AUGUSTA, GA- The Augusta GreenJackets, Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have announced the 4th Annual BuzzFest, Preseason's Biggest Party presented by the Augusta Chronicle, HD 98.3, Kicks 99, WRDW Channel 12/WAGT NBC 26 and Fleet Feet Sports. BuzzFest will take place from 9 AM (Start of Shamrock BuzzFest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run) to 2 PM on Saturday, March 18th at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
At BuzzFest, single-game tickets officially go on sale for all 70 GreenJackets regular season home games including the Last Opening Night at Lake Olmstead Stadium, Mega-Memorial Day Fireworks, Jon Lester Bobblehead Night (SRP Federal Credit Union), Fourth of July and the last regular season home game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Presently, tickets are only available by purchasing a 2017 ticket package, which range from 6 games all the way up to a Full Season Plan and group packages. Tickets will be available online starting Monday, March 20th.
"We are excited to continue to grow this annual tradition as the countdown to Opening Day officially gets under way," stated GreenJackets General Manager Tom Denlinger. "Every year we look to make this event bigger and better and we are excited to partner with Fleet Feet Sports for a FUN Run this year, host Touch-a-Truck, showcase our all new Inflatable Speed pitch and more! We invite the CSRA to come out and enjoy a day of FUN at Lake Olmstead Stadium"
New for 2017 the GreenJackets are excited to partner with Fleet Feet Sports for the Inaugural BuzzFest Shamrock 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. Run or Walk to the Pot O' Gold at Home Plate! Participants will have a chance to win amazing prizes. Also get here early to purchase a Limited Edition Green Fleet Feet shirt! Registration is FREE and available onsite starting at 8am on March 18th. To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/224924764582935/
List of events for BuzzFest Party at the Lake:
- FREE Event, Open to the Public
- BuzzFest Shamrock 5k and 1 Mile FUN Run Presented by Fleet Feet Sports (9AM)
- Opening Day tickets go on sale (10AM) - FREE Commemorative T-shirt courtesy of the T-shirt guys for the first 25 fans who purchase tickets
- Vendor Fair / Yard Sale (10AM-2PM)
- Touch-a-Truck (10 Vehicles on Display)
- Inflatables on the concourse(Moon Bounce, Obstacle Course, Wiffle Ball & the all-new Speed Pitch)
- Live Music on the all new concourse sound system
- St. Patty's Day Green Beer available at the Ahmen Korner Bar & Grill (Happy Hour Pricing)
- Barefoot Wine Sampling on the concourse
- Discounts on Merchandise in The Hive Pro Shop - Test your Luck with the Wheel of Savings! Up to 50% off select items
- Select a Seat - GreenJackets will have seats tagged that are open for ticket plans
- FREE Coffee/Hot Chocolate
- FREE Hot Dog & Piece of Cake Cupcake to first 100 BuzzFest attendees
- Prize Giveaways
- FUN for the whole family
In conjunction with BuzzFest, vendors and yard sale individuals are invited to come sell or shop at Lake Olmstead Stadium! Rent a space and KEEP the profits. If you are interested in renting a space for the yard sale, please contact Shannon Mitchell at (706) 922-WINS (9467) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vendor/Yard Sale will have the following items available for sale:
- Avon, Detox Tea, Creative baskets
- Handmade Jewelry and other handmade items, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi Jewelry, Pure Romance, Remodeling Materials, Rodan and Fields, Scrapbooks, Totes, Purses, Thermals, Troy University, Wells Fargo, Wood Arts, over 20 vendors in total!
The GreenJackets are excited to host Touch a Truck as a part of the festivities. Families are encouraged to join us and see the following vehicles at Lake Olmstead Stadium:
- Bounce 2 Gamez-Mobile Gaming Theater, Cushman-Golf Cart, J & B Tractor-Kubota Mower, Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation-Toro Lawn Mower, Richmond County Fire Department-Fire Truck, Smithfield-Sandzee, South Star Ambulance-Ambulance, Tractor from White Cap & more
Leading up to the 4th Annual BuzzFest, the GreenJackets will be releasing special announcements about the 29th and Final Season at Lake Olmstead Stadium. GreenJackets fans will need to tune in on the GreenJackets Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for the big finale announcement which will take place on Friday, March 17th!
Following Announcements to be made throughout the week of March 13th-17th:
- Monday, March 13th- 4th Annual BuzzFest Details
- Tuesday, March 14th- Daily Promotions for 2017
- Wednesday, March 15th- Fireworks Schedule for 2017
- Thursday, March 16th- Themes, Community Events, Giveaways and Full Schedule for 2017
- Friday, March 17th- Special Announcement about 29th and Final Season at Lake Olmstead Stadium
The GreenJackets home opener for the final season at Lake Olmstead Stadium will be on Thursday, April 13th against the Columbia Fireflies (New York Mets) with first pitch slated for 7:05pm.
All GreenJackets Ticket Plans including Full, Half, and Weekend and 6-Game Flex Plans are on sale now for the 2017 season. To guarantee your seats, order your 2017 Ticket Packages today by reaching out to the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467).
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