Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 4-14

Two NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks, Backpack & Bowling Shirt Giveaways, Aquaman & Guy Harvey Jerseys

By Marco LaNave / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | July 31, 2017 3:45 PM ET

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The inaugural Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues Friday, Aug. 4, through Monday, Aug. 14. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, and the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves - each for a five-game series - with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

 

Friday, August 4, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 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 game. At every Friday home game, 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 are wearing red "Bold City" jerseys for every Friday home game this season.

Sgt. Scampi the Bat Dog: Sgt. Scampi, from the local nonprofit K9s For Warriors (more at www.k9sforwarriors.org), serves as the team's bat dog for the bottom of the third inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season.

Miller Lite Happy Hour, presented in part by Wild Wing Café: Miller Lite $1 beers and $1 off craft beer specials are available in the new Craft Cave near the third-base gate from gates opening until 7:30 p.m. at every Friday home game.

Media Sponsor: WEJZ Lite 96.1

 

Saturday, August 5, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Prawn Prize: Baptist Health & Wolfson Children's Hospital Backpack Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans receive a backpack courtesy of Baptist Health & Wolfson Children's Hospital. Backpacks will include back-to-school supplies from Florida Blue, Durham School Services, The Bailey Group, Metro Diner, Thurson Accounting, Flamingo Lake RV Resort, Darley's Plumbing, Firehouse Subs and Delta Dental.

Superhero Weekend: Join the Jumbo Shrimp and Baptist Health for a Superhero party with all your favorite Superheroes!

Florida Blue Night: Visit the interactive marketing truck in front of the ballpark, photo booth in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone, and a free face painter and character artist on the concourse.

Family Faith Night: Award-winning Christian musical artist Josh Wilson will perform a postgame concert on the first-base dugout. Fans can enjoy the postgame concert at no additional cost. Josh Wilson is a former Christian Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. More information at joshwilsonmusic.com.

American Civility Association 2017 Kindness Hero of the Year Mark Brunell: Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell, the American Civility Association 2017 Kindness Hero of the Year will throw a ceremonial first pitch. The association focuses on building civility, kindness and respect for one another. More at americancivility.org.

 

Sunday, August 6, 3:05 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)

Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. A Jumbo Shrimp player autograph booth will be open before the game. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Free face painting, balloon animals, and kids crafts activities will be available in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone.

Southpaw's Birthday: Southpaw, Scampi and their mascot friends Billy The Marlin, Jaxson DeVille, Chum, DJ The Dog, Mr. Biggs are gathering to celebrate the top dog of Jacksonville baseball, who debuted as the team mascot in 1996.

Aquaman Jersey Auction: The Jumbo Shrimp will wear Aquaman-themed jerseys that will be auctioned during the game to benefit the Baptist Health Foundation, for both Baptist Health and Wolfson Children's Hospital. Auction winners will go on the field after the game to receive the jerseys from the players.

Superhero Weekend: Join the Jumbo Shrimp and Baptist Health for a Superhero party with all your favorite Superheroes!

Media Sponsor: Channel 4 The Local Station

 

Monday, August 7, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two different local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game. City Year Jacksonville (cityyear.org/jacksonville) will raise funds 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.

Bold City Brewery Shrimp & Grit Cerveza Release: The Jumbo Shrimp and Bold City Brewery unveil a Mexican-style lager that is light in color, with a crisp, clean and dry finish - a very refreshing beer made with a substantial amount of corn - hence the name, the Shrimp and Grit Cerveza! A special $20 ticket package for the release party includes a general admission ticket to the game, two Shrimp and Grit Cervezas plus a Jumbo Shrimp / Bold City Brewery pint glass - available at tinyurl.com/JaxShrimpPortal (password "cerveza").

Media Sponsor: First Coast News

 

Tuesday, August 8, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Community First Credit Union Two-For-Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card.

Coors Light $2 Tuesday: Fans can purchase $1.00 12-oz. and $2.00 24-oz. Coors Light in the Craft Cave and on the first-base-side concourse.

Silent Movie Night: Celebrating Jacksonville's legacy as a center of the silent film industry in the early 20th century, the Jumbo Shrimp are proud to partner with local Arlington-area Norman Studios, Jacksonville's only remaining silent film studio/museum. The whole game will be done silent-movie style, with no PA announcements or record sounds, live musical accompaniment (as was the style with silent films) and a black & white video board. Fans are in for something fun and different, as silence is the theme of the night!

 

Thursday, August 10, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Mavericks Live and Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the new Budweiser Tiki Terrace, on the left-field berm, at two locations on the right-field bleachers, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115.

BMD Law Firm Night: Have fun at the game presented by BMD Law Firm.

St. Johns County Night: St. Johns County Chamber members may contact the Jumbo Shrimp in advance for special discounted tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

Media Sponsors: 95.1 WAPE and X102.9

 

Friday, August 11, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 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 game. At every Friday home game, 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 are wearing red "Bold City" jerseys for every Friday home game this season.

Sgt. Scampi the Bat Dog: Sgt. Scampi, from the local nonprofit K9s For Warriors (more at www.k9sforwarriors.org), serves as the team's bat dog for the bottom of the third inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season.

Miller Lite Happy Hour, presented in part by Wild Wing Café: Miller Lite $1 beers and $1 off craft beer specials are available in the new Craft Cave near the third-base gate from gates opening until 7:30 p.m. at every Friday home game.

Media Sponsor: WEJZ Lite 96.1

 

Saturday, August 12, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Prawn Prize: Swisher International Bowling Shirt Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans receive a Jumbo Shrimp bowling shirt courtesy of Swisher International.

 

Sunday, August 13, 3:05 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)

Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. A Jumbo Shrimp player autograph booth will be open before the game. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Free face painting, balloon animals, and kids crafts activities will be available in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone.

Guy Harvey Jersey Auction: The Jumbo Shrimp will wear jerseys designed with art by marine biologist and artist Guy Harvey. The jerseys will be auctioned during the game to benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Auction winners will go on the field after the game to receive the jerseys from the players.

Princess Day: Dress up and meet the popular princesses roaming around the park for pictures and autographs!

Media Sponsor: Channel 4 The Local Station

 

Monday, August 14, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two different local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game. The American Lung Association (lung.org) will raise funds 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.

Canines and Crustaceans (Bark in the Park): The Jumbo Shrimp are happy to host all willing and able dogs at the Baseball Grounds, free of charge with a paying human companion, for a fun night - and the season's final edition - of Canines and Crustaceans! Dog-free seating will be available in Sections 110 and 111.

Media Sponsor: First Coast News

 

Season-long promotions include:

$5 general admission tickets: fans can get into any game this season for just $5!

$5 tickets for military: 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!

$2 hot dogs: a ballpark tradition will be just $2 at every game!

 

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 Sunday and 9 a.m. daily during the week.

 

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxshrimp.com.

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