PRESS RELEASE – With the help of Flying Films NY, the Rockland Boulders will hold professional sports’ first-ever “drone flyover” as part of “Star Wars Night” on Friday, July 31 at 7:00pm when they host the Quebec Capitales. Presented by Dig Safely NY, and benefitting the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, the night will include special themed jerseys to be signed and auctioned off as well as characters from the famed movie franchise.
“It is amazing to think that of all the creative ideas that sports marketing mavens from Bill Veeck, Jr. to Phil Knight to Russ Brandon have conceived over the years no one has ever done a drone flyover,” said Ken Lehner, Rockland Boulders Team President. “Considering the expense and approvals needed for traditional flyovers, we believe drone flyovers will be the wave of the future at major sporting events.”
The pre-game flyover will be the first of its kind in professional sports and feature a live video feed from the drone as it hovers high atop Provident Bank Park. Fans will have a chance to see the game from a whole new vantage point before getting a glimpse at the post-game Fireworks Extravaganza from amongst the stars.
Rockland will take their game to a galaxy far, far away when the Boulders take on Quebec on Friday, July 31 at Provident Bank Park. Fans will enjoy music, clips, and characters from the famed Star Wars franchise and are encouraged to join in the fight against the Evil Empire. The first 1,000 fans to enter the ballpark will be armed with a commemorative Laser Sword to help in the rebellion.
The Boulders will commemorate the date with special themed jerseys, featuring Jedi Master Yoda, which will be auctioned off during the game. All proceeds from the auction, and that night’s 50/50 raffle, will go to benefit the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
As part of the themed night, fans can purchase their own “Star Wars Pack” to book their ticket aboard this galactic ride. This special ticket pack includes four (4) outfield box seats, four (4) hot dogs, bags of chips, and Cokes, and a guaranteed commemorative Laser Sword for only $49! This package will only be on sale until Thursday, July 30. Additional tax and service fees apply.
To purchase your “Star Wars Pack” slide to http://www.RocklandBoulders.com, or call (845) 364-0009 to speak to a representative. Learn more about Flying Films NY by visiting their website, http://www.FlyingFlimsNY.com.
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Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.