Clinton, IA (March 14, 2019) - The wait is over and the Clinton LumberKings are excited to announce their 2019 Promotional Schedule. This season will feature four fireworks nights, six post-game concerts, two bobblehead giveaways, and 10 Copa De La Diversion days.
The LumberKings will host the first of their 70 scheduled home games on Saturday, April 6 when they meet the Kane County Cougars in the home opener.
The 2019 season will feature 21 separate giveaway nights and the chance to win Allegiant Air Flight vouchers on - April 19th, May 17th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd.
Both LumberKings' bobbleheads will be unique. On Friday, July 12th, the first Casey's and Mediacom bobblehead giveaway of the year will be of the muscular 2014 LumberKings outfielder - and current St. Louis Cardinal - Tyler O'Neill. During his only season in Clinton, he batted .247 with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs. Two of his home runs came as Grand Slams - a team record for a single season. While O'Neill's head will bobble, it is his bobbling bicep that will make this bobblehead something like no other.
The last 30-game winner in Major League Baseball, Denny McLain will be the subject of the second and final Casey's and Mediacom bobblehead giveaway of the year. The future two-time Cy-Young award winner spent the majority of his 1962 season in Clinton and went 4-7 with a 3.56 ERA and 93 strikeouts. McLain will be in Clinton at the game to sign autographs and meet fans for a bobblehead giveaway that has been nearly 60 years in the making.
Both bobblehead giveaways will be given to the first 750 fans through the gates.
Stay Late Saturday
A staple of summer Saturday nights along the Mississippi River will return with the "Stay Late Concert Series." The LumberKings season will bring in some of the best bands and musical talents in the area on six different nights in 2019. Every Saturday home game from June 1st through August 31st will feature a different musical act that will get fans on their feet in the Beer Garden following the game.
June 1 - Cal Stage Band
June 29 - The Sidewinders
July 13 - Slough Buoys
August 3 - Todd Striley & The Noize
August 24 - Moonshine Run
August 31 - The Stockwell's
Save the date for four postgame fireworks shows in 2019! Each of the Fireworks Spectaculars will come on Friday night with the exception of the Thursday night Clinton 4th of July Festival. Fireworks spectacular dates are:
Friday, May 31 vs. Kane County Cougars
Thursday, July 4 vs. Peoria Chiefs
Friday, July 26 vs. Kane County Cougars
Friday, August 23 vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels
Copa De La Diversion
Each Sunday home game, and for select road games, the Clinton LumberKings will change their name and logo for Minor League Baseball's Copa De La Diversion! The Sunday home game rebrands will feature a tip of the cap to the Latinx communities in and around the Clinton area. The ballpark will also feature ethnic foods from Latino and Hispanic cultures along with themed music. Stay tuned for our name and logo reveal on Monday, March 18. Copa De La Diversion days in Clinton will be:
Sunday, April 7 vs. Kane County Cougars
Sunday, May 5 vs. South Bend Cubs
Sunday, May 19 vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels
Sunday, May 26 vs. Burlington Bees
Sunday, June 2 vs. Kane County Cougars
Sunday, June 30 vs. Quad Cities River Bandits
Sunday, July 14 vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps
Sunday, August 4 vs. Beloit Snappers
Sunday, August 25 vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Sunday, September 1 vs. Peoria Chiefs
Hometown Heroes & Jersey Auction
On Saturday May 18th the Clinton LumberKings will honor local Police, Firefighters, Military, and First Responders for Hometown Heroes night. This year will see the LumberKings take the field in Clinton Fire Department themed uniforms with "Hosette" on the back of each jersey. Lieutenant Eric Hosette fell while in the line of duty while fellow firefighter Adam Cain was injured in January. Each jersey will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Hosette family, the Cain family, and Clinton Fire Department. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a special pregame ceremony.
For the second consecutive year the Clinton LumberKings will open their gates for a Fourth of July Eve Car Show and Concert. On July 3rd, while the team is on the road, the Clinton Area Rod Club will hold a Car Show on 6th Avenue North next to the ballpark. Starting at 5 PM, car enthusiasts can feast their eyes on some of the finest four bangers ever made. At 6:30 PM fans of cars and music alike can begin to file into the ballpark for a concert from Bowman, Pickney, and Evans. Tickets for the concert will be $5 with all proceeds going to benefit the Clinton 4th of July Festival.
Fans can take part in specials and opportunities for all Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday home games. Tuesday home games will feature the return of "Two Dollar Tuesdays." The LumberKings will be offering $2 general admission tickets, $2 box seat upgrade, $2 select beers, $2 soft drinks, $2 hot dogs, and $2 ice cream.
For all 10 Wednesday home games, fans 21 years and older can join us for "Retro Beer Nights." The offering of beers from a simpler time will be even greater in 2019 with a total of six retro beer to choose from. The retro offerings will ring you just two dollars apiece. All retro beers will be available to fans out of the First Base Beer Stand only.
