The IronPigs have earned their reputation for having the strongest promotional schedule in all of Minor League Baseball and this season's lineup will not disappoint.
In addition to the four bobblehead giveaways, five jersey auctions and 22 themed fireworks shows announced earlier this week, the team will boast a number of fantastic giveaways in 2018. The must-have items available will include a Rhys Hoskins IL MVP bronze statue, bacon cap, fleece blanket, youth jersey and youth bacon scarf. The themes for games this season include Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Christmas in July and Strike Out Cancer among many others. Always a fan favorite, the Phillie Phanatic will return to Coca-Cola Park twice in the month of August.
The full promotional calendar is below. In addition to this year's promotions, these weekly staples are returning to Coca-Cola Park in 2018:
Sundays: Post-game "Kids Run the Bases" presented by Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital. Appearances by Tootsee the Clown & Friends.
Mondays: TD Bank Dog Days (Bring your dog to the park) / Dollar Dog Night with $1 Berks hot dogs for the entire game.
Wednesdays: "Ladies Night" presented by Sleepy Cat Urban Winery and Bear Creek Resort. Each Wednesday, there will be opportunities for all women to win great prizes and $5 wine specials throughout the game. (Exclusions: May 2, May 9 and July 25).
Thursdays: Extended pre-game Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. with $1 hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts
Fridays: Friday Night Fireworks.
Saturdays (beginning in May): Post-game Fireworks.
This season's promotional schedule kicks off with an opening night party and T-Shirt giveaway and concludes at the home finale with a dazzling balancing act from The Amazing Tyler. Fans will be able to purchase tickets to any game on March 3 when single-game tickets go on sale as part of the IronPigs' annual "Pig Day" festivities. Four-game and other multi-game plans are already available.
Here's a look at the full schedule of promotions (dates and promos are subject to change):
4/12 (7:05 p.m.): Opening Night Party & Heroes Night | Opening Night T-Shirt presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications (First 3,000 adults 18 and older)
4/13 (7:05 p.m.): Dance Night | Elvis Friday Night Fireworks & 2018 Magnet Schedule presented by Reichel Funeral Home
4/14 (6:35 p.m.): Miracle League Game/Jersey Auction presented by Majestic/Fanatics | Rhys Hoskins Bronze Statue presented by Giant (3,000 adults)
4/15 (1:35 p.m.): Jackie Robinson Day | Jackie Robinson commemorative glass (3,000 adults)
4/16 (7:05 p.m.): Youth knit cap (First 1,500 kids 17 and under)
4/17 (7:05 p.m.): Wrestling Night
4/18 (7:05 p.m.): Dance Night | Bacon Cap presented by Hatfield (3,000 adults)
4/27 (7:05 p.m.): Beyonce Friday Night Fireworks presented by Cedar Crest College
4/28 (6:35 p.m.): Game of Thrones Night | Scott Kingery bobblehead presented by Capital BlueCross (3,000 adults)
4/29 (1:35 p.m.): Autism Awareness Day | Autism Awareness Jersey Auction
5/1 (7:05 p.m.): Dance Night | Rhys Hoskins bobblehead presented by Burger King (3,000 adults)
5/2 (10:35 a.m.): Education Day
5/7 (7:05 p.m.): Healthcare Professionals Night
5/8 (7:05 p.m.): Martial Arts Night | T-Shirt presented by Teamsters Local 733 (3,000 adults)
5/9 (10:35 a.m.): Education Day
5/10 (7:05 p.m.): Irish Heritage Night
5/11 (7:05 p.m.): Bruno Mars Friday Night Fireworks presented by The Catholic Diocese of Allentown
5/12 (6:35 p.m.): Star Wars Night | Star Wars Night Fireworks
5/13 (1:35 p.m.): Mother's Day | Cosmetic Bag (2,000 women 18+)
5/21 (7:05 p.m.): St. Luke's EMS Night
5/22 (7:05 p.m.): Agriculture Night | Penn State Lehigh Valley/IronPigs visor presented by UGI Utilities (3,000 adults)
5/23 (7:05 p.m.): Hispanic Heritage Celebration | Team photo and autograph session presented by People First Federal Credit Union
5/24 (7:05 p.m.): Hispanic Heritage Celebration
