Cougars Homestand Preview: April 6-7

2017 season kicks off with Thirsty Thursday specials on Opening Night

By Jacquie Boatman / Kane County Cougars | April 6, 2017 12:16 PM ET

GENEVA, Ill. - The Kane County Cougars, Class-A Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, open a two-game homestand Thursday evening and welcome the Clinton LumberKings (Seattle Mariners affiliate) to Northwestern Medicine Field. Homestand highlights include an Opening Night cap giveaway on Thursday, discounted beers and hot dogs as well as multiple opportunities to get autographs from players and mascots.

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

Thursday 4/6 - Clinton LumberKings (Seattle Mariners affiliate) - 6:30 PM (Gates open at 5:30 PM) - WBIG 1280 AM (6:15 PM)

  • Opening Night
  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • Pre-game autograph session with Cougars players on the field at 5:50 PM (weather permitting)
  • $1 beers, sodas and hot dogs for Thirsty Thursday, presented by Miller Lite
  • Opening Night cap giveaway for first 1,500 fans, courtesy of Northwestern Medicine
  • National Anthem - Kyle Spiegel & Sarah Slaven
  • Post-game autographs in the Team Store with Ryan Burr 
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)

Friday 4/7 - Clinton LumberKings - 6:30 PM (Gates open at 5:30 PM) - WBIG 1280 AM (6:15 PM)

  • Pre-game Cougars Reading Club parade
  • National Anthem - Gombert Elementary Chorus
  • Fans can run the bases after the game (weather permitting)
  • Post-game autographs in the Team Store with Ozzie and Annie T. Cougar

Homestand Notes

Opening Night - The 27th season of baseball in Kane County begins Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a purple Opening Night cap, courtesy of Northwestern Medicine. Cougars players will participate in a pre-game autograph session beginning at 5:50 p.m. Formal introductions of each team's roster and staff will take place prior to the National Anthem. It's also the first Thirsty Thursday of the season which means fans can purchase select beers, sodas and hot dogs for just $1. Following the game, fans of all ages can run the bases (weather permitting).

Movers for Mom - Representatives from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will be outside Gate 3 on April 6, 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.


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