Fort Wayne, IN - To celebrate the start of the TinCaps fifth season at Parkview Field, the team will be giving away $5,000 to one lucky fan on Opening Night, April 11th. All fans in attendance will be eligible to win this guaranteed cash prize.
"We wanted to mark the start of year number five with something significant," stated TinCaps President Mike Nutter. "We kept thinking of clever things to give away or do and then we decided that what people like best is cash, so that's we we've decided to give away. The best part about this giveaway is that there will be waves of prizes before we get to the cash, so a lot of people will walk away happy."
As fans enter the ballpark on Thursday, April 11th, each will receive a scratch-off card as part of the qualification process. Certain cards will be designated as instant winners, with those fans receiving a TinCaps game-worn red jersey, which the team will be wearing that night. The TinCaps red jerseys are a part of history, as each player ever to play for the team since 2009 has worn these jerseys.
"We have a cycle for replacing jerseys each year, and 2013 was the first time for the red jerseys to be replaced," said Michael Limmer, TinCaps Vice President of Marketing. "These are worn on Sundays and special occasions, so these jerseys have seen a lot of history in just the first four seasons. Fans will be receiving a real keepsake item."
Once these select fans are determined, the final $5,000 winner will be selected from among the jersey winners. The final selection process will be announced at the game on Opening Night.
"We like to keep a little suspense with our promotions," stated Limmer. "Opening Night is always an event in downtown Fort Wayne, with sellouts each of the first four seasons. This is just one more way to add some excitement to the night and show our appreciation for the support this community has shown the TinCaps and Parkview Field."