PRESS RELEASE – The Sacramento River Cats’ 2012 promotional schedule will include several new promotions as well as returning fan favorites, highlighted by Sutter Health Fireworks Saturdays, Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays and Toyota Family Value Fridays. Throughout the 2012 slate, fans can expect family-friendly, fun-filled promotions at least six nights per week, with no fewer than 13 giveaway nights on the schedule.
US Bank Sunday Fundays return in 2012, with pre-game autographs and kids running the bases after every Sunday contest. Mondays are Seniors Eat Free Mondays presented by Cache Creek, on which seniors receive a complete hot dog meal. Kids Eat Free Tuesdays presented by California Family Fitness returns for Tuesday night games in 2012 as well, where kids 12 and under get a hot dog meal.
The giveaway season starts on Opening Day (April 13), when the first 7,500 fans will receive a game schedule cling, presented by Raley’s and Bel Air. April 15 marks the return of Art Day presented by Aaron Brothers, with the first 1,500 fans receiving a Dinger the Artist paint set.
The 2012 season is dotted with four block parties along Ballpark Drive at Raley Field, starting with the Showdown Hoedown pre-game block party on May 26. In addition, the Cats and Raley Field will play host to Fin Fest/A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett block party (June 16), the Hot Rods & Cool Cats Car Show and block party (July 14), and the Oktoberfest block party (Aug. 25).
The River Cats will honor both moms and dads this season, with the Macy’s Mother’s Day Brunch package (May 13) and Father’s Day Baseball and BBQ package (June 17). “Wine in the Park” returns to Raley Field on May 25, featuring a pre-game wine tasting event.
July 3 marks another Independence Day Celebration presented by the U.S. Army, with 2,500 U.S. flags given out and a Sutter Health Fireworks Extravaganza following the game.
The May 31 River Cats-Fresno Grizzlies game is A’s vs. Giants Night, on which 2,500 fans will receive a Highway 99 Showdown hat. Raley Field Sleepover Night is June 15, with 2,500 River Cats pillowcases being given away.
Other notable nights at Raley Field this season include Country Night (July 12), Rock the Vote Night with 2,500 fans receiving a presidential candidate Wobblehead (August 2), and Star Wars Night, where 2,500 glow sabers will be given away (August 18).
The complete River Cats 2012 promotional schedule can be found online at rivercats.com.