PRESS RELEASE – After the hottest summer on record in our great state, the Walla Walla Sweets took the cue from mother nature and decided to heat up the entertainment and promotional schedule at historic Borleske Stadium this coming season.
Working in partnership with several local community, as well as national, businesses, the front office is busy preparing for a fun-filled and family-friendly summer at Borleske Stadium. The team announced today the release of the 2016 promotional schedule which will feature five fireworks nights, seven premium giveaways, the potential to win $1000 cash, a car and other great prizes are planned for the season.
The Sweets summer will start with a bang Friday, June 3, when Opening Day presented by Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram of Walla Walla, with a night sky full of post-game fireworks. Also a part of the 7:05 p.m. home opener against the Victoria HarbourCats is baseball cap giveaway presented by CDJR and magnet schedule giveaway presented by CDJR, Union-Bulletin, and CAPPS Broadcast Group. Other fireworks nights include Friday, June 17, Saturday, July 2, Friday July 22, and Thursday, August 4.
The 2016 season, presented by Columbia REA, will feature more than fireworks this season. The schedule is packed with giveaways. These top nights include Sweets jersey lunch bag giveaway presented by Holiday Inn Express (6/17), t-shirt giveaway presented by Providence St. Mary (6/19), sunglasses giveaway presented by Family Medical Center (6/27), the third bobblehead in the “Sweet Lou” collection giveaway presented by Country Financial (7/2), water bottle giveaway (7/22), and winter beanie giveaway presented by Columbia REA (8/4).
“Ticket sales this season are trending ahead of pace from the 2011 season, a year in which we drew nearly 54,000 fans to Borleske Stadium,” said Sweets team president Zachary Fraser. “2016 is going to be an exciting season of Sweets baseball and we want to make sure our fans have an excellent time and walk away with priceless memories. There aren’t any nights on this schedule that you will feel good about missing. We’re targeting selling out 30 games this season.”
The Sweets in partnership with Providence St. Mary, are excited to announce the inaugural Bold & Blue night. On June 19, Father’s Day, Sweets players and coaches will wear powder blue jerseys and hats, while swinging blue bats to raise awareness for prostate cancer. All items will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Providence St. Mary Foundation.
This season the Walla Walla Sweets will be bringing back popular promotions and making room for new additions to the promotional calendar. Fan-favorite $2 Tuesday is back, where fans can receive $2 reserved tickets, $2 Lil’ Lou hot dogs, $2 32 ounce fountain sodas, and $2 Rolling Rocks all game long (alcohol through the 7th inning).
Also returning are Kids Days presented by Community Bank, and NAPA Family Feast Sundays. For Kids Days on every Sunday and Monday, kids 12 and under receive a complimentary ticket courtesy of Community Bank. Fans simply need to visit one of the local Community Bank branches, beginning April 1, to receive a kids day voucher (good for any Kids Day during the 2016 season). To participate in NAPA Family Feast Sundays, fans can pick up coupons at participating NAPA Auto Parts for a true feast at the ballpark: A Lil’ Lou hot dog, a fountain Pepsi, Tim’s Cascade chips, and an ice cream sandwich for $1 each (with coupon).
Other exciting promotions this season will include Dog Days of Summer (6/29), Salute to Service Night (7/2), Junk in the Trunk Night (7/13), National Chicken Wing Day presented by Wingman Birdz & Brewz (7/29), and more with the full schedule still being finalized.
“Every year we try to create a schedule that makes the fan experience fun and memorable, while still being affordable,” General Manager Katie Biagi explained. “We’ve really packed the schedule this year with fun and exciting promotions. We’re excited to welcome everyone to Borleske this summer to make sure the historic ballpark is rocking.”
To view the complete 2016 promotional schedule visit wallawallasweets.com/schedule/promotional/. Full-season tickets and mini-plans are on sale now (click here to purchase online). The Sweets are also taking group reservations for all home games during the 2016 season. To purchase your tickets or to reserve group call Dan at 509-522-2255. Single game tickets go on sale April 1 at 10:00 AM.