Promoting the Promotions
In case you haven’t seen it on LumberKings.com as of yet, we just announced our Promotional Schedule for 2009. Keep an eye out for Ian Kinsler (’04) Bobblehead Night, scheduled for Friday, July 24.
Read the release here:
“Fan Bailout Night” Highlights 2009 Promotions
Ian Kinsler bobblehead, fireworks, post-game concerts on tap for upcoming season
Clinton, IA – The Clinton LumberKings unveiled a preliminary Promotional Schedule for the 2009 season, including several new promotions and giveaways for fans heading to Alliant Energy Field this spring and summer.
“Fan Bailout Night” leads the list of new promotions, scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 against Cedar Rapids. The first 500 fans passing through the gates will be given some much-needed relief in these tough economic times, a crisp one-dollar bill courtesy of the LumberKings. Also planned for the opening homestand are the Magnet Schedule Giveaway, sponsored by Espresso, Cigars & Food and KCLN 1390 AM / MAC 94.7 FM.
Local college students can start Spring at the ballpark with Ashford University Night on Friday, May 1 and Clinton Community College Night on Saturday, May 2. On Sunday, May 3, fans are invited to play catch on the field prior to the 2:00 PM game against Quad Cities.
Based on the success of last year’s event, “Peanut Free Night” will return once again in 2009. In respect to those with peanut allergies, no products containing peanuts or peanut oil will be sold or allowed in the ballpark for the Wednesday, May 20 game against Lansing.
Fans passing through the gate on Friday, May 22 will receive 2009 LumberKings Team Photos, courtesy of Maid-Rite and Mediacom.
Again this season, the LumberKings will be getting in the act of raising money for cancer research. Scheduled for Sunday, May 24 vs. Great Lakes is “Cancer Awareness Day” sponsored by Mediacom. LumberKings players and staff will wear pink socks and wristbands to honor breast cancer awareness – and new this year – light blue trimmed jerseys for prostate cancer awareness. Fans will again receive pink wristbands at the gate, and select jerseys will be auctioned off to raise funds for cancer research. That same day will feature a special Earring Giveaway, thanks to Don’s Jewelry.
Three Saturday post-game fireworks shows are scheduled this season, May 23, July 4 and August 15, all sponsored by WQAD-TV. That’s not the only post-game entertainment planned for this season as Alliant Energy Field will again host post-game concerts on June 27 and August 28. The June 27 show brings the popular Slough Buoys back to the ballpark as part of a special “Hawaiian Night”. Fans that evening also receive t-shirts courtesy of iwireless and WQAD-TV. The August 28 show features Down 24 as the highlight of “Back to College Night”, backed by Ashford University and Clinton Community College.
The LumberKings get environmentally friendly on “Going Green Night” for the second straight year. Fans can help save paper with giveaway dry-erase memo boards as part of the “Going Green” festivities on Saturday, July 18 against Peoria. The environmentally-friendly night is sponsored by the Clinton County Solid Waste Agency and WQAD-TV.
The first 750 attending the Friday, July 24 game against South Bend will take home Ian Kinsler bobbleheads courtesy of Casey’s General Stores and CBS4. Kinsler, a 2008 American League All-Star, will be in his classic LumberKings uniform from 2004.
Another new event scheduled for this year is “Home Depot Kids Workshop” from 4:00 to 5:30 PM prior to the Saturday, June 13 game against Peoria. Kids will learn to use tools under the guidance of expert Home Depot employees out in the Alliant Energy Field Picnic Pavilion.
Also returning this year are the Mediacom LumberKings Card Strip Giveaways. Each fan attending on June 3, June 10, July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 17 will take home card strips of the 2009 LumberKings. Make sure to attend each giveaway to collect the whole set!
Although the summer will be winding down, there’s still plenty of reasons to come to the park in late August and September. On August 29, every fan in attendance has a chance to win an Amtrak trip to an NFL stadium thanks to Aaron’s Sales & Lease and KLJB-TV. One lucky fan will win 2010 Season Tickets on Saturday, September 5 and the season comes to a close with another “Play Catch on the Field” day on Sunday, September 6.
Other promotions scheduled for this season include: Poster Schedule Giveaway (April 14), Baseball America Magazine Giveaway (April 25), Upper Deck Baseball Card Giveaway (April 25), DARE Day (April 26), Gateway Area Bowling Night (April 30), David & Son’s Baseball Clinic (May 23), Regalia Flag Giveaway (Memorial Day, May 25), Clinton National Bank & WQAD-TV Magnetic Address Book Giveaway (June 4), Scout Sleepover (June 5), iwireless & CBS4 Baseball Cap Giveaway (July 10) and Pack the Park with Kids Day (July 20).
Weekly promotions will stay largely the same in 2009. Mondays are still “Miller Lite Mondays”, Tuesdays are still “Dollar Hot Dog and Pizza Slice Night” and Wednesdays are “Kids Eat Free Nights” and “Subway Sandwich Wednesdays”. The ever-popular “Thirsty Thursday” is back for Thursday nights, Pork Chop Sandwiches will also be sold that night. Saturdays are again “Steak Sandwich Saturdays” and Sundays offer special discounts in the form of “Family Days” and “All Faiths Days”.
New every week this summer will be “College Discount Nights” every Tuesday, where college students can purchase a General Admission ticket at half-price ($3) by showing their college ID. Fridays have changed as well, with “Turkey Leg Nights” offering a new food choice to fans.
The LumberKings open their 2009 campaign on the road against the Burlington Bees on Thursday, April 9. The home opener at Alliant Energy Field is scheduled for Monday, April 13 at 6:30 PM against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. For 2009 season tickets, merchandise or more information, contact the LumberKings at (563) 242-0727.
That’s all just part of the excitement going on at Alliant Energy Field this summer, so make sure you get down here.
Also, I didn’t forget about updating on the rest of my trip to Arizona. I’ll get some of those pictures up here hopefully this weekend. It has been a busy time here at LumberKings Central.