Thursdays will see the return of "Thirsty Thursdays!" All fans 21 years and older can enjoy select beers for just $2 all game long. This offer will not apply to the Fourth of July.
Bring the whole family out for "Children's Discovery Center Family Funday Sunday." All 10 Sunday home games will feature free face-painting, free balloon artists, and free postgame kids run the bases. Special ticket offers are available for Sunday's games, two adult and four child general admission tickets are available for just $25. As part of All Faiths Day $4 general admission tickets are available to all fans who show a church bulletin. The LumberKings will also be sporting their Copa jerseys as we honor the Latinx community each Sunday.
2019 LumberKings Promotional Schedule
Saturday, April 6: Jewel-Osco Magnet Schedule Giveaway Night
Sunday, April 7: Poster Schedule Giveaway Day | Copa Day
Monday, April 8: Free Admission Night
Friday, April 19: Allegiant Air Flight Voucher Raffle
Thursday, May 2: National Brothers and Sisters Night - Buy One Get One Free Ticket |Jefferson Elementary PTA Night
Friday, May 3: Clinton Community College Night
Saturday, May 4: Don's Jewelry Mother's Day Giveaway
Sunday, May 5: Cinco De Mayo | Corona Minifridge Raffle | Copa Day
Friday, May 17: Allegiant Flight Voucher Raffle
Saturday, May 18: Hometown Heroes Night | Jersey Action | Regalia Manufacturing Giveaway
Sunday, May 19: Miss Clinton County Princess Day | Copa Day
Friday, May 24: Shoe Sensation & Clinton Herald Tote Bag Giveaway |
Unity Christian School Night
Saturday, May 25: Marlins Arm Sleeve Giveaway (14 & under)
Monday, May 27: Regalia Manufacturing Memorial Day Giveaway
Friday, May 31: Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, June 1: Youth Baseball Clinic (in AM) | Clinton-Jackson County Dairy Association Night |
Thrivent Financial & Mediacom Team Photo Giveaway | Postgame Concert By Cal Stage Band
Sunday, June 2: Bark In The Park | Copa Day
Tuesday, June 4: Eagle Heights Elementary PTA Night
Wednesday, June 5: Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #1 |
Bluff Elementary School PTA Night
Thursday, June 6: Clinton Public Library Night | Camanche PTA Night
Wednesday, June 12: Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #2
Thursday, June 13: First Central State Bank Night
Wednesday, June 26: Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #3
Thursday, June 27: ASCENTRA Credit Union Night
Friday, June 28: American Family Insurance Night | Allegiant Air Flight Voucher Raffle
Saturday, June 29: AEGIS Credit Union Night | Postgame Concert By The Sidwinders
Sunday, June 30: Dewitt Day | Copa Day
Thursday, July 4: Clinton 4th Of July Festival | Regalia Manufacturing Giveaway |Fireworks Spectacular
Wednesday, July 5: River Cities Tennis & Pickleball Association Night |
Prairie Hills & Clinton Herald Water Bottle Giveaway
Wednesday, July 10: Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #4
Friday, July 12: Casey's & Mediacom Tyler O'Neill BobbleBicep
Saturday, July 13: Community State Bank Night | Postgame Concert By The Slough Buoys
Sunday, July 14: Jackson County/Sterling-Rock Falls Day | Copa Day
Monday, July 15: Pack The Park With Kids Day
Wednesday, July 24: Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #5 | Camanche Night
Friday, July 26: Allegiant Air Flight Voucher Raffle | Fireworks Spectacular |Marlins Wristband Giveaway (14 & Under)
Saturday, August 3: Downtown Clinton Night | Postgame Concert By Todd Striley & The Noize
Sunday, August 4: Fulton-Morrison Day | Copa Day
Tuesday, August 6: Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #6 |Community Library Night
Wednesday, August 14: LBPA Night
Thursday, August 15: Cy-Hawk Night | Game Ticket Raffle
Friday, August 16: Casey's & Mediacom Denny McLain Bobblehead Giveaway And Appearance
Wednesday, August 21: Clinton County Republican Night |Clinton National Bank & Mediacom Baseball Card Strip Giveaway #7
Friday, August 23: Allegiant Air Flight Voucher Raffle | Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, August 24: Bud Light Minifridge Raffle | Sauk Valley Media Night | Postgame Concert BY Moonshine Run
Sunday, August 25: Carroll County Day | Copa Day
Monday, August 26: United Way Night | Whittier Elementary PTA Night
Tuesday, August 27: Clinton Community College Back To School Bash
Saturday, August 31: 4-Imprint LumberKings T-Shirt Giveaway | Postgame Concert By The Stockwell's
Sunday, September 1: Jewel-Osco Dollar Day
Monday, September 2: Season Ticket Raffle | Regalia Manufacturing Labor Day Giveaway
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