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Flying Squirrels Unveil Fully Loaded Promotional Schedule
Free Shirts, Fireworks and a Record Amount of Giveaways
02/24/2017 9:05 AM ET

RVA - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, unveiled their most loaded promotional schedule in team history on Friday morning at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The schedule boasts a record 36 giveaway items, including 11 Free Shirt Fridays, with each shirt designed by local artist Robert Ullman. Free Shirt Friday and Happy Hours headline the Flying Squirrels eventful "Seven Days of Squirrels" daily promotions.

New for the 2017 season is Tip of the Cap Tuesdays. Each Tuesday home game (excluding July 4), will feature distinctive hat giveaway items. Hats will come in a variety of exciting styles such as: newsboy hats (May 23, presented by CBS), fedoras (July 25) and straw trucker caps (August 29). There will be nine cap giveaways throughout the year.

Brunch throughout the ballpark and Kids Club giveaways return each Sunday, with an added bonus of special mascot and character appearances on select dates. Sunday kids-themed giveaways include: yellow super hero capes as part of ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation day presented by Anthem (May 7), waffle jersey (June 4, presented by Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU), and Nutzy and Nutasha collectable plush toys (June 25, presented by Coca-Cola and July 30, respectively).

The dogs in the family will also be excited by the giveaway slate, with dog items lined up for every Bark in the Park during Monday home games. The promotional schedule also features 23 explosive fireworks shows throughout the season. Thursday night Fireworks, presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers and Saturday night shows will vary in styles between In-Your-Face Fireworks (close proximity) and Super Blast Fireworks (over the outfield wall). A full rundown of the schedule can be viewed below or here online with additional promotions added during the year. Single game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during Nutzy's Block Party at The Diamond.

"Every year we strive to give our fans the best and most entertaining experience possible," Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell stated. "We feel like this is our most exciting promotional schedule ever. Our staff has worked tirelessly all winter long, and the season can't get here fast enough. "

The Free Shirt Friday T-shirt artwork was designed by local artist Robert Ullman. Ullman has worked as a freelance illustrator for numerous local and national publications and clients, such as Richmond Magazine, Virginia Living, Vegas Seven, HarperCollins, Boing Boing, The U.S. Army and The American Red Cross. A proud northsider since 2003, he creates comics in his spare time (of which there never seems to be enough), including Traffic and weather and Old-Timey Hockey Tales.

The Promotional Schedule is listed below

 April

 6 Opening Night Celebration & Dueling Fireworks presented by Chick-fil-A, Fas Mart and Virginia Putative Father Registry

7 Free Shirt Friday: Richmond is for Baseball Lovers (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Capital One/ Happy Hour

8 In-Your-Face-Fireworks

9 Brunch & Baseball/Fleece Blanket Giveaway (2,000 All Ages) presented by American Family Fitness

10 Bark in the Park: Frisbee Rope Toy Giveaway (250 Dogs) presented by VCA Animal Hospitals

11 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Outdoorsman Hat Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Coca-Cola

12 Wine Up Wednesday

21 Free Shirt Friday (1,000 15 & Up)/Happy Hour/Reading Night No. 1

22 In-Your-Face-Fireworks/VCU Night

23 Brunch & Baseball/Waffle Mascot Cap Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under)

24 Bark in the Park: Dog Leash Giveaway (250 Dogs)

25 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Digicam Camo Cap Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Virginia Putative Father Registry

26 Education Day (10:35 AM) presented by AAA and Medarva/Wine Up Wednesday

MAY

4 In-Your-Face-Fireworks/Star Wars Night/Teacher Appreciation/Reading Night No. 2 presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers

5 Free Shirt Friday: Cinco de Mayo (1,000 15 & Up)/ Happy Hour

6 Super Blast Fireworks/Faith Night No. 1

7 Brunch & Baseball/ASK Foundation Day & Specialty Jersey Auction/Yellow Cape Giveaway presented by Anthem (1,000 14 & Under)

8 Bark in the Park: Tennis Ball Dog Bone Chew Toy Giveaway (250 Dogs) presented by Ardent Craft Ales

9 Squirrel Head Logo Cap Giveaway (1,000 18 & Under) presented by Coca-Cola/Reading Night No. 3

10 Wine Up Wednesday/RVA Day presented by James River Cellars

19 Free Shirt Friday: Nutzy & Nutasha (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Coca-Cola/Happy Hour/Boy Scout Night

