Clinton, IA - The Clinton LumberKings unveiled their 2013 promotional schedule as Opening Night on Thursday, April 11 nears. The LumberKings enter their fifth season as the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Fresh off a record-setting 2012, the LumberKings will look to set new highs with help from the Clinton faithful. The 2013 season will be full of fireworks, post-game concerts, giveaways, special appearances and plenty of reasons to get to Ashford University Field while enjoying great baseball.
A total of seven Jewel Osco and WQAD-TV post-game firework spectacular shows are planned with the first coming after the fifth home game of the season on Friday, April 19 vs. Wisconsin. Other firework spectaculars are scheduled for Friday, May 24 vs. Burlington, Friday, May 31 vs. Burlington, Thursday, July 4 vs. Burlington, Friday, July 19 vs. Lansing, Friday, August 2 vs. Beloit and the final firework spectacular is pinned for Saturday, August 31 vs. Cedar Rapids.
Post-game music entertainment kicks off in grand fashion as the Dueling Pianos visit Ashford University Field on Saturday, June 1. The LumberKings also welcome bands Down 24, Todd Striley & The Noize, One Brick Shy, The Slough Buoys and Unidynes on various Saturday dates in July and August.
The promotions start immediately with "Stay cool on Opening Night with the Jewel Osco & KCLN / MAC 94.7 Magnet Schedule and Clover Hills Refrigerator Giveaway." The LumberKings have also teamed with Clover Hills on Thursday, June 27 and will give away several flat-screen televisions.
The promotional schedule features 24 giveaway dates with several fan favorites back along with new items. CCASWA & WQAD-TV Earth Day and School Folder Giveaway is Saturday, April 20 vs. Wisconsin. The two also pair on Saturday, June 1 vs. Burlington with a Water Bottle Giveaway. Other popular giveaways include the iWireless & WQAD-TV T-Shirt Giveaway, DHCU & KWQC-TV Mitch Moreland Bobblehead Night and the Thrivent Financial & KWQC-TV Baseball Giveaway. McDonald's and Mediacom card strips are back for eight select dates throughout the season with the first coming Wednesday, May 22.
2013 will see several new weekly promotions at Ashford University Field. Mouthwatering & Manic Monday presented by Miller Lite is back. On Tuesday's, fans will enjoy 50 cent hot dogs. Louie's Grand Slam Wednesday's is back for fans where four GA tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas are available for just $30. Thirty Thursday returns with drink specials and special Rastrelli's dishes will also be available. Fish and Chips along with Margarita and Daiquiri specials highlight Friday nights. Family Day remains the same for every Sunday home game (two adult GA tickets and four student GA tickets for just $20).
The Clinton LumberKings, Midwest League Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, open the 2013 season at Burlington on Thursday, April 4 as they take on the Bees. The home opener at Ashford University Field is Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 as the LumberKings host the Cedar Rapids Kernels. For the full 2013 schedule, season ticket and group party information, merchandise and more, call the LumberKings at 563-242-0727 or visit www.lumberkings.com.