The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will give a nod to the pop culture phenomenon of "Hump Day" by wearing camel jerseys (presented by GEICO Lehigh Valley, of course) on Wednesday, July 1 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders at Coca-Cola Park. The commemorative "Hump Day" camel jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting both IronPigs Charities and the Lehigh Valley Zoo. As a member-supported non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society is ten years young, but as a treasured community landmark, their history spans over a century. The Zoo has been voted the Best Family Day Trip in The Morning Call's Readers' Choice Awards every year since 2009.
Fans can join in on the "Hump Day" fun as an actual camel is expected to be on-site and available for photographs throughout the game in the AT&T Plaza. GEICO's 2013 "Hump Day" ad was an overnight viral sensation, becoming one of the most viewed videos of all-time, repeatedly being shared on Wednesday's to signify that workers are "over the hump" of their work week. It is believed that the IronPigs will become the first team in Minor League Baseball history to don a camel-inspired jersey when they do so on July 1.
The IronPigs have been unveiling specialty jerseys for the upcoming season throughout the last week, including a new look for Star Wars Night, a Camo design for Military Appreciation Day and a specialty appearance for Miracle League Night. The IronPigs will unmask their final specialty jerseys for the season later this week.
Fans can bid on their favorite player's "Hump Day" jerseys from anywhere with the easy-to-use Qtego service that allows fans to place bids, receive notifications when outbid and check the status of their item via text messages on their mobile phones. Fans without texting access can even call in their bid after registering their phone at Coca-Cola Park. Register your phone from anywhere in the U.S. by texting "Pigs" to 79230. The bidding begins on June 30 and ends promptly at the end of 7th inning of the July 1 game. Detailed instructions on how to place your bid will be made available at ironpigsbaseball.com.
Winning bidders of the jerseys will have the opportunity to go on the field immediately following the game to have their jersey autographed. Bidders not in attendance at Coca-Cola Park can either pick up their signed jersey at a later date or have it mailed directly to them.
Great seats are still available for "Hump Day" and all upcoming games and can be purchased in-person at Coca-Cola Park (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or online at ironpigsbaseball.com/tickets. Make sure to