BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox will be in the center of an intergalactic conflict when the team hosts Star Wars Night at Prince George's Stadium Saturday, June 14, as the Baysox play the Harrisburg Senators beginning at 6:35 p.m. The event features characters in movie-quality replica costumes, lightsaber battles, postgame performances, and a fireworks extravaganza after the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords have a final showdown.
New this season, the Baysox are offering members of Louie's Kids Club the chance to become a "Padawan for a Day." The special Kids Club Star Wars ticket pack is $30 and includes two Box Seat tickets to the game and early access to the stadium for a Star Wars character Meet and Greet event. Rocko's Kids Park will also be open and free from 5:00 until 5:30 p.m.
Each Kids Club member who purchases a special ticket package for the event will be entered into a free raffle for the chance to become an honorary Jedi night during the game. The child who is selected will be able to accompany the Star Wars characters throughout the night and participate in light saber battles. Additional tickets for family members can be purchased for $15. For each ticket package purchased, $10 will be donated to Louie's Holiday Hope project. This special ticket package can be purchased by members of Louie's free Kids club on www.baysoxshop.com or by calling Chris Rogers at 301-464-4813.
Promotions Manager Chris Rogers is excited for the event. "Star Wars Saturday is one of the most fun events we host each season because it's such an authentic, movie-like experience. Fans will actually be able to see all their favorite and most reviled characters like Darth Vader, R2D2, Boba Fett, and many more on the concourse," Rogers said. "The addition of the Kids Club Star Wars ticket package is a great perk for all the young Star Wars fans in the crowd. They'll get to meet their some of their favorite characters before anyone else, get exclusive pre-game Kids Park access, and be entered to get the chance to become a Padawan, or Jedi student, during the game."
The Baysox have long supported the rebel alliance, hosting Jedi Knights, rebel pilots and other members of the Terrapin Base of the Rebel Legion. The conflict begins when Darth Vader, storm troopers and other members of the Old Line Garrison and Garrison Tyranus of the 501st Legion invade the ballpark to quell the resistance. The battle will be decided on the field as Jedi Knights and Sith Lords from Jedi Saber Combat hold lightsaber battles between innings and before the fireworks.
Since its release on May 25, 1977, "Star Wars" has been an integral part of American pop culture, spanning six films, an animated series, several video games and numerous works of fiction.
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox 2014 season, their 22nd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, is underway at Prince George's Stadium. Come see some of the top Orioles prospects play here first. To keep up with Baysox news during the season, visit baysox.com.
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