented by Perkins Lumber. (1st 300 kids 14 years of age and under will receive a full-sized 28” Stingers baseball bat).

June 11
Post-game Fireworks Night presented by Miller Lite. Pre-game dance routine performed by local dance teams.

June 12
“Books and Baseball Night” presented by Early Childhood Initiative. Families will have the opportunity to read with players/coaches before the game. (1st 250 families with a child 4 years of age and under will receive a book).

June 13
Water Bottle Night presented by Rice Memorial Hospital. (1st 1,000 fans will receive a Stingers water bottle).

June 15
Replica Jersey Night presented by Cash Wise Foods. (1st 250 kids 14 years of age and under will receive a Stingers replica jersey t-shirt).

June 18
American Cancer Society Night presented by Duininck Inc. Pink bats used by the players will be auctioned off for the local American Cancer Society chapter. (1st 250 fans will receive a pink wristband).

June 19
“Take Dear Ol’ Dad to a Ballgame”. It’s Father’s Day presented by Rambow Inc. (1st 300 fathers will receive a Stingers t-shirt).

June 22
“Guaranteed Win Night” presented by Erbert and Gerberts & Big Country. (1st 250 fans will receive an envelope with different amounts of comet cash). If by chance, the Stingers would happen to lose, all fans will receive a voucher to a future game as they exit the stadium.

June 23
“Hot Dog Hundo Night”. Various dollar bills will be located inside hot dog wrappers and one lucky fan will win $100 just for purchasing a hot dog.

June 24
Willmar Fests Night presented by Q102 & Big Country. Willmar Fests candidates will compete to become the Stingers 2nd Annual Willmar Fests Champion.

June 25
Scout Day. Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will participate in on-field activities and all scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform to the game.

June 30
Beer, Brats and Baseball Night presented by Westside Liquor. Pre-game beer tasting and specialty brats from Wick’s Meat Shoppe. Contact the Stingers office to purchase tickets to the pre-game event. (Only 200 tickets available for pre-game event).

July 7
Minnesota Twins Night presented by KDJS 1590AM. A former Twins player and TC the Bear will be on hand to throw out the first pitch and sign autographs. (1st 300 fans will receive a MN Twins promotional item).

July 8
“Green Mill Gift Card Night” presented by the Green Mill. (1st 250 adults will receive Green Mill gift cards with various dollar amounts on them). One fan will even win the grand prize of a $1,000 gift card.

July 9
Veterans Appreciation Night and Post-Game Fireworks presented by Uncommon USA and Central Lakes Cooperative.

July 10
Guest appearance by SpongeBob Square Pants presented by Charter Communications. The Nickelodeon character will be on hand to throw out the first pitch and take photos with fans.

July 12
Team Poster Night presented by the Central Minnesota Christian School. (1st 500 fans will receive a Stingers Team Poster). This night will also celebrate the CMCS 100th anniversary.

July 13
Sold Out.  Kandiyohi Power Cooperative Night. This night is open to members of the cooperative only. Please contact the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative for more details on tickets.

July 14
“Minute to Win It Night”. Fans will have an opportunity to win prizes by competing in various contests throughout the game.

July 22
Diamond Dig Night presented by Elmquist Jewelers & Q102. 1st 125 women will receive a scoop and 250 women will compete to find a $1,000 diamond hidden in the infield dirt after the game.

July 23
9AM “Get Stung with the Run” Stingers 5K Run/Walk & 1K Kids Run presented by Rice Memorial Hospital, Hansen Advertising and Subway. Race will start at 9am at Bill Taunton Stadium, contact the Stingers office to sign up.
7:05PM Run, Bike and Eat Right Night presented by Rice Memorial Hospital, Q102 & Big Country. Fans will register to win 4 bikes throughout the game.  Top finishers from the Stingers 5K & 1K will be awarded during a pre-game ceremony. Stick around for Post-Game Fireworks.

July 24
Willmar Area Shriners Night. Fans are encouraged to bring a toy to the ballpark for children at the Shriners Hospital.

July 28
“Once Upon a Time Night” featuring your favorite Disney Princesses. The Princesses will be on
hand to throw out the first pitch and take photos with kids. (Kids wearing their favorite princess dress will receive half price admission).

July 29
Baseball Trading Card Night presented by Bernick’s Pepsi. (1st 500 fans will receive a full team set of Stingers baseball cards). It’s also Youth Baseball Night. Come out and celebrate the end of another fun summer of baseball.

July 30
Summertime St. Patty’s Night presented by Miller Lite. It’s all green… uniforms, green hats, green bases and even green beer. (1st 250 adults 21-and-older will receive a Stingers pint glass). Stick around for Post-Game Fireworks.

August 4
“Jersey’s off our Back Night” presented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Fans will be able to bid on the Stingers player’s jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned off for the Willmar Lakes Area Food Shelf. Fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the ballpark for the food shelf.
August 5
Turn Back the Clock to 1971 and celebrate Affiliated Community Medical Center’s 40th Anniversary. Stingers players and coaches will be wearing 1971 style uniforms and the first 300 fans will receive a Stingers vintage baseball cap presented by ACMC.

August 6
Wine, Women and Baseball Night presented by Westside Liquor & Q102. Pre-game wine tasting, pampering stations, food and more. Contact the Stingers office for more details on purchasing tickets to the pre-game event. (Only 300 tickets are available for pre-game event).

August 9
“Salute to Agriculture Night” presented by Central Lakes Cooperative. The entire night will be themed around the Ag industry. Come early for a pre-game cow milking contest, plus all fans will receive FREE sweet corn compliments of Central Lakes Cooperative.

August 13 & 14
Fan Appreciation Weekend presented by Marcus Construction

August 13
Poster Night and Post- Game Fireworks presented by Marcus Construction and Lakeland Broadcasting. (1st 500 fans will receive a Stingers poster).

August 14
Stingers prizes given away throughout the game including a set of 2012 season tickets. Pre-game Fan Fest from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. which will include player autographs/pictures, food and inflatables for kids.

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