(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will begin the final three-game home stand of the first half of the season on Friday, June 14, as the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers) make their first visit Classic Park this season.
Friday is a 7 PM start and the game will be followed by Fireworks Friday Night, presented by Universal Windows Direct.
It is also the Captains first Faith Night of the season presented by 95.5 The Fish and musician Joey Skoch will be performing prior to the game in the Castaway's bar area.
The Captains will help kickoff the 2013 Coats for Kids Campaign by allowing fans to drop off donations of new or gently-worn winter coats to the Coats for Kids table located outside the main gate prior to the start of the game. Cash donations, or checks (made payable to Coats for Kids - Cleveland) are also welcome. Funds raised during the annual campaign are used to purchase new coats for those in need.
The Captains Friday Night Concert Series continues as Pieces of Eight featuring the Lakeside Brass will entertain the crowd with a concert following the fireworks show. Pieces of Eight has been entertaining Northeast Ohio since 1979 and is made up of eight musicians complete with its own horn section. The band performs a mix of classic Rock & Roll and popular R&B featuring music from Bruce Springsteen, the J. Geils band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and much more. They will perform on stage adjacent to Castaways Bar which will remain open throughout the show. The Captains will feature iconic local bands following every Friday night home game for the remainder of the season.
Saturday there will be a doubleheader with the first game beginning at 6 PM. The two seven-inning games will be followed by a Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Monreal Funeral Home & Cremation Services and Fox Sports, Sports Time Ohio.
The Captains will wear Superman-themed jerseys that night as part Superhero Night. Fans will have the chance to bid on the jerseys as part of a post-game jersey auction with proceeds benefiting Captains Charities. There will also be a special kryptonite drink special that night and several superhero characters will be on hand to meet fans and take photos.
On Saturday the first 1,500 fans will receive a comic book created by local artists courtesy of Comics and Friends. Some of the artists will be in attendance to meet fans and sign the comic books.
Sunday is Father's Day and the first 1,500 adult men attending the game will receive a Captains Baseball Cap courtesy of Lake Health. Game time is 1:30 PM.
The Captains are offering a special ticket package that will allows Dad's and their kids to play catch on the field prior to the game. Information is available at CaptainsBaseball.com.
Sunday is also a Family Fun Sunday, presented by the Lake County YMCA, featuring a pre-game player autograph session, concourse entertainment and activities, the Kids' Zone area and the opportunity for kids to run the bases after the game. All kids in attendance will receive a Captains activities book and crayons, presented by the YMCA and Lake County Job and Family Services.
Individual game tickets for these, and all Captains games, may be purchased at the Captains official website www.CaptainsBaseball.com