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Homestand Preview: August 10-13

The summer is winding down as your Cedar Rapids Kernels only have 11 regular season home games left! They host Quad Cities in a four-game series and here's a preview of what you can expect these next four games:

 

August 10-13 vs. Quad Cities

 

The Kernels host the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Midwest League affiliate of the Houston Astros, in a four-game series starting Thursday, August 10th.

 

The Kernels take on Quad Cities at 6:35 PM on Thursday, August 10th. Three fans, age 18-older, will win a 40-inch flat panel TV thanks to First Federal Credit Union by getting a raffle ticket at the First Federal Credit Union table on the concourse as part of Flat Screen Thursday. It's also a 94.1 KRNA Thirsty Thursday where 12 oz. regular draft beer and 20 oz. bottled soda and water are $2 all game. Show your college ID at the Kernels Ticket Office and get a Club ticket and two regular hot dogs for $9 as part of College Night. Gates open at 5:30 PM.

 

You'll want to be here when the gates open at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 11th as the first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a FREE Mr. Shucks Belly Bobble Figure. It's also a Kernels Friday Mug Club Night - buy a 16 oz. refillable mug for $6 and get it filled with regular draft beer or soda at the concession stand. Refills are just $3 and bring your mug back to EVERY Friday home Kernels game for $3 refills. Friday Mug Club Night is sponsored by Stadium Bar & Grill, Shuey's Restaurant & Lounge, Red's Public House, Mulligan's Pub and Z 102.9. First pitch between the Kernels and River Bandits is set for 6:35 PM.

 

Break out the Hawaiian shirts and flip flops as it's Beach Night with the Kernels on Saturday, August 12th. The first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a FREE pair of Kernels sunglasses. The Kernels are wearing special Beach-themed Jerseys that will be sold during the game via a silent auction with the proceeds to benefit the Kernels Summer Reading Program. And after the game, enjoy a spectacular FIREWORKS show. Fireworks nights are VERY popular, so contact the Kernels Ticket Office at 896-7560 or order tickets online at www.kernels.com to make sure you get the seats you want. Gates open at 5:30 PM and first pitch between the Kernels and Quad Cities is set for 6:35 PM.

 

It's a Kids Eat Free game when the Kernels take on Quad Cities on Sunday, August 13th at 2:05 PM. All kids, 12-under, receive a coupon for a free hot dog, popcorn and Capri Sun from the Kernels Concession Stand, thanks to Western Fraternal Life. The first 1,500 fans through the gates receive a FREE Kernels Team Photo. Fans can run the bases, play catch in the outfield and get autographs from the Kernels players on the field after the game, thanks to Prairie Farms and media sponsor 104.5 KDAT. Play Travel Advisors Baseball Bingo during the game to qualify for a chance to win a trip to Minneapolis and see a Twins game - this is the FINAL chance to qualify for the Bingo Finals on Sunday, August 20th. Fans are encouraged to ride their bikes to the game and park in our secure bike parking area inside the stadium as part of Coors Light Bike to the Ballpark. Those that ride to the game are eligible to win two tickets to the Kernels game on August 20th and all that ride are entered into the grand prize drawing for a Coors Light Cruiser Bicycle, also given away on August 20th. The Kernels will be recognizing all those that read at least 1,000 minutes as part of the 19th Annual Kernels Summer Reading Program, presented by Toyota Financial Services. The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be on hand passing out free books to the 1,000 minute readers. And, it's Safety Day as children can be fitted for FREE bike helmets at the special Safety Day table on the concourse. Enjoy the balloon artistry of Papa Balloon and Face Painting by Kennedy on the concourse during the game. Gates open at 1:00 PM.

 

 

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Kids Eat Free Sunday, presented by Western Fraternal Life: Every Sunday home game, all kids 12-under receive a voucher for a FREE hot dog, popcorn and Capri Sun at the Kernels Concession Stands, thanks to Western Fraternal Life.

After every Sunday home game, kids (and adults) can run the bases, play catch on the field and get autographs from the Kernels on the field, presented by Prairie Farms with media sponsor 104.5 KDAT. During the game, play Travel Advisors Baseball Bingo for a chance to win a trip to Minneapolis and see a Twins game. Enjoy the balloon artistry of Papa Balloon on the concourse during the game as well as Face Painting by Kennedy.

Selected Sunday home games are Coors Light Bike to the Ballpark games. Fans are encouraged to ride their bikes to the ballpark and park in our secure bike parking area inside the stadium. Those that bike to the ballpark are eligible to win two tickets to the Kernels game on August 20th and all that bike to the ballpark are eligible for the grand prize of a Coors Light Cruiser bicycle to be given away at the game on August 20th.

Mark Down Monday: Every Monday home game, get regular hot dogs for just $1.50, plus small popcorn, ice cream sandwiches, and chips are each just $1 each.

Twins Tuesday, presented by Great Clips: Get an on-line coupon from the Kernels Facebook page or email newsletter for a buy one ticket, get one FREE offer at Tuesday home games as part of Twins Tuesday, presented by Great Clips. At Tuesday home games, one fan will win a pair of tickets to a Twins game and the Kernels will wear special jerseys that will be sold via a silent auction on September 1st (not valid on July 4th).

Flat Screen Thursday, presented by First Federal Credit Union: Every Thursday home Kernels game, fans age 18 and older can get a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three 40-inch flat screen TVs given away by First Federal Credit Union.

Thirsty Thursday, presented by 94.1 KRNA: Get 12 oz. regular draft beer and 20 oz. bottled soda and bottled water for $2.00 all night.

Thursday College Night: Show your college ID at the Kernels Ticket Office and get a Club ticket and two regular hot dogs for $9.00!

Kernels Friday Mug Club: Buy a refillable 16 oz. mug of regular draft beer or soda for $6 and get $3 refills at the concession stands! Bring the mug back for $3 refills every Friday home game thanks to Stadium Bar & GrillShuey's Restaurant & LoungeRed's Public HouseMulligan's Pub and Z 102.9!

 

Tickets for all Kernel home games are available on-line at www.kernels.com; in person at the Kernels Ticket Office, or by calling 896-7560 during Ticket Office Hours. The Kernels Ticket Office is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. The ticket office is closed on Sunday, but opens at 11 AM on Kernel Sunday Home games.

Make sure to listen to all the exciting MWL action, home and away, on the radio home of Kernels baseball, 1450 KMRY AM and 93.1 KMRY FM, as Morgan Hawk and Chris Kleinhans-Schulz bring you the play-by-play action. Or listen via the internet at www.kmryradio.com or www.kernels.com!

All 70 Kernels home games and select road games are available to watch via MiLB.TV and the First Pitch App. The app is the OFFICIAL app of the Kernels and Minor League Baseball. Visit MiLB.com to sign up for MiLB.TV!

The Cedar Rapids Kernels thank you for making Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium the premier sports venue in Eastern Iowa!