One deserving fan will earn all of the essentials for a free funeral or a memorial service on "Celebration of Life" night presented by Reichel Funeral Home when the IronPigs host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Tuesday, August 20 at Coca-Cola Park. The total funeral package is valued at nearly $10,000, marking the most valuable giveaway in IronPigs history.
"The best fans in Minor League Baseball deserve the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime giveaway," exclaimed IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. "Unquestionably, this is the most highly-coveted 'out-of-the-box' promotion in IronPigs history."
Added Reichel Funeral Home owner Kevin Reichel: "I am thankful that the IronPigs organization has afforded me the opportunity to assist a deserving individual with financial aid, personal guidance and professional care during a most critical time."
The IronPigs and Reichel Funeral Home have teamed up to provide the following funeral essentials, valued at $7,500, for the winner:
- A casket.
- Professional services of funeral director and staff.
- Body removal and preparation (embalming or cremation).
- Use of facilities and services for viewing (visitation/wake), funeral ceremony, Memorial Service and graveside services.
- Vehicle to transfer remains to Funeral Home along with Hearse for cemetery transfer.
In addition to the offerings provided by Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton Memorial Company will provide a complimentary headstone (valued at $1,500) and Richmar Florist will offer a casket spray of flowers (valued at $300).
Fans can register by submitting an essay of 200 words or less that describes their ideal funeral and why they feel they will, eventually, be deserving of the free funeral. All essays must be received by July 31, 2013 for consideration. All entrants must be present at the Tuesday, August 20 game to be eligible to win.
There are two ways to submit your essay and register:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your essay and along with your contact information (Name, Phone and Address).
- Submit an essay and your contact information (Name, Phone and Address) to: CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Coca-Cola Park, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown, PA, 18109.
Please note that this is a non-exchangeable, non-transferrable and non-refundable prize that has no cash value. You must be 18 years or older to register.
Reichel Funeral Home, located at 326 East 21st St. in Northampton, offers a compassionate funeral director, who provides individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. The staff of dedicated professionals are available to assist you in funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to flower choices, Kevin will guide you through all aspects of the funeral service to include cremation options.
Single-game tickets, mini-plan packages and group tickets for all IronPigs home games presented by Capital BlueCross, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office, online at www.ironpigsbaseball.com or by calling (610) 841-PIGS.
The 2013 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.