Cedar Rapids, IA - Everyone likes to get something when they come to the ballpark and the Kernels have set eleven Gate Giveaway dates for 2013.
The season starts with a double giveaway on Friday, April 5th as the first 500 fans through the gates receive a free Kernels cap, thanks to the Best Western Longbranch, and 2013 Magnet Schedules will be passed out, thanks to MercyCare Community Physicians.
Other gate giveaways include (first 1,000 fans unless indicated):
Friday, April 26th - Copyworks Team Photo Night #1 (first 500 fans)
Thursday, May 30th - Iowa Wrestling T-Shirts (part of Iowa Wrestling Night)
Friday, June 7th - Mr. Shucks/TC Bear Bobbleheads
Friday, June 14th - Superman/Kernels T-Shirts (part of Superman Movie Night)
Friday, June 28th - Kernels Snow Globes (part of Halfway to Christmas Night)
Friday, July 5th - Perfect Game USA Kernels Baseball Card Sets
Friday, July 12th - Copyworks Team Photo Night #2
Friday, July 26th - Twins Youth Baseball Jerseys (first 800 kids 12-under)
Friday, August 16th - Kernels Black & Gold T-Shirts (part of Hawkeye Sports Night)
Friday, August 30th - Fan Appreciation Night
All giveaways begin when the gates open, which is one hour before scheduled first pitch. Visit www.kernels.com for game times or pick up a Kernels Pocket Schedule at various locations around eastern Iowa.
2013 season ticket packages and 10-game coupon books are on sale now at the stadium, or by calling the Kernels at (319) 363-3887. Individual game tickets go on sale Monday, March 18th at 10 am and fans may purchase them early by coming to the Sixth Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, March 16th from 10 am to 2 pm at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The 2013 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 2nd and the first chance to meet the new team is on Wednesday, April 3rd as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night' from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. The Kernels open the 2013 MWL season at home against the Beloit Snappers at 6:35 pm with the gates opening at 5:30 pm.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
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