Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads have released their promotional calendar for the 2017 season with the schedule featuring plenty of appearances, giveaways, and fun theme nights.
2017 celebrity appearances include The Bachelorette contestant Luke Pell (Ladies Night-April 29), the return of 2-time NL MVP Dale Murphy (June 10), and UFC Hall-of-Famer Dan Severn (July 8). Also on the calendar are plenty of acts and appearances the whole family will enjoy including the ZOOperstars! (May 27 & July 22), BirdZerk! (May 28), Enchanted Elegance Princesses (Disney Night-June 23), and Heroic Ventures Superheroes (Superhero Night-July 21). On June 10th, Nickelodeon Night will feature an appearance by a Power Ranger and the 'Dads will be wearing special Power Rangers themed jerseys.
There will once again be two separate post-game Christian Concerts, with Aaron Shust performing on May 13th and Building 429 on August 5th.
This season's promo calendar is packed with giveaways. The 'Dads will kick off the season with the annual magnet schedule (April 13) and poster schedule (April 15) giveaways. Other freebies include replica jerseys (April 29), hat (July 22), t-shirt (June 24) and 2017 team card set (Sept 2). The 'Dads are also giving away 25th anniversary themed items: 4 different t-shirts depicting a different Crawdads uniform over the past 25 seasons (April 25, May 25, July 25, August 25) and a card set of the 25 Greatest Crawdads (June 25).
The season wouldn't be complete without fun theme nights. Returning favorites include Star Wars Night (August 4) and Christmas in July (July 7) and new for 2017 is Dynamic Duo Night (April 28), Stranger Things Fright Night (August 26) and Space Jam Night (September 1). The 'Dads will pay tribute to a pair of movies also celebrating their 25th anniversary: A League of Their Own (June 9) and The Mighty Ducks (July 20).
The Crawdads have also released their 2017 Daily Promotions Calendar with a full lineup of returning specials: Church Bulletin Sunday, Make a Difference Monday, Dollar Dog Tuesday, Kids Win Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Fireworks Friday, and Super Saturday.
In all, the schedule features 12 fireworks shows highlighted by the July 4th spectacular, 10 giveaways, two concerts, three celebrity appearances, and variety of acts and themes in one fun-filled summer.
Fans can view the entire Promotional Calendar as well as the Daily Promotions Calendar online at www.hickorycrawdads.com.
The Crawdads begin their 2017 schedule with an exhibition game against Lenoir-Rhyne University on Monday, April 3rd at L.P. Frans Stadium. The 'Dads will then kick off their regular season on the road in Greensboro on Thursday, April 6th before hosting the Kannapolis Intimidators on Thursday, April 13th for the Home Opener.
For more information regarding the Crawdads 2017 promotions, call the 'Dads front office at (828) 322-3000.
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