20 In-Your-Face-Fireworks presented by Markel/ Hispanic Heritage Night

21 Brunch & Baseball/Nutzy Rally Head Hat Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under) presented by Kings Dominion

22 Bark in the Park: Frisbee Rope Toy Giveaway (250 Dogs) presented by VCA Animal Hospitals

23 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Newsboy Hat Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up) presented by CBS 6/Senior Social

24 Wine Up Wednesday

25 In-Your-Face Fireworks/EMS & First Responders Night presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers.

JUNE

 2 Free Shirt Friday: Boulevard to the Bay Series No. 1 (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation/Happy Hour/Girl Scout Night

3 Super Blast Fireworks presented by City of Hopewell

4 Brunch & Baseball/Waffle Jersey Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under) presented by Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU/Peg + Cat Appearance presented by Community Idea Stations

13 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Bucket Hat Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

14 Wine Up Wednesday

15 In-Your-Face Fireworks/Human Cannonball Launch presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers.

20 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Visor Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Dominion Charity Classic

21 Wine Up Wednesday

22 In-Your-Face Fireworks presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers

23 Free Shirt Friday: Irish Heritage Night (1,000 15 & Up)/Happy Hour

24 Super Blast Fireworks/Swim Team Night

25 Brunch & Baseball/Nutzy Collectible Plush Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under) presented by Coca-Cola

JULY

4 Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks presented by Chick-fil-A, Fas Mart and Virginia Putative Father Registry

5 Wine Up Wednesday

6 In-Your-Face Fireworks presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers.

13 In-Your-Face Fireworks/Rotary Night presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers

14 Free Shirt Friday: Yacht Rock Tank Top (1,000 21 & Up) presented by Bud Light/ Happy Hour featuring Three Sheets to the Wind

15 Super Blast Fireworks/Fitness Night

16 Brunch & Baseball/Nutzy & Nutasha Photoball Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under)/Daniel Tiger Appearance presented by Community Idea Stations

24 Bark in the Park: Dog Leash Giveaway (250 Dogs)

25 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Fedora Hat Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up)

26 Camp Day / Wine Up Wednesday

27 In-Your-Face Fireworks presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers

28 Free Shirt Friday: Boulevard to the Bay Series No. 2 (1,000 15 & Up) presented by the Richmond Times-Dispatch/Happy Hour

29 Super Blast Fireworks/Military Appreciation Night

30 Brunch & Baseball/Nutasha Collectible Plush Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under)

AUGUST

8 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: SF Giants-themed Cap Giveaway (1,000 15 & Up)/Tri-Cities Night/ Salute to the Peanut presented by Virginia Peanut Growers Association

9 Wine Up Wednesday presented by Edward Jones/ Fredericksburg Night

10 In-Your-Face-Fireworks/Faith Night No. 2 presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers.

11 Free Shirt Friday: Augtoberfest (1,000 21 & Up)/Happy Hour

12 Super Blast Fireworks & Virginia Tech Night presented by AAA

13 Brunch & Baseball

18 Free Shirt Friday: Grateful Dead Night (1,000 15 & Up)/Happy Hour

19 In-Your-Face-Fireworks presented by Wawa

20 Brunch & Baseball/Nutzy Bobblehead Toothbrush Holder Giveaway (1,000 14 & Under)

28 Bark in the Park: Tennis Dog Bone Chew Toy Giveaway (250 Dogs) presented by Ardent Craft Ales/Williamsburg Night

29 Tip of the Cap Tuesday: Straw Trucker Cap Giveaway (1,000 21 & Up) presented by Budweiser/Charlottesville & UVA Night

30 Wine Up Wednesday/RVA Night

31 In-Your-Face Fireworks presented by Your Southern Virginia Ford Dealers

SEPTEMBER

1 Free Shirt Friday: Boulevard to the Bay Series No. 3 (1,000 15 & Up) presented by Capital One/ Happy Hour

2 In-Your-Face Fireworks

3 In-Your-Face Fireworks

4 Bark in the Park: Dog Paw Car Magnets (500 All Ages)

The Squirrels begin their eighth season of affordable family funn on April 6 at The Diamond. Individual game tickets will go on sale during Nutzy's Block Party on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 10 a.m. outside of the Diamond. Online ticket sales will begin March 4 at 11 a.m. Additional details for the event can be found at www.squirrelsbaseball.com. Season tickets, mini plans and group ticket packages are still available by contacting the Flying Squirrels Box Office at 804-359-FUNN (3866). 

 

 

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