JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Thursday, May 17, through Monday, May 21. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mobile BayBears, Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for a six-game, five-day series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Thursday, May 17, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.
National Police Week Celebration with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will have police vehicles on display outside the home plate gate. Pregame ceremonies will include a JSO helicopter flyover and a ceremonial first pitch for the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams. The JSO Bigs with Badges Program will attend the game.
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Friday, May 18, 5:05 p.m. *DOUBLEHEADER of Seven-Inning Games (Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night doubleheader. Following the doubleheader, the Jumbo Shrimp have postgame NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks!
Red Shirt Friday: Fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp wear red "Bold City" jerseys every Friday.
Friday Night Lites Miller Lite Happy Hour: Miller Lite $1 12-oz. beers and $1 off craft beer specials are available in the Craft Cave near the third-base gate from gates opening until 7:30 p.m. every Friday.
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Saturday, May 19, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday Night Fireworks: New in 2018, the first six Saturdays (through June 16) feature postgame fireworks! Don't miss a single fireworks show by purchasing the Fireworks+Plus Package.
Prawn Prize: 121 Financial and JAXSPORTS Council Jumbo Shrimp Socks Giveaway: The first 2,000 fans receive a pair of Jumbo Shrimp socks, courtesy of 121 Financial and JAXSPORTS Council.
Girl Scout Night: Girl Scouts can purchase a special ticket package - including a pregame parade and postgame campout in the outfield - through the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council by calling 904-388-4653.
Royal Wedding Vow Renewal: In honor of the Royal Wedding, the Jumbo Shrimp will host a pregame, on-field vow renewal. Couples wishing to participate may email email@example.com. Space is limited and based on a first come, first served request.
Jax Miracle League Game: The Jumbo Shrimp will host an afternoon Miracle League game on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville before the Jumbo Shrimp's evening game.
Sunday, May 20, 3:05 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)
Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday & Stroke Awareness Sunday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, beginning at 2 p.m. A Jumbo Shrimp player autograph booth will be open before the game. Free face painting, balloon animals, and kids crafts activities will be available in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone. Elmo will be roaming the ballpark, greeting Jumbo Shrimp fans. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.
Navy Mutual Life Insurance Military Appreciation Day: Veterans, active, retired and former military and their dependents receive free general admission or reserved tickets. All attendees with the military member must be present, and the member show an active military or veteran ID, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office to receive free tickets. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear camo jerseys.
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Monday, May 21, 11:05 a.m. (Gates open at 10 a.m.)
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: Local nonprofits have the spotlight at Monday home games. Each Monday, up to two local nonprofits raise awareness and funds throughout the night through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-3-get-1 free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.
Education Day: The Jumbo Shrimp welcome area schools to the ballpark. No alcohol will be sold on the concourse.
Student-led Food Drive for Feeding Northeast Florida: Andrew Jackson High School, as part of the "Jackson Five" program, will host a food drive for Feeding Northeast Florida. The Jackson Five program introduces high school students to the sports business industry. Everyone who donates a non-perishable food item at the third-base gate will be entered in a drawing for prizes from the Jumbo Shrimp.
Season-long promotions include:
Tickets as low as $5: by purchasing in advance of game day, fans can secure general admission tickets for just $5!
Military tickets for $5: Any active military member or veteran may show an ID at the box office to purchase a reserved seat or general admission for just $5 - any game of the season!
Hot dogs for $2: a ballpark tradition is just $2 at every game!
Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card rewards: Fans who use the Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card receive a 10 percent discount on merchandise purchases, a free small fountain drink with any concessions purchase and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office. A full suite of fan discounts and other perks across the region are available through the Jumbo Shrimp's merchant program. More details here.
Tickets are available at www.jaxshrimp.com, by calling (904) 358-2846, or by visiting the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office, which will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, noon on Sunday game days and 9 a.m. daily during the week.
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy, and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.