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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY | June 30, 2020

Minor League Baseball cancelled our 2020 season, which means players will not be coming to Cedar Rapids in 2020 preventing us from doing player appearances.

In an effort to comply with CDC recommendations and limiting the spread of COVID-19, Mr. Shucks appearances will not be available through September 30, 2020. If your event falls after September 30, 2020, feel free to submit your appearance request form for consideration.

Thank you for understanding, we look forward to getting back out into the community soon.

Appearance Request Applications

Book Your Appearance

The foundation of the Cedar Rapids Kernels has always been the great community of Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa. Our ballclub is proud to have Mr. Shucks and Kernels players out in the community as much as possible and do-so over 140 times per season when their schedules allow. If you're wanting Mr. Shucks or Kernels players to attend your next event, please fill out the form below.

Please keep in mind that $75 per hour appearance fees are associated with select appearance requests but are waived for groups that hold a group outing or a sponsorship with the Kernels. All appearance requests are subject to availability and must be submitted at least two weeks before your event date to be considered. 

Mr. Shucks Appearance

Mr. Shucks, the team mascot, is very active in the community year-round! Submit your application today!

  • Mr. Shucks appearances will cost $75 per hour.
    • $50 per hour for non-profits and schools.
    • Any appearance over 25 miles will incur an additional $10 for transportation costs.
  • All sponsors and group outing clients are entitled to one free Mr. Shucks appearance during the season.
  • All Mr. Shucks appearances are based on availability. No sponsor or group will take precedence over any previously scheduled appearance.
  • All appearance request forms must be submitted at a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
  • Any required payment is due 48 hours before the appearance.
  • 2 hour limit on all appearances.

Player Appearance

Players are available on an extremely limited basis between the Months of April and August. Submit your application today if a Kernels Player would benefit your event!

  • Sponsors and Group Outings can have one player appearance.
    • Appearance must be deemed appropriate by Kernels staff.
  • Examples of the kind of player appearances that will be denied whether the organization supports the Kernels, or not:
    • Private parties: birthday, retirement, graduation, etc.
    • Little league games, tournaments, or rec leagues
    • Visiting Summer Camps that don't have a group outing at the ballpark.
  • Appearance Request Forms must be submitted 2 weeks before your desired appearance date.
  • 2 hour limit on all appearances.

More Information

Interested in hearing more about appearances or unsure if your event would work? For more information email [email protected].

You can also call (319) 363-3887 with any questions!

Book A Group Outing

The Cedar Rapids Kernels reserve the right to pass out any literature or prizes that we feel appropriate. Mr. Shucks does not speak but will pose for pictures and sign autographs. Mr. Shucks reserves the right to walk away from any appearance that the performer, or handler, deems unsafe or harmful to them and/or guests. The Cedar Rapids Kernels are not liable for damages inadvertently caused by the costume. By submitting this form, you acknowledge the terms that have been agreed upon by the Cedar Rapids Kernels and your company/organization.