Cougars Homestand Preview: May 8-13

Micro Monday and Thirsty Thursday deals; discounted tickets for seniors

By Jacquie Boatman / Kane County Cougars | May 8, 2017 10:46 AM ET

GENEVA, Ill. - The Kane County Cougars, Class-A Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, get set for a six-game homestand beginning Monday evening when they host the Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate) for three games followed by a three game series against the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate). Homestand highlights include Micro Monday deals with craft and premium beers available for 50% off, pre-game Cougars Reading Club parades, discounted tickets for seniors age 65 and older, $1 beers and hot dogs for Thirsty Thursday as well as the traditional post-game run the bases. 

Tickets are available for each game during the upcoming homestand by calling 630-232-8811 or by ordering online at www.kccougars.com.

Monday 5/8 - Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers) - 6:30 PM (Gates open at 5:30 PM) - WBIG 1280 AM (6:15 PM)

  • Micro Monday - craft and premium beer 50% off
  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • National Anthem - Traughber Junior High Panther Acapella Choir
  • Post-game autographs with Ozzie and Annie T. Cougar Team Store
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Tuesday 5/9 - Great Lakes Loons - Noon (Gates open at 11 AM) - WBIG 1280 AM (11:45 AM)

  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • National Anthem - Mill Creek Elementary School 5th Grade Chorus
  • High School Sports Business Seminars
  • Seniors Eat Free Day (free hot dog and small soda voucher for seniors 65+)
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Wednesday 5/10 - Great Lakes Loons - 11 AM (Gates open at 10 AM) - kccougars.com (11 AM)

  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • National Anthem - Glen Crest Middle School
  • High School Sports Business Seminars
  • Seniors Eat Free Day (free hot dog and small soda voucher for seniors 65+)
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Thursday 5/11 - Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate) - 6:30 PM (Gates open at 5:30 PM) - WBIG 1280 AM (6:15 PM)

  • Thirsty Thursday - $1 beers, hot dogs and sodas
  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club Parade
  • National Anthem - Dundee Highlands 4th & 5th Grade Chorus
  • Post-game autographs in the Team Store (Player TBD)
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Friday 5/12 - Lansing Lugnuts - 6:30 PM (Gates open at 5:30 PM) - WBIG 1280 AM (6:15 PM)

  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • Fischer Pep Band performance outside of Gate 1
  • Attic Christian Art Center Dance Team performance
  • National Anthem - District 303 5th Grade Pep Bands
  • 7th Inning Stretch - Freeman School
  • Post-game autographs with Ramon Hernandez in the Team Store
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Saturday 5/13 - Lansing Lugnuts - 1 PM (Gates open at Noon) - WBIG 1280 AM (12:45 PM)

  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • The Franzen Chorus performance
  • National Anthem - Glen Ellyn District 4th & 5th Grade Chorus
  • Post-game autographs with Ozzie and Annie T. Cougar in the Team Store
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Homestand Notes

Movers for Mom - Representatives from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will be outside Gate 3 on Monday, May 8, collecting donations for the Movers for Mom® program. Donations collected will be provided to local women forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness. Fans are encouraged to bring donations of essential care items including body spray, soaps, hair styling products, towels, make-up brushes, pajamas, large tote bags and umbrellas.

Cougars Reading Club - The Cougars reading incentive program is back for its third decade in 2017. This season, the program includes more than 400 Chicago area schools and 140,000 students who are improving their reading skills through the Cougars Reading Club. Participating students who complete reading goals set by their respective teachers are awarded a ticket to an April or May Cougars game, a food voucher, official Cougars Reading Club bag and the opportunity to participate in the pre-game on-field parade. The Cougars Reading Club is sponsored by Cantigny Park, The PRIDE Stores and Oberweis.

High School Business and Marketing Seminars - This series marks the final High School Marketing and Business Seminars for the 2017 season. For the past eight years, Cougars staff members have led the seminars which provide an inside look at the sports industry and give students a chance to enjoy a Cougars game. Schools attending this homestand include Huntley, Aurora Christian, Burlington Central, Mendota, Bolingbrook, Willowbrook, Oswego, Downers Grove South and Minooka. As part of the field trip event, schools were asked to have their students create a between-innings promotion. The winning group will assist the Cougars promotion staff on the field during one of the between-innings events.

Weekly Specials - Micro Monday returns to kick off the homestand with all craft and premium beers available for 50% off. Seniors, age 65 and older, in attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday will receive a voucher at the gate for a complimentary hot dog and small soda. Fans can enjoy $1 beers, hot dogs and sodas as well for Thirsty Thursday, presented by Miller Lite.

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