SALISBURY, Md. -- Baseball is close to being back on Delmarva! The Delmarva Shorebirds are preparing for Opening Night on Thursday, April 5th by creating excitement around Delmarva with the Countdown to Opening Night campaign, kicking off on Thursday, March 15th.
Fans will be able to win prizes, receive special offers, and participate in contests on social media, so make sure to like the Shorebirds on Facebook (Delmarva Shorebirds), follow us on Twitter (@shorebirds), Instagram (@shorebirds), and Snapchat (shorebirdsmilb). There will also be information put out on social media regarding the different tour stops and other events during the Countdown to Opening Night.
Here's the complete schedule for the Shorebirds' Countdown to Opening Night:
Thursday, March 15th- Individual game tickets go on sale! Save Time. Buy Online. Pick Your Seats. Print at Home at www.theshorebirds/tickets. The Shorebirds' first tour stop will be at Buffalo Wild Wings at 2734 North Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Come by to win some Shorebirds swag and enjoy watching the March Madness games!
Friday, March 16th- The Shorebirds will be giving away prizes at Chili's Grill & Bar at 2750 North Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, March 17th- Usually, we encourage you to wear black and orange but this day we would love for you to wear green and come see Sherman at the Ocean City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Sunday, March 18th- Stay tuned to the Shorebirds' Facebook and Instagram for a Caption Contest for your chance to win prizes!
Monday, March 19th- Help the Shorebirds choose a song to play this season when the Shorebirds win! We will be asking our fans for their input on Facebook.
Tuesday, March 20th- Win prizes by guessing the correct number of items on the Shorebirds' Facebook page, presented by Avery Hall Insurance.
Wednesday, March 21st- Tour Stop, TBD
Thursday, March 22nd- Stop by to enjoy some lunch and win some swag at the new Arby's location at 31942 Summer Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804 from Noon-2:00 PM.
Friday, March 23rd- Celebrate the end of the week with a frozen treat and prizes from the Shorebirds at DQ Grill & Chill at 2611 North Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Saturday, March 24th- The Delmarva Shorebirds and Crown Sports Center are excited to announce the return of last year's popular event, the Froggy 99.9 Easter Fest. The indoor event will be held at Crown Sports Center, a proud partner of the Shorebirds, on Saturday, March 24th from 9:30 AM until noon. Crown Sports Center is located at 28410 Crown Road in Fruitland, Maryland. The Froggy 99.9 Easter Fest is open to the public and admission is free of charge. For more info click HERE.
Sunday, March 25th- Stay tuned to the Shorebirds' Facebook and Instagram for a Caption Contest for your chance to win prizes!
Monday, March 26th- Tour Stop, TBD
Tuesday, March 27th- Win prizes by guessing the correct number of items on the Shorebirds' Facebook page, presented by Avery Hall Insurance.
Wednesday, March 28th- Help the Shorebirds choose a song to play this season when the Shorebirds take the field for each home game! We will be asking our fans for their input on Facebook.
Thursday, March 29th- Come get your hair cut and win some free swag at the grand opening of the new Sport Clips by Salisbury University! Time is TBD.
Friday, March 30th- "Every season begins with DICK'S." So help us get ready for the start of the Shorebirds season by winning prizes at the DICK'S Sporting Goods at 2300 North Salisbury Blvd. in Salisbury, MD 21801 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Saturday, March 31st- Come out to the Berlin Walmart at 11416 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, MD 21811 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM to win some free swag!
Sunday, April 1st- Happy Easter!
Monday, April 2nd- Tour Stop, TBD
Tuesday, April 3rd- Win prizes by guessing the correct number of items on the Shorebirds' Facebook page, presented by Avery Hall Insurance.
Wednesday, April 4th- Stay tuned to the Shorebirds' Facebook and Instagram for a Caption Contest for your chance to win a prize!
Thursday, April 5th- The day we've all been waiting for is here! Make sure to come out to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium for 2018 Shorebirds Opening Night against the Asheville Tourists with first pitch set for 7:05 PM! Gates open at 6:00 PM. Secure your tickets by going to www.theshorebirds.com/tickets.
"We are really amped up about this upcoming season. Our staff has worked hard over the offseason to boost our promotional schedule and we think the fans will really appreciate it. Since the team will be in the clubhouse before we know it, we want to get out in the Delmarva community and get our fans just as excited about this season as we are. ," said Shorebirds General Manager, Chris Bitters.
Ticket plans can now be purchased online at www.theshorebirds.com or by contacting the Shorebirds front office. For group outing information, contact the Shorebirds at 410-219-3112.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.