New to this season's promotional schedule: Four collectible pin nights presented by KCRA (April 12, May 21, Aug. 2, Aug. 30 - first 2,500 fans); Hangover Movie Night (May 26) - a postgame showing of the first Hangover movie on Cat Vision (ages 17 & older) just prior to the scheduled mid-night release of the Hangover 2; and Dinger's Birthday Bash presented by Jelly Belly (July 17) with a Dinger Birthday Bobblehead giveaway (first 2,500 fans).
"We are excited about our promotional line-up for the 2011 River Cats season," said Jennifer Castleberry, Sr. Dir. of Marketing, Events & Entertainment. "We are taking entertainment beyond the diamond and making the experience at Raley Field fun for every fan."
Additional promotional schedule highlights:
- Opening Night (April 7) - Game Schedule Cling giveaway presented by Raley's and Bel-Air (first 7,500 fans)
- Art Day(April 10) - Team Poster giveaway (first 2,500 fans)
- Mother's Day Celebration (May 8) - Cold Cup Tumbler giveaway (first 2,500 fans) and special pregame brunch package
- Team Spirit Night (June 3) - Rally Hawk giveaway (first 2,500 fans)
- Bark in the Ballpark (June 12) - Enjoy the game with your dog
- Father's Day Celebration (June 19) - Postgame appearance by Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey and special BBQ package
- Independence Weekend Celebration (July 2 & 3 presented by US Army) - Two-night Sutter Health Fireworks extravaganza
- Swing for the Cure (July 23) - River Cats silent jersey auction
- Fan Appreciation Night (Sept. 1) - It's the final regular season game celebrating all River Cats fans
2011 Recurring promotions:
- U.S. Bank Sunday Funday with pregame autographs and kids running the bases postgame
- Seniors Eat Free Mondays, with free membership in the Silver Cats Club and Baseball Bingo
- Kids Eat Free Tuesdays, presented by California Family Fitness, with free membership in the Dinger's Kids Club
- Nine Innings @ Noon on Wednesdays, presented by yp.com - special ticket and meal packages
- Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays featuring $2 Miller and Miller Lite beer
- Toyota Family Value Fridays with $1 hot dogs and $1 desserts
- Sutter Health postgame fireworks Saturdays
The promotional schedule is also available on the River Cats iPhone App.