PRESS RELEASE – The Clinton LumberKings unveiled the 2012 promotional schedule today as Opening Night on Thursday, April 5 approaches. A charter member of the Midwest League in 1956, the LumberKings enter their fourth season as the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The 2012 season will be full of fireworks, post-game concerts, giveaways, special appearances and plenty of reasons to come to Ashford University Field aside from great baseball.
Fans have plenty of reasons to stay after the game during the 2012 campaign. Five Jewel Osco & WQAD-TV post-game fireworks nights are scheduled with the first one Friday, May 4 vs. Wisconsin. The others are scheduled for Friday, June 1 vs. Kane County, Wednesday, July 4 vs. Beloit, Friday, July 27 vs. Quad Cities and the home finale, Friday, August 31 vs. Burlington.
Post-game concerts and karaoke gives fans another reason to stick around after the game. “Stay Late Saturday” will showcase post-game concerts, kicking off with Dueling Pianos for the first time ever at a LumberKings game on Saturday, June 2 vs. Cedar Rapids. Levi Fraley will be in concert after the Saturday, June 23 contest vs. Kane County. The third post-game concert will take place on Saturday, July 28 following the game vs. Wisconsin with an act yet to be determined and the final post-game concert will be the Slough Buoys on Saturday, August 25 vs. Quad Cities.
Post-game Karaoke presented by Fat Dawgs Productions returns to Ashford University Field this season with two dates on the docket. The first will be Saturday, July 14 vs. South Bend and the second will be Saturday, August 18 vs. Cedar Rapids.
Two famous acts will bring their talents to Ashford University Field in 2012. Skyy Dogs USA, led by entertainer Ray Masel is America’s most exciting canines show and they’ll perform Thursday, June 14 vs. Wisconsin and is presented by KWQC-TV. The date will also serve as Flag Day and will feature a Regalia Mfg. giveaway. Elvis Night is scheduled for Friday, August 10 with an appearance by “Elvis Himselvis” and a grand prize trip for two to Graceland in Memphis aboard Amtrak will be up for grabs; the night is presented by THIS Quad Cities.
The promotional schedule will feature 25 giveaway dates with several fan favorites back in 2012. Some of the highlights include a Autographed Taijuan Walker Baseball America Cover giveaway on Saturday, April 7 vs. Burlington, Team Photo giveaway presented by Maid-Rite & Mediacom, iwireless & WQAD-TV T-Shirt giveaway and a bobblehead honoring former LumberKing and current Texas Ranger, Derek Holland presented by Casey’s General Stores and KWQC-TV on Friday, August 18 vs. Cedar Rapids. McDonalds and Mediacom cards strips are back for eight select dates throughout the season with the first coming Wednesday, May 30 vs. Kane County.
There are several weekly promotions in 2012 at Ashford University Field beginning with Manic Mondays presented by Miller Lite. On Tuesday’s, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs. Louie’s Grand Slam Wednesday’s are back for another year. For just $25, fans will receive four GA tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four bags of chips. Thirsty Thursday’s are back featuring drink specials all night long. On Friday’s, fans can enjoy margarita and daiquiri specials along with BBQ Night. Along with “Stay Late Saturday’s” comes the Philly Cheesesteak & Italian Chicken Sandwich. Sundays are Family Day where a family will receive two adult GA and four student GA tickets for just $20.
The full promotional schedule can be viewed on LumberKings.com.