Back-to-Back Fireworks Display Nights
Date:Friday at 7:05 p.m
Details:HAGERSTOWN, MD -- From fireworks to waterworks, baseballs won't be the only thing shooting into the sky at Municipal Stadium this weekend, when the Hagerstown Suns play host to the Asheville Tourists for a four-game series that starts Friday and runs through Monday.
Following the Suns' 7:05 p.m. series finale against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, the Tourists -- an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies -- will make their only visit to Hagerstown of the 2009 season.
Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Lite 97.5 fm, will punctuate the opening game of the series, which starts Friday at 7:05 p.m. Friday will also be Berkeley County Community Day at Municipal Stadium, with businesses serving Martinsburg and the rest of Berkeley County, West Virginia in attendance to share more information about the services they provide with fans.
More Fireworks are in store following Saturday night's 7:05 p.m. start, courtesy of the Clarion Hotel. Thanks to Quality First Insurance, Saturday will also be Senior Living Night, and the Suns will welcome businesses serving the senior community to their main concourse, where they will set up informational booths to share more about what they do with fans.
The first 1,000 fans to pass through the gates at Municipal Stadium on Saturday will be treated by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau to an Abner Doubleday Bobblehead giveaway. The bobblehead commemorates Doubleday's legacy as a key figure in the military history of Washington County, as well as his mythic role in the origins of the game of baseball.
The game will also be a Geico Patriotic Saturday, with the Suns wearing their alternate red, white, and blue jerseys. In addition, fans can email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the game to register for their chance to come on the radio airwaves live as part of the Suns' Saturday Night Fan Broadcast.
It is not too late for fans to sign up for the Suns' outrageous Chick-Fil-A Friends & Family plan for Saturday night's game. For just $24.99, the package includes four tickets to the game, four limited edition Suns baseball caps, and vouchers for four value meals at Chick-Fil-A. Friday will be the last day that the Chick-Fil-A plans are on sale, and fans interested in reserving a plan are advised to call the Suns' ticket offices at 301-791-6266 while packages are still available.
Bathing suits are recommended for the third game of the series against Asheville, as Yogi Bear Jellystone Park and Wild 96.7 fm present an afternoon of wild and wacky fun known as Super Soaked Sunday, starting at 2:05 p.m.
The Suns' usual lineup of family-friendly Sunday promotions will also be in effect. A Suns player will be reading to kids ages 1-7 on the field prior to the game as part of Suns Story Time, presented by the Washington County Arts Council. Also before the game, select Suns players will be available inside the gates to sign their photos for fans, free of charge, as part of the Suns on Sundays promotion, presented by Pictures Plus.
After the game, all kids in attendance will have a chance to head down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, presented by The Greene Turtle. Once all the festivities at Municipal Stadium wrap up, fans can still get their fill of the Suns by heading over to Pizza Hut at 1396 Dual Highway and joining radio broadcasters Ryan Mock and Darin Sense for the Pizza Hut Post Game Show. While enjoying some delicious food from Pizza Hut, fans can sit in on live interviews with select Suns players, who will be on hand for the event.
Once fans have dried off from Super Soaked Sunday, they can return to Municipal Stadium on Monday night at 7:05 p.m. for Feed Your Face Monday, sponsored by WAYZ 104.7 fm. Admission to the game will be $10 for General Admission seats and $13 for VIP seats, and fans will receive unlimited servings of select food items throughout the game as part of the price of the ticket.
Following the series against Asheville, the Suns will have a Tuesday off-day, then take to the road for a pair of four-game series against Bowling Green and Lexington. The Suns return home on July 30, kicking off a four-game weekend series against West Virginia with a 7:05 p.m. Thirsty Thursday.
The Hagerstown Suns play at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, MD and are a Class "A" affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Ticket packages and sponsorships are available by calling the Suns at 301-791-6266. Visit the Suns on the web at www.hagerstownsuns.com. The Suns are owned by Los Angeles based Mandalay Baseball Properties.