CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve return home on the Fourth of July to begin a four-game series against the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
The Curve will roll out their biggest FIREWORKS show of the year when they host their third straight Independence Day game. Fans will have a chance to win an autographed Starling Marte jersey in a charity raffle benefitting Our Journey of Hope, a cancer care ministry providing counsel and comfort for those battling cancer. Each entry to the jersey raffle will be $5 per chance and will be available through the LiveSource App. Instructions on how to download the free LiveSource App and to enter the raffle can be found HERE.
A second FIREWORKS show of the weekend, set to tribute the city of Pittsburgh, will take place on Saturday night when the Curve transform into the Allegheny Yinzers, presented by Keller Engineers, for the fifth time in 2019.
The Blair Candy Helicopter Drop, originally scheduled for May 19, has been set for Sunday, July 7 during Loco's Birthday Celebration, presented by WTAJ. Kids age 12 and under will be able to gather candy from the outfield grass after the chopper drops a large amount of candy on the outfield grass during postgame festivities. Loco will also have several professional mascots on hand for his birthday, including: Penn State's Nittany Lion, Chopper of the Johnstown Tomahawks, Boomer from the Williamsport Crosscutters, Urbie from Urban Air Adventure Park in addition to Steamer and Trax.
The series also features two giveaways beginning with a Free Shirt Friday on July 5, presented by US. Foods, for the first 1,000 fans followed by the Loco & Al Photo Ball giveaway, presented by Altoona Grand Hotel, for the first 1,000 fans on the final day of the homestand.
The Curve Concert series will also feature live pregame music before Thursday, Friday and Saturday's games with performances from Matt Pletcher and the PDX, Faded Flowers and Downshift.
Additionally, the Curve and ARC Federal Credit Union are collecting new black crew and ankle socks on Sunday, July 7 for the Socks for Soldiers program.
The full promotional schedule for the homestand is listed below:
Thursday, July 4 vs. Erie SeaWolves | 7 p.m. First Pitch | 5:30 p.m. Gates | TICKETS
-Fourth of July FIREWORKS | Presented by Pennsylvania Lottery
-Independence Day Celebration | Pennsylvania Lottery
-Starling Marte Autographed Jersey Charity Raffle | $5 per chance on the LiveSource App | Benefits Our Journey of Hope | LiveSource App Instructions
-Curve Concert Series, presented by Unlimited Cycle Center, featuring live pregame music from Matt Pletcher and the PDX
Friday, July 5 vs. Erie SeaWolves | 7 p.m. First Pitch | 6 p.m. Gates | TICKETS
-Free Shirt Friday | Presented by US. Foods | First 1,000 fans
-FastPlay Friday | Presented by the Pennsylvania Lottery | For fans 18 and older, text in the code of the week to receive a FREE FastPlay ticket
-Curve Concert Series, presented by Unlimited Cycle Center, featuring live pregame music from Faded Flowers
Saturday, July 6 vs. Erie SeaWolves | 6 p.m. First Pitch | 5 p.m. Gates | TICKETS
-Pittsburgh-themed FIREWORKS | Presented by FirstEnergy
-Allegheny Yinzers jerseys | presented by Keller Engineers
-Pittsburgh-style concessions upgrades | Add fries or slaw on your burger with a side of pierogies
-Curve Concert Series, presented by Unlimited Cycle Center, featuring live pregame music from Downshift
-Socks for Soldiers Drive | With our partners at ARC Federal Credit Union, the Curve are collecting socks for troops stationed overseas. The program is seeking new black crew and ankle socks.
Sunday, July 7 vs. Erie SeaWolves | 2 p.m. First Pitch | 1 p.m. Gates | TICKETS
-Loco's Birthday Celebration | Presented by WTAJ
-Loco & Al Photo Ball giveaway | Presented by Altoona Grand Hotel | First 1,000 fans
-Blair Candy Helicopter Candy Drop | Presented by Blair Candy | Kids age 12 and under can take the field postgame to gather candy from the outfield dropped by a helicopter
-Guest mascot appearances for Loco's birthday from Penn State's Nittany Lion, Chopper of the Johnstown Tomahawks, Boomer from the Williamsport Crosscutters, Urbie from Urban Air Adventure Park in addition to Steamer and Trax
-Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Kids' Club members get a FREE ticket to every Sunday game | Signups are free and can be done by CLICKING HERE
The Altoona Curve, 2010 and 2017 Eastern League Champions, have been the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1999. For tickets or more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office. Additionally, the Stockyard Team Store is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-gamedays and online 24/7/365.
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