FREDERICK, MD-The Frederick Keys begin their 30th season in 2018 and the first regular season homestand takes place from April 12-15 when the orange and black take on the Potomac Nationals. Highlights include the first fireworks of the season, multiple PJ Masks picnics and the first Sunday Funday. Fans can pick up their tickets by calling 301-815-9939 or can grab a Keys ticket plan by calling 301-815-9900.
After beginning the season with a seven-game road trip to Myrtle Beach and Carolina, the Keys kickoff their home schedule on Thursday, April 12. First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m. and gates open at 6. The first 1,000 patrons who arrive receive a magnet schedule giveaway presented by JoJo's Restaurant and Taphouse. The first 1,000 fans to the club's Friday-Sunday games also receive magnet schedules.
Friday's game also gets underway at 7:00 p.m. and marks the first of 23 fireworks shows scheduled for 2018. Sponsored by Mattress Warehouse, the first fireworks show is also the first Fan Vote Fireworks of the year. By visiting the Keys Facebook page fans can vote for their preferred musical accompaniment. Fan Vote Fireworks take place on the first home Friday of each month.
To go along with the first fireworks show of the year, certain Keys fans will be "unlucky winners of the game" as the team pays homage to popular Friday the 13th superstitions.
The first Saturday home game of the year also marks the first of three Meet the Team events in 2018. Prior to first pitch at 2 o'clock, fans can come down to the field from 1-1:30 to meet Keys players and coaches and receive autographs.
Additionally, Saturday marks the first of two PJ Masks picnics presented by Maryland Excels. For only $15 youngsters receive food, a ticket to the game and can take part in a meet-and-greet with Gekko, Catboy and Owlette. For ticket information, call the Keys Groups Department at 301-815-9900. The picnic begins at 1.
The first homestand wraps up on Sunday. Prior to the Keys 2 p.m. start, there will be a Media Softball game from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also the first Sunday Funday of 2018. From 1-1:30 fans can who bring a ball and glove can have a catch on the outfield, while two Keys players will be signing autographs on the concourse. The second PJ Masks picnic will also take place, beginning at 1.
For more information about upcoming Keys games and promotions, fans can visit frederickkeys.com.
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