LANCASTER, CA - The Lancaster JetHawks, 2012 California League Champions and Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, have announced its promotional schedule for the 2013 season. Along with exciting baseball action, the JetHawks will present all new activities, giveaways and great reasons to visit The Hangar each and every night of the week.
The promotional calendar will debut on April 4 when the JetHawks take on the High Desert Mavericks on Opening Night of the 2013 season. A Championship Celebration will take place prior to that night's game as the JetHawks will raise its 2012 California League Championship Banner, recognize returning players from last year's historic team and present Championship Rings to JetHawks ownership, staff and special dignitaries. The first 1,000 fans through the gates that night and the following night will also receive a 2013 Magnet Schedule presented by Pepsi. Saturday, April 6 will mark the third straight game that fans can receive a great giveaway item as the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a JetHawks Championship Banner presented by Beaven Insurance.
The Championship theme will continue through April with two of the most anticipated giveaways of the 2013 season. On Saturday, April 20, the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Replica Championship Ring presented by LoanMart. The following Saturday, April 27 will feature more Championship flavor as the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a JetHawks sleeved blanket, presented by LoanMart. This year's sleeved blanket features the Championship logo.
Military Appreciation Weekend has become a major attraction in the early part of the season and this year's celebration will take place May 23 - 25 and includes Military themes, FREE admission for active duty Military on Friday, May 24 and a JetHawks Digital Camo Jersey Giveaway on Saturday, May 25.
After a "thrilling" performance last season, Mitchell Siordia will return as the King of Pop on June 21 as the JetHawks pay tribute to the Music of Michael Jackson. The night will be full of amazing dance performances and an unforgettable fireworks show themed to the music of MJ.
The Antelope Valley's best annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular will take place following the JetHawks game on Wednesday, July 3.
The JetHawks will pay tribute to the greatest movie saga of all time with Star Wars Weekend July 12 - 13. On July 12, fans will be treated to an amazing fireworks display set to the sights and sounds of Star Wars presented by the Jacob Hefter Foundation. On Saturday, July 13, the first 1,000 fans will receive a bobblehead doll featuring KaBoom dressed as a Jedi, presented by Garrison Family Medical Group. The 501st Legion Southern California Garrison will be in attendance to take pictures with fans and raise money for local charities.
Local Heroes Week has also become a staple of the JetHawks baseball season and this year's event will be July 23 - 25 and will showcase representatives and vehicles from the Department of Corrections, US Forest Services, CHP, Sherriff's Department and the Fire Department. The festivities will culminate with the Fifth Annual Guns vs. Hoses Charity Softball Tournament on Sunday, July 28.
The JetHawks are known all across the baseball world for its annual Aerospace Appreciation Weekend, presented by Mojave Air and Space Port. This season's tribute to the local aersopace community will take place on August 16 - 17 as the JetHawks honor record-setting pilot Dick Rutan. The weekend events will include a Friday Night Fireworks Show and the traditional Aerospace Legends Bobblehead Doll giveaway to the first 1,000 fans on Saturday night. The doll will feature Dick Rutan holding a globe and wearing his signature black Stetson cowboy hat.
Other great giveaway items this season include a JetHawks Red, White and Blue Hat giveaway, presented by Desert Christian Schools on May 11, JetHawks T-Shirt giveaway, presented by SJVC on June 1, an insulated jersey lunch bag giveaway, presented by C&D Refrigeration on June 22 , JetHawks Sunglasses giveaway, presented by LoanMart on Aug 3 and a JetHawks Replica BP Jersey giveaway, presented by Right Way Driving School on August 24.
The JetHawks weekly promotions will be announced next week. Check back with JetHawks.com frequently in coming weeks for updates on promotions, giveaways, community appearances and special ticket offers. While you're there, sign up for the FREE JetHawks Newsletter to have the latest information sent straight to your e-mail and check out our updates on Facebook and Twitter all season long.
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