PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards are thrilled to release their full promotional schedule for the 2012 season. The schedule is jam-packed with plenty of bobblehead giveaways, Saturday night fireworks, several famous celebrities and hilarious entertainment acts. In 2012 you will see the most aggressive, action-packed, fun-paced, thrilling, and daring promotional schedule from the Mallards yet!
Alligators on the infield! Werewolves pinch-running! A bobbling butt bobblehead doll! Midget Wrestling!
You may get a chance to see all of this at the “Duck Pond” in 2012. On June 4th, Charter Communications presents Bruce Mitchell from the hit TV show Swamp People. There is no word whether his hard-scaled friends are coming with him. From there you can head out on June 27th as Alex Meraz, one of the werewolves from Twilight makes a special appearance. Have you ever seen a plastic butt bobble? You can on July 6 for the YP.com Quack Daddies Bobble Butt. Inspired by the Mallards dancing drag crew, this butt will dance forever! Come back one week later on July 13th to see wrestling at its finest as the Half-Pint Brawlers Midget Wrestlers face-off on the infield.
On May 30th, Pepsi and the Great Dane will present Opening Night. Fans will receive Chet’s Car Care and Charter Communications magnet schedules and St. Mary’s poster schedules. The next two nights will feature Pepsi and Hy-Vee Super Hero night with a Super Hero Maynard Bobblehead giveaway on May 31st, and the TDS Human Cannonball Home Run w/ Dave “The Bullet” Smith Jr. on June 1st. “The Bullet” is back again and looking forward to wowing Madison as he hits a human home run by shooting himself 150 feet in the air and over the outfield fence!
Including the Quack Daddies Bobble Butt on July 6th the Mallards will have eight bobbleheads this season including the Pepsi/Hy-Vee SuperHero Maynard (May 31), Charter Communications “Miscellaneous Tyler” Vendor of the Year (June 15), The Great Dane Protest Maynard (July 1), Dr. Jay Hazen Dentistry for Madison Vintage Bobble Boy (July 5), Dane County Regional Airport Pilot Maynard (NWL All-Star Game-July 24), Schoep’s Ice Cream Presidential Election Bobblehead (July 27), and Marshfield Clinic Susan G. Komen For The Cure Princess Millie (August 5).
New this season will be LEGO kits at several games. Kids can receive a kit of LEGO pieces with instructions to build their ballpark favorites. These will occur on June 8th (LEGO Maynard presented by Zimbrick Honda), June 29th (LEGO “Duck Pond” Stadium presented by TDS), July 16th (LEGO Millie presented by Zimbrick Honda), and August 10th (LEGO Mallards Logo presented by Zimbrick Honda). All of the LEGO models are designed by briXwerX Studios.
Firework shows after the game will dazzle fans on five Saturday nights including June 16th presented by TDS, June 23rd presented by Budweiser, Rhythm and Booms on June 30th, July 14th presented by Ballweg Chevrolet Middleton/Sauk City and WISC 3, and July 28th presented by Hy-Vee. On August 10th the Mallards will have a one-of-a-kind bat light show as hundreds of bats with lights on them will be released post-game as part of Bat Awareness Night.
Joining Mitchell and Meraz in celebrity appearances will be Erik Estrada from CHiPs on June 13th as part of the Payroll Company Police Appreciation Night. Estrada may or may not be policing the parking lot before the game. On July 7th fans can meet wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler presented by Charter Communications. Rumor has it that Lawler, currently an announcer for WWE has challenged Mallards PA Announcer Aaron Sims to a PA-Showdown!
The Mallards are bringing back the smash hit Inflatamaniacs for multiple games on June 8th, June 29th, and August 11th.
Iceberg Awareness Night will be held on June 7th in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic. The Mallards are considering giving away a free iceburg lettuce head to the first 1,000 fans. Zombie Night will be on June 26th. If we told you what Zombie Night was all about we would have to kill you, unless you’re already dead! Globe University Dog Day at the Park is back on July 29th. Mallards fans are encouraged to bring along their pooch as we celebrate man’s best friend.
The Home Talent League All-Star game will be on August 3rd followed by the West Bend MLB/Mallards Alumni Game featuring Lee Smith, Rob Deer, Ben Oglivie, George Foster, Bill Lee, Jim Ganter and more on August 4th. Lastly the Mallards are hosting the Marshfield Clinic Susan G. Komen For The Cure Night and Princess Night on August 5th. Any kids 12 & younger in princess costumes get in the game free and the Mallards will sport pink uniforms to be sold in a silent auction benefiting the Komen For The Cure Madison Affiliate.
The 2012 season is upon us! Single-game tickets go on-sale April 28th for all Mallards home games! Don’t miss out on your chance to see these incredible promotions this summer!
The Mallards will host their season opener against the Battle Creek Bombers on May 30th at 7:05 pm at the “Duck Pond.” 7-Game Packs, season, and group tickets are on sale now!
The Madison Mallards are part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America.
Listed Below is the Full Promotional Schedule.
Wed May 30 – Pepsi & The Great Dane Opening Night.
Chet’s Car Care & Charter Communications Magnet Schedules.
St. Mary’s Poster Schedules.
Thu May 31 – Pepsi & Hy-Vee SuperHero night w/ SuperHero Maynard Bobbleheads.
Kids 12 & under in costume get in free & meet SuperHeroes.
Fri June 1 – TDS Human Cannonball Home Run w/ Dave “The Bullet” Smith Jr.
Mon June 4 – Charter Communications Swamp People Night.
Meet Bruce Mitchell from the hit TV show.
Thu June 7 – Iceberg Awareness Night presented by Spectrum Brands.
Fri June 8 – Zimbrick Honda LEGO Maynard kits designd by briXwerX Studios.
Appearance by Inflatamaniacs.
Wed June 13 – Payroll Company Police Appreciation Night featuring Erik Estrada from CHiPs.
Thu June 14 – Verno’s Custom Tattoo Night.
Free full-color Mallards tattoos pre-game.
Get inked & get two free Great Dane Duck Blind Tickets.
Temporary tattoos for the first 500 kids.
Fri June 15 – Charter Communications “Miscellaneous Tyler” Vendor of the Year Bobblehead Night. Ho-Chunk Madison Mallards Playing Cards (first 500 fans on the Great Dane Duck Blind).
Sat June 16 – Charter Communications Teddy Bear Toss Night benefiting the Boys & Girls Club.
Bring a gently used stuffed animal to the ballpark to participate. One participant will win $500!
Madison College Night.
Sun June 17 – Stoddard’s Father’s Day Grill Gloves & Madison Children’s Museum Night.
Wed June 20 – Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Appreciation Night w/ Weiner Dog Races.
Group Health Cooperative Water Bottles.
Rayovac & Cutter Night.
Sat June 23 – Jani-King Air Freshener Night.
Sun June 24 – Meriter & Physicians Plus Backyard Stadium Blanket Night.
Alliant Energy Summer Reading Program Night.
Tue June 26 – Fox 47 “No Text Zone” Night, Clean Lakes Alliance Night at the Ballpark.
Wed June 27 – Twilight Night. Meet “Paul”, Alex Meraz, from the movie.
Fri June 29 – TDS LEGO “Duck Pond” Stadium Kits & LEGO demonstration/building contest with briXwerX Studios.
Wisconsin Lottery Night.
Appearance by Inflatamaniacs.
Sat June 30 – Rhythm & Booms Fireworks Night.
The Diamond Center-Diamond Dig after the game.
Hy-Vee post-fireworks movie on the Pepsi Max Video Board.
Sun July 1 – The Great Dane Protest Maynard Bobblehead Day.
Thu July 5 – Dr. Jay Hazen Dentistry for Madison Vintage Bobble Boy Night.
Badger Honor Flight Military Appreciation Night. Mallards in Red, White & Blue caps to benefit BHF.
Fri July 6 – YP.com Quack Daddies Bobble Butt Night.
Stoddard’s Bratwurst Appreciation Night.
Sat July 7 – Meet wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler presented by Charter Communications. Union Cab Stress Taxis on the Great Dane Duck Blind.
Fri July 13 – MINI of Madison Half Pint Brawlers Midget Wrestling Night.
Sat July 14 – Dr. Jay Hazen Dentistry for Madison Muskies Turn Back the ClockNight w/ mesh Muskies Hats.
Fireworks presented by Ballweg Chevrolet Middleton/ Sauk City and WISC TV 3.
Mon July 16 – Madison Parks Night. Water Park Night.
Zimbrick Honda LEGO Millie kits designed by briXwerX Studios.
Tue July 17 – Sustain Dane Mallards Go Green Night. New Belgium Brewing Co. Bike Bell & Beer Night for the first 100 fans (21+) to bike to the park.
EMS appreciation night with UW Health.
Thu July 19 – Bacon Appreciation Night. St. Mary’s GoldenCare Grandparent Appreciation Night. 2-for-1 tickets for seniors 60+.
Pre-game ceremony on-field for all grandparents with their grandchildren.
Live music from The Hometown Sweethearts.
Tue July 24 – Northwoods League All-Star Game & Dane County Regional Airport Homerun Derby. Dane County Regional Airport Pilot Maynard Bobblehead Night.
HR Derby @ 6:00, First Pitch 7:35.
Fri July 27 – Presidential Bobblehead Election, cast your vote via bobblehead for Governor Romney or President Obama presented by Schoep’s Ice Cream.
Donate Life Wisconsin Organ, Tissue, and Eye Donation Awareness Night.
Sat July 28 – The Great Dane Summertime St. Patty’s Night w/ the Kissers.
Cost Cutters Mini Bat Night.
Sun July 29 – Mini of Madison Mini Cooper Roadster Maynard Garden Gnome – Email email@example.com to indicate you “like” both the Mallards & Mini of Madison on Facebook.
St. Mary’s An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away – free apples.
Globe University Dog Day at the Park.
Mon July 30 – Valpak State Fair Night w/ a Petting Zoo & more!
Charter Communications Team Poster Night. Cooking at the Park with UW Health’s Chef John.
Sat August 4 – West Bend MLB & Mallards Alumni Game with Lee Smith, Rob Deer, Ben Oglivie, George Foster, Bill Lee, & more. Autograph session starts at 4:30pm.
Sun August 5 – Marshfield Clinic Susan G. Komen For The Cure Night.
Princess Millie Bobblehead Night, kids 12 & under in princess costumes get in free.
Mallards will wear pink uniforms to be sold in a silent auction benefiting Komen For The Cure Madison Affiliate.
Mon August 6 – Jon Lancaster Toyota Baseball Card Night.
Motorcycle Safety Night.
Fri August 10 – The Natural Resources Foundation of WI Bats at the Park. Live bats, bat experts & post-game Bat Fireworks Light Show.
Zimbrick Honda LEGO logo kits designed by briXwerX Studios.
Cooking at the Park with UW Health’s Chef John.
Sat August 11 – TDS & Budweiser Fan Appreciation Night.
Appearance by Inflatamaniacs.