FRISCO, Texas (May 3, 2018) - Danielle Schneider of Highland Village is the grand prize winner of the Frisco RoughRiders' 8 Millionth Fan Celebration Thursday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Schneider is officially the 8 Millionth Fan in franchise regular-season history and won season tickets for life, Raising Cane's for a year and a Choctaw Lazy River package valued at $8,888.
Schneider was one of eight lucky fans selected as finalists throughout the game who had the chance to be named the 8 Millionth Fan and take home a special Riders Party of 8 Prize Pack. In addition to the season tickets and Raising Cane's for a year, Schneider had the opportunity to win $80,000, $8,000, $800, $80 or the Choctaw Lazy River package.
The crowd of 6,702 for RoughRiders' 13-6 loss to San Antonio pushed Frisco past the 8 million mark in all-time regular-season attendance, going back to the franchise's inaugural season in 2003. Every fan in attendance Thursday received a special 8 Millionth Fan Celebration Scratch Off Card for the 8 Million Prize Giveaway, and every fan went home a winner!
The 8 Million Prize Giveaway actually added up to more than 8 million "prizes" as follows:
- Thursday Lazy River tickets totaling 6,802,300 gallons of water fun
- Tickets totaling 450,000 pitches
- Dippin' Dots totaling 300,000 dots
- Bags of sunflower seeds totaling 225,000 sunflower seeds
- Bags of popcorn totaling 150,000 pieces of popcorn
- Bags of peanuts totaling 25,000 peanuts
- Discounts at Riders Outpost totaling $16,000
- Deep Ellum Brewing Party @ The Yard tickets totaling $15,450 in tickets
- 12,000 oz. of soda
- VIP Suite Experiences valued at $5000
- $458 worth of Rudy's tacos
The Riders' current homestand, which runs through Tuesday, continues Friday at 7:05 p.m. against San Antonio with Princess & Pirates Night, as fans get their chance to meet their favorite princesses and pirates, and kids get to take home a free wand or sword (first 1,000 aged 12 and under). The Riders turn into Los Jinetes de Frisco once again for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Fans will dance to the music of two local mariachi bands and enjoy $2 Mexican beers while the Riders will don custom "Los Jinetes" jerseys on the field. These special jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with all proceeds benefitting CASA of Collin County.
Single-game tickets, season tickets, group and hospitality packages for all home games during the RoughRiders' 15th Anniversary Season are available by calling (972) 731-9200, emailing email@example.com or visiting RidersBaseball.com.
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 Neftali Feliz, 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.