PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants announced their 100,000 Likes Photo Promotion. To show appreciation for their fan base that has made them one of the top three most “liked” teams in all of Minor League Baseball, the organization will host a photo promotion leading up to their 100,000th Facebook™ Like. Upon reaching this milestone, the team will have grown by nearly 65,000 likes in the last year and become only the third organization in MiLB to hit 100,000 total.
The San Jose Giants currently have just over 99,000 likes. In order to enter, fans are encouraged to post photos showing their San Jose Giants pride on Facebook, Twitter™, Snapchat™ and Instagram™ using the hashtag #SJG100K while tagging the San Jose Giants (@SJGiants on Twitter and Instagram, SanJoseGiants on Snapchat). After reaching the 100,000 mark, the organization will then pick and post the top five photos to their Facebook page and the winner will be selected based on the photo that receives the greatest number of fan likes.
The lucky, winning fan will then receive the biggest prize in the history of the San Jose Giants. He or she will have the opportunity to become an honorary San Jose Giant for a day, representing the entire San Jose Giants fan base.
“Our fans are the backbone of this organization and we are incredibly thankful for their years of support,” said Juliana Paoli, San Jose Giants Chief Marketing Officer. “We could not be more excited for this milestone and the opportunity for everyone to show their San Jose Giants pride. Whether it’s a favorite picture at Municipal Stadium or a great photo showing your orange and black spirit, we want you to post them all and demonstrate why you deserve to represent all of our fans as an honorary San Jose Giant!”
The winner will take part in a pregame press conference, receive a custom uniform along with a team autographed bat and ball, watch San Jose Giants batting practice, throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, take the field with the team for the National Anthem, meet and take a photo with their favorite, current San Jose Giants player, receive four box seats to the game and four meal tickets to World Famous Turkey Mike’s BBQ. The lucky fan will also spend an inning on-air with Joe Ritzo, the Voice of the San Jose Giants, and go on a $200 shopping spree in the San Jose Giants Dugout Store. The lucky fan will then conclude their ultimate San Jose Giants experience with four club seats to a game at AT&T Park, where they will watch homegrown champions take the field for the San Francisco Giants. The dates on which prizes are redeemed will be mutually agreed upon between the San Jose Giants and the winning fan.
First pitch for the 2015 San Jose Giants home opener will take place Thursday, April 16 against the Bakersfield Blaze. San Jose’s 2015 season begins on Thursday, April 9 in Lancaster. The Giants will host games at Municipal Stadium on Mother’s Day (May 10), Memorial Day (May 25), Father’s Day (June 21) and Independence Day (July 4). For more information on the 2015 season and ticket packages please visit sjgiants.com or call (408) 297-1435.