FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2018) - They're just a few dudes who done good. Well, better yet, perfect.
On Friday, July 20, the online trick-shot sensations, better known worldwide as Dude Perfect, visit Dr Pepper Ballpark live for the first time at a Frisco RoughRiders game for Dude Perfect Night. Dude Perfect Night is just part of an unbelievable summer as the RoughRiders roll out the BIGGEST promotional schedule in baseball history.
While Dude Perfect has worked with the RoughRiders in three web-busting videos, Dude Perfect Night is a unique opportunity for RoughRiders fans to meet and interact with this internationally-famous and Frisco-based sports entertainment quintet, and perhaps Panda, in person.
Dude Perfect will also take part in the game presentation when the RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, face the San Antonio Missions. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. and Dr Pepper Ballpark gates open at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. for Founders members).
Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, and twins Coby and Cory Cotton are no strangers to the home of the RoughRiders. Three videos have been shot there totaling nearly 44 million views. The latest video titled Baseball Trick Shots has garnered nearly 16 million views since debuting on Oct. 23, 2017. The other videos are Baseball Edition (13 million) and Dallas Stars Edition (15 million).
"We all grew up playing baseball and always enjoy going to RoughRiders games, so to have our own Dude Perfect Night at the ballpark is going to be fun for us and all the fans that come out to spend our special night with us," Toney said.
The Riders are going all in on Dude Perfect for their special night. The team will be outfitted in specially-themed Dude Perfect jerseys (unveiled at a later date) to be auctioned off during the game to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dude Perfect will take part in the postgame jersey presentation to the auction winners.
Dude Perfect Night opens with all five members taking part in one of the most unique ceremonial first pitches ever seen. Inning breaks will feature Dude Perfect video highlights, along with fans trying to duplicate Dude Perfect's one-of-kind trick shots. A public meet and greet with limited availability will take place at Bull Moose Saloon from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Additional fan giveaways will also be announced at a later date.
Dude Perfect became YouTube stars after bursting on the online scene in 2009 while still students at Texas A&M. The group is currently the No. 1 sports channel on YouTube with more than 27 million subscribers and 4.6 billion views.
Dude Perfect has also worked with stars in and out of the sports world, including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, actor Paul Rudd, singer Tim McGraw, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and singer Luke Bryan.
Tickets for Dude Perfect Night, along with all single-game tickets, go on sale online and at the RoughRiders box office on Friday, March 2 at 9 a.m. Get your tickets now to ensure your spot for this special night at Dr Pepper Ballpark and, in the immortal words of Dude Perfect, "Pound it, Noggin!"
The RoughRiders will open the franchise's upcoming 15th Anniversary Season on Thursday, April 5 at Dr Pepper Ballpark by throwing the biggest party in North Texas - the Deep Ellum Brewing Party @ the Yard. Season ticket, group and hospitality packages are now available by calling (972) 731-9200, emailing email@example.com or visiting RidersBaseball.com.
About Dr Pepper Ballpark
Nearly half-a-million fans attended RoughRiders games at Dr Pepper Ballpark during the 2017 season, marking the 13th consecutive season that the RoughRiders led both the Texas League and Double-A Baseball in attendance. Overall, more than 750,000 people attended events at Dr Pepper Ballpark in 2017. The RoughRiders bring visitors to Frisco from around the country with several high-profile events at Dr Pepper Ballpark, such as the extremely successful 2017 Texas League All-Star Game; the Frisco College Baseball Classic, a premier early-season tournament featuring four top collegiate programs; and Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, which has raised $4 million for the Heroes Foundation over the last 15 years; and the Dallas Cowboys' annual Reliant Home Run Derby. Dr Pepper Ballpark is available for meetings, corporate events and other private outings on a year-round basis.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.