5/29 (7:05 p.m.): Military Appreciation Day | Military-style IronPigs cap presented by Nacci Printing (3,000 adults)
5/30 (7:05 p.m.): Jewish Heritage Night presented by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
5/31 (7:05 p.m.): Youth cap presented by AAA East Central (1,500 kids)
6/1 (7:05 p.m.): One Hit Wonders Friday Night Fireworks
6/2 (6:35 p.m.): Bacon-Themed Fireworks
6/11 (7:05 p.m.): Fleece blanket presented by Capital BlueCross (3,000 adults)
6/12 (7:05 p.m.): J.P. Crawford Grand Slide bobblehead presented by Coordinated Health
6/13 (7:05 p.m.): Faith Night presented by Fellowship Community Church
6/14 (7:05 p.m.): LGBT Night | IronPigs cap presented by Air Products (3,000 adults)
6/15 (7:05 p.m.): Scout Sleepover | Will Smith Friday Night Fireworks presented by Coors Light
6/16 (6:35 p.m.): Saturday Night Fireworks
6/17 (1:35 p.m.): Father's Day | Giveaway TBA
6/25 (7:05 p.m.): Little League Night presented by Giant | Jersey auction
6/26 (7:05 p.m.): Soccer Night | Bacon Scarf (1,500 kids)
6/27 (7:05 p.m.): IronPigs backpack presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network (1,500 kids)
7/2 (7:05 p.m.): Patriotic T-Shirt giveaway (3,000 adults)
7/3 (7:05 p.m.): Patriotic 3-D Fireworks | Stars & Stripes cap raffle
7/6 (7:05 p.m.): Tom Petty Tribute Night | Tom Petty Friday Night Fireworks
7/7 (6:35 p.m.): Harry Potter Night | Harry Potter Night Fireworks presented by PA Lottery | Cap giveaway presented by Coca-Cola (3,000 adults)|
7/8 (1:35 p.m.): Youth athletic socks presented by Commonwealth Charter Academy (1,500 kids)
7/12 (7:05 p.m.): Salute to Thanksgiving | Dylan Cozens gobblehead (3,000 adults) | Salute to Thanksgiving jersey auction
7/13 (7:05 p.m.): Girl Scout Night | Madonna Friday Night Fireworks | Umbrella giveaway presented by The Morning Call (3,000 adults)
7/14 (7:05 p.m.): Country Music Night | Country Music Fireworks presented by Labatt Blue
7/24 (7:05 p.m.): Christmas in July/Swim Night | Giveaway TBD presented by The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
7/25 (11:35 a.m.): Camp Day
7/26 (7:05 p.m.): Festers Night | MEGA BLAST Fireworks
7/27 (7:05 p.m.): Beatles Friday Night Fireworks
7/28 (6:35 p.m.): Minions Night | Minion Night Fireworks presented by Provident Bank
8/3 (7:05 p.m.): Scout Sleepover | Aerosmith Friday Night Fireworks presented by Coors Light
8/4 (6:35 p.m.): Superhero Night | Superhero Night Fireworks & Superhero jersey auction presented by PSECU | LEGO Weekend
8/5 (7:05 p.m.): LEGO Weekend
8/13 (7:05 p.m.): Phillie Phanatic appearance
8/14 (7:05 p.m.): CrossFit Night
8/15 (7:05 p.m.): Strike Out Cancer Night
8/16 (7:05 p.m.): Renew Your Vows Night presented by Lehigh Valley Celebrants
8/17 (7:05 p.m.): Prince Friday Night Fireworks
8/18 (6:35 p.m.): Pirate & Princess Night | Pirate & Princess Night Fireworks presented by NAMI-LV
8/19 (1:35 p.m.): Football & Cheer Night | Youth replica jersey presented by Coca-Cola (1,500 kids)
8/24 (7:05 p.m.) Queen Friday Night Fireworks presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley | IronPigs 2019 Wall Calendar presented by Nacci Printing (7,000 adults)
8/25 (6:35 p.m.): Salute to Philly Night | Salute to Philadelphia Night Fireworks | Phillie Phanatic appearance
8/26 (1:35 p.m.): 2019 Magnet Schedule giveaway (5,000 fans)
8/27 (7:05 p.m.): Field Hockey Night | Amazing Tyler performance
The 2018 season is the IronPigs' 11th season at Coca-Cola Park and 11th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. This marks the second season for the Bacon, USA, membership program -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to an annual holiday party and an invitation to coach Q&A session. For more information, visit IronPigsBaseball.com or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447). Memberships and group outings are on sale now.
The 2018 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.
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