In 2019, the Threshers honored local heroes on First Responders Night. This special event will return in 2020 at a date to be determined, along with the remainder of the ’20 season game schedule. Find below highlights of the 2019 First Responders Night.
First Responders Appreciation Night - Spectrum Field
The Clearwater Police Department, Clearwater Fire & Rescue, Coast Guard, Pinellas County Sheriff, Pasco County Sheriff, and other local agencies have teamed up to recognize local heroes and all first responders and their families for Clearwater Threshers First Responders Appreciation Night, presented by Banquet Masters.
All first responders receive a free ticket to the game, and may purchase additional tickets for $5. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Operation Restore, a program at the Franciscan Center, Tampa to help first responders work through post trauma stress. First Responder tickets may be picked up, with proper ID, at the Box Office at Spectrum Field.
Events will include:
- Pregame Touch-A-Truck event in the west lot with tactical vehicles and equipment and on-field vehicle parade around the warning track
- Recognition of local heroes throughout the night, first responder thank you bags and prizes
- Static displays and interactive exhibits on the concourse
- CPD K9 demonstration on-field during the 7th inning stretch
- Flyover by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Helicopter
- First pitch by Pinellas Sheriff's Sgt. David Stang
- Meet Pasco Sheriff's Office K9 Buster, and K9 Doc will also be on hand
- Special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog
- Afternoon charity softball game on Spectrum Field at 3 p.m. - Clearwater Fire Rescue vs St. Pete Fire Rescue, special tickets available
- Fireworks after the Threshers game