Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels are excited to announce their 2019 Promotional Schedule!
The Kernels home season begins on Thursday, April 4th as the Kernels take on Peoria at 6:35 PM. All fans will receive a FREE 2019 Kernels magnet schedule! But that's just the start as the Kernels have a great lineup of specials, theme nights and giveaways for the season!
The popular Kernels Daily Specials that Kernels fans have come to know and love return this year and add to the overall excitement at Perfect Game Field!
Sunday: Kids Eat Free, presented by Western Fraternal Life; Run the Bases, presented by Prairie Farms & 104.5 KDAT; Travel Advisors Baseball Bingo; Papa Balloon and Face Painting by Kennedy
Monday: Mark Down Monday
Tuesday: Twins Tuesday, presented by Great Clips
Thursday: Big Screen Thursday, presented by First Federal Credit Union; Thirsty Thursday, presented by 94.1 KRNA; and College Night.
Friday: Kernels Friday Mug Club, presented by Stadium Bar & Grill, Shuey's Restaurant & Lounge, Mr. B's, Mulligan's Pub & Grill and Z 102.9.
Bark in the Park returns for 2019 with dates of April 30, May 21, June 26, July 24 and August 28. Proceeds from all dog tickets benefit Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids.
The popular Hovick Family Petting Zoo returns this season for three Sunday games on May 26th, June 30th and August 4th.
Fireworks will follow Saturday home games starting Saturday, May 4th. Post-Game Fireworks are sponsored by Procter & Gamble on June 15th and Special Olympics on August 25th. Non-Saturday fireworks nights include Thursday, July 4th and Friday, August 30th.
Theme nights at Perfect Game Field immerse fans in the show with sights and sounds connected to the particular theme night. Many fan-favorites return, along with some new additions:
May 3: Snoopy Night
May 5: IPTV Daniel Tiger Day
May 25: Star Wars Night
June 14: UNI Night
June 15: Princess Night & Daddy/Daughter Pre-Game Princess Party
June 16: 30th Anniversary: Field of Dreams Day with Dwier Brown appearance
June 27: For Those Who Love to Rock Night
June 28: Iowa State Night
June 29 & 30: State Fair Weekend
July 5: Nick Jr. Night featuring Paw Patrol with Skye appearance
July 12: Harry Potter Night
July 13: Bachelor Night
July 14: Superhero Day & Mommy/Son Pre-Game Superhero Party
July 25: Big Dog Satellite Local Heroes Night
July 26: Iowa Hawkeye Night
July 28: Pokémon Day with Pikachu appearance
August 10: Lego Club Night
Gate Giveaways & Jersey Nights
Everyone loves to get something when they come to Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, and the Kernels have many Gate Giveaway Nights scheduled throughout the season:
May 3: Mr. Shucks Doghouse Figurine
May 5: IPTV KIDS Clubhouse Adventure Cap
May 25: Star Wars Character Socks
May 26: Perfect Game Kernels Baseball Card Set
May 26: Copyworks Kernels Team Photo #1
June 15: Princess Night Tiara
June 16: Goodwill Field of Dreams Souvenir Baseball
June 27: For Those about to Shuck T-Shirt
July 4: Dave Wright Subaru Military Heroes Baseball Card Set
July 5: Nick Jr. Night featuring Paw Patrol: Skye Backpack
July 12: Harry Potter Vial of Liquid Luck
July 15: Ronald McDonald House Charities Kid Heroes Baseball Card Set
July 25: Electronic Engineering Kernels Cap
July 26: Kernels Black & Gold Cap
August 4: Kernels Baseball Card Update Set
August 10: Lego Club Animal Set
August 25: Copyworks Team Photo #2
August 30: Linn County Dairy Queen Twins Baseball Cap
The Kernels will also have several specialty jersey nights this year - many of these jerseys help to raise money for great causes and all will be sold during the game via a silent auction. Mark your calendar for:
May 3: Snoopy Jersey
May 25: Star Wars Jersey to benefit the American Cancer Society
June 15: Especially for Your Walk Pink Jersey
July 4: Patriotic Jersey, sponsored by Dave Wright Subaru to benefit ALS Association, Iowa Chapter
July 5: Nick Jr. Skye Jersey
July 12: Harry Potter Jersey, sponsored by Planet Fitness to benefit the Ronald McDonald House
UNI (June 12), Iowa State (June 28) and Iowa (July 26) jerseys
Plus, the Kernels will auction off the special Twins Tuesday jerseys, sponsored by Great Clips, on Friday, August 30th.
Visit www.kernels.com for a complete listing of Daily Specials, Fireworks Nights, Theme Nights, Gate Giveaways and Jersey Nights. Look for the 2019 Kernels Pocket Schedule the week of March 11th at various locations around eastern Iowa.
2019 season ticket packages and 10-game coupon books are on sale now at the stadium, or by calling the Kernels at (319) 363-3887. Individual game tickets go on sale Monday, March 18th at 10 AM.
The 2019 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, March 31st and your first chance to meet the new team is on Tuesday, April 2nd as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night'. The Kernels open the 2019 MWL season at home on Thursday, April 4th when they host the Peoria Chiefs at 6:35 PM.