- The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, continue a week-long unveiling of their 2013 Promotional Calendar
with the announcement of 21 Premium Giveaways
throughout the 2013 season. Among the giveaway items for 2013 will be three bobbleheads, and the return of the highly-popular Fleece Blanket Giveaway
and Sunday Kids Series
The first giveaway of the season will occur on April 5th, and will pay tribute to the Giants' 2012 World Series title. As the Squirrels hold World Series Night, they will hand out The Brandons Bobblehead, featuring the likeness of both Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford. Both players spent time in Richmond before starring for the Giants during their title run. The two additional bobbleheads will feature iconic coaches from the state of Virginia. VCU Basketball Coach Shaka Smart will have a bobblehead on May 17th, while Virginia Tech Football Coach Frank Beamer Bobblehead Night is scheduled for July 19th.
"We are really excited about our lineup of bobbleheads this season," said Flying Squirrels' Vice President & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "We definitely wanted to pay tribute to what the Giants did last season with a local touch, and also wanted to acknowledge some of the great figures we are fortunate to share the region with."
The highly-popular Sunday Kids Giveaway Series continues in 2013 with a brand new lineup of outstanding items. Throughout the season, kids 14 & under will receive; Toboggan Hats (April 7th), Slap Watches (April 21st), Squirrels Bats (May 5th), Road to the Show Card Sets (May 19th), Coloring Comic Books (June 2nd), Mascot Innertubes (July 7th), Snow Globes (July 21st), Parker Piggy Banks (August 4th), Sunglasses (August 25th) and Lunch Bags (August 25th).
"Kids are at the core of everything that we do," added Parnell. "We've really tried to put together a comprehensive list of Funn items for them to collect at the ballpark this year."
2013 Richmond Flying Squirrels Premium Giveaway Items:
April 5th - The Brandons (Belt and Crawford) Bobblehead presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,000 Fans - 15 Years and Older)
April 7th - Toboggan Hat presented by Penn Station East Coast Subs(First 2,000 Fans - 14 Years and Under)
April 9th - Fleece Blanket presented by Coca-Cola (First 2,000 Fans - All Ages)
April 21st - Slap Watches presented by Tum-E Yummies (First 2,000 Fans - 14 and Under)
May 5th - Kids Bats presented by Call Federal Credit Union (First 1,500 Fans - 14 and Under)
May 7th - Canvas Tote Bag presented by Verizon Wireless (First 1,500 Fans - 15 Years and Older)
May 17th - Shaka Smart Bobblehead presented by Setliff & Holland (First 2,000 Fans - 15 and Older)
May 19th - Road to the Show Card Set presented by Coke Zero (First 2,500 Fans - 14 and Under)
June 2nd - Kids Coloring Comic Book presented by Health Diagnostic Laboratory (First 2,500 Fans - 14 and Under)
June 15th - Camo Hat presented by Budweiser (First 2,000 Fans - 21 and Older)
June 16th - Father's Day Grill Set presented by HCA Virginia (First 1,500 Fans - 15 and Older)
June 25th - Squirrels Hat presented by Your Local Ford Dealers (First 2,000 Fans - 15 and Older)
July 7th - Mascot Innertube (First 2,000 Fans - 14 and Under)
July 19th - Frank Beamer Bobblehead presented by AAA Mid-Atlantic (First 2,000 Fans - 15 and Older)
July 21st - Snow Globe presented by Coca-Cola (First 1,500 Fans - 14 and Under)
August 4th - Parker Piggy Bank presented by First Capital Bank (First 2,000 Fans - 14 and Under)
August 13th - Welcome Mat presented by the Richmond Times-Dispatch (First 1,500 Fans - 15 and Older)
August 20th - Six-Pack Cooler presented by Budweiser (First 2,000 Fans - 21 and Older)
August 25th - Kids Sunglasses presented by Powerade (First 2,500 Fans - 14 and Under)
August 30th - Kids Lunch Bag presented by MARTIN's (First 2,000 Fans - 14 and Under)
September 1st - Team Poster presented by Virginia 529 College Savings Plan (All Fans)
Single-game tickets for the 2013 season of Flying Squirrels baseball will go on sale at 9 am on Saturday, March 2nd. Tickets will be available for the first time at the 2013 Flying Squirrels Fan Fest & Camp Expo, which will take place at The Diamond from 9 AM - 12 PM. Single-game tickets will be available on-line at SquirrelsBaseball.com beginning at 10 AM.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.