PRESS RELEASE – The Batavia Muckdogs, Genesee County’s only professional sports franchise, have released their 2011 promotional schedule featuring fireworks, giveaways, special events, theme nights, and daily promotions.
The fun will kick off two days prior to Opening Day with the 2nd annual pre-season “Pep Dog Rally” on Wednesday June 15th 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 wiffle ball homerun derby that anyone can participate in. Fans can sign up to participate as they enter the ballpark and we will pick, at random, four children and four adults to participate. These participants will compete in a wiffle ball homerun derby on the field. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
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 2011 season and is presented by M&T Bank. Fans can purchase four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four 12 oz. sodas and a 2011 program for only $30, a savings of $14.00.
Thursday features a new addition to the lineup. This year, every Thursday home game, the first 100 kids will eat for free courtesy of The Williams Law Firm. Each child will receive a coupon for a free hot dog, soda and snack item.
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 4th. Every Saturday will feature a pre-game concert in the concourse. These “Rock the Ballpark” events are presented by Tim Horton’s of Batavia, New Buffalo Impact, LowPriceChoice.com, and Energy Efficiency Training Center 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.
At Sunday home games, kids can run the bases with Homer after the game courtesy of Bob Evans Restaurant in Batavia. Every child who does run the bases with receive a free coupon to Bob Evans Restaurant. Also on Sundays, the Muckdogs have partnered with HCR Home Care and the Batavia Bus Service for a Sunday Senior Bus Service. This service will provide free transportation from several local senior living centers to and from all Sunday home games.
Other games of note on the 2011 promotional schedule include:
Opening Day/Fireworks/Magnet Schedule Giveaway/Inflatable Bat Giveaway – Friday, June 17th
Father’s Day/Prostate Cancer Awareness Day with Specialty Cap Auction/Post-Game Catch on Field – Sunday, June 19th
Independence Day Celebration Fireworks – Monday, July 4th
Frisbee Giveaway – Friday, July 8th
Bark in the Park – Sunday, July 17th
Team Photo Giveaway – Saturday, August 6th
Buffalo Sabres Legend Rob Ray Autograph Appearance – Tuesday, August 9th
Star Wars Night – Saturday, August 13th
Water Bottle Giveaway – Monday August 22nd
Stache Bash – Wednesday, August 24th
Ryan Howard Collectible Coin Giveaway (with coupon from Batavia Downs Casino)- Thursday, August 25th
Chase Utley Collectible Coin Giveaway (with coupon from Batavia Downs Casino) – Saturday, September 3rd
Fireworks Nights will be as follows: June 17th, July 4th, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, and August 12th.
The Muckdogs open their 2011 home schedule on Friday, June 17th vs. the Auburn Doubledays at 7:05 p.m. For a complete 2011 promotional schedule click here or call the Muckdogs office at (585) 343-5454.