PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks today announced the club’s preliminary promotional schedule for the 2014 season. Throughout the year, the team will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season as well as back-to-back Atlantic League championships.
“2014 will surely be a historic season for the Ducks organization,” says Ducks president and general manager Michael Pfaff. “Fans will be treated to a wide assortment of special nights and giveaways, recognize two incredible achievements and continue to enjoy the most affordable, family-friendly entertainment on Long Island.”
All the fun begins on Opening Night, Friday, May 2, when Long Island (and America’s) #1 family-owned and operated appliance and electronics company, P.C. Richard & Son, will present “Replica Championship Ring Night.” The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive ceramic molds of the team’s 2013 Atlantic League championship ring, courtesy of the electronics & appliance giant and long-time Ducks sponsor. Gates will open at 6:05 p.m. prior to that night’s game against the York Revolution, and fans will want to be in their seats early for a special Championship Ring and Banner Raising Ceremony to honor the 2013 Atlantic League champion Ducks.
The promotional schedule also features a variety of other back-to-back championship-themed giveaway items, including commemorative autograph books, logo patches, bobbleheads and logo caps. In addition, the schedule is also highlighted by several giveaways and theme nights celebrating Long Island’s 15th Anniversary Season. Among the giveaways will be magnet schedules, logo patches, team card sets and commemorative posters. In addition, Sunday, August 17 will be Legends Day at the ballpark, complete with special guests and pre-game festivities.
Ducks fans will be dazzled in 2014 by a record-tying 15 Fireworks Extravaganzas sprinkled throughout the season. Bethpage Ballpark will be the place to be on these special nights, as the Ducks light the sky with the best fireworks show in baseball. Fans will be treated to a variety of other giveaway items during the year such as t-shirts, bobbleheads, reusable shopping bags, baseballs, foam fingers and more along with a variety of theme nights throughout the season. Some special dates already scheduled include the Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night, the first-ever Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Night, Military Appreciation Night, YMCA Night, Movie Night, Mascot Day and TWO Camp Days with special 11:05 a.m. start times. In all, 48 of the team’s 70 home games are being announced as promotional days, with more sure to follow. By comparison, the MLB clubs in the area, the Mets and Yankees, have 42 and 44 of 81 scheduled, respectively. The preliminary 2014 promotional schedule can be viewed below.
Tickets for all of these dates will go on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Bethpage Ballpark box office. The ballpark will be the one and only place to get Ducks game tickets at that time, so fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure the best availability for all of this year’s great promotional dates.
This Saturday, to mark the Opening Day of Ticket Sales, fans will be treated to a carnival-like atmosphere on the plaza at Bethpage Ballpark beginning at 7:00 a.m. QuackerJack and Ducks coaches will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures along with Peppa Pig from the hit TV show on Nick Jr. They will join emcees The Wiseman & Frank of B-103 to lead the morning excitement. In addition, the Ducks have announced that Long Island-based rock and roll band Tony K. and Boardwalk will be providing musical entertainment throughout the festivities.
Centerplate, the official concessions partner of the Long Island Ducks, will provide complimentary snacks and beverages including coffee, hot chocolate and bagels for fans as they wait on line. Several other food partners will also be providing treats for fans to enjoy as well. The Waddle In Shop, the official merchandise store of the Ducks, will also be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For information regarding all of the fun and excitement taking place at Bethpage Ballpark on Saturday, March 22, CLICK HERE!
Tickets go on sale this Saturday for the following promotions scheduled for the 2014 Ducks season.
2014 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
May 2: Replica Championship Rings by P.C. Richard and Son (first 1,500 fans)
May 3 (Day): 15th Anniversary Season Magnet Schedules by QuackerJack Foundation (first 1,500 fans)
May 3 (Night): Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union
May 4: Back-to-Back Championship Autograph Books by Newsday (first 1,500 fans)
May 6: 15th Anniversary Season Magnet Schedules by QuackerJack Foundation (first 1,500 fans)
May 7: 15th Anniversary Logo Patches (first 1,000 fans)
May 8: Back-to-Back Championship Logo Patches (first 1,000 fans)
May 17: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Nicolock
May 18: 15th Anniversary Card Set by AARP (first 1,500 fans)
May 20: Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Night by Simplex Grinnell
May 31: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by NYIT
June 2: Fireworks Extravaganza
June 5: Reusable Shopping Bags by Principal Financial (first 1,500 fans)
June 13: 15th Anniversary Logo T-Shirts by Petro (first 1,500 fans)
June 21 (Night): Fireworks Extravaganza presented by NYCB
June 22: Stranger Safety Awareness/Rose Brucia Educational Foundation Day with Ducks Logo Baseballs
(first 1,500 fans)
June 23: Health Night presented by North Shore LIJ/Southside Hospital
June 30: Quacker Night by Newsday (first 1,500 fans)
July 1: Irish Night presented by Shandon Court
July 2: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park
July 3: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Atlantic Hyundai
July 4: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Atlantic Honda
July 6: Yellow and Navy Baseballs by Yellow Dog Lawn Care (first 1,500 fans)
July 7: Foam Fingers by People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union (first 1,500 fans)
July 8: Ducks T-Shirts by Peconic Bay Medical Center (first 1,500 fans)
July 9: YMCA Night
July 18: Ducks Logo Baseballs by Suffolk County AME (first 1,500 fans)
July 19: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Huntington Honda
July 20: Doug Geed Bobbleheads by News 12 Long Island (first 1,500 fans)
July 21: Camp Day – Special 11:05 a.m. Game Time
July 22: QuackerJack with Trophy Bobbleheads by Briarcliffe College (first 1,500 fans)
July 23: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace
August 2: Military Appreciation Night and Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Northrop Grumman
August 3: Whole Foods Market Night
August 4: Camp Day – Special 11:05 a.m. Game Time
August 12: 15th Anniversary Commemorative Posters by Newsday (first 1,500 fans)
August 13: Championship Logo Caps by Ridgewood Savings Bank (first 1,500 fans)
August 14: Back to School Lunch Boxes by SCOPE Education Services (first 1,500 fans)
August 16: Fireworks Extravaganza
August 17 Legends Day / 15th Anniversary Celebration
August 21: Back to School Notebooks by Dantona Industries (first 1,500 fans)
August 23: Italian Heritage Night with Bracelets presented by Order Sons of Italy in America (first 1,500 fans)
August 24: Mascot Day
August 30: Fireworks Extravaganza
August 31: Movie Night
September 9: Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Fireworks Extravaganza
September 20: Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Flushing Bank
September 21: Fan Appreciation Day presented by Pepsi
***ALL PROMOTIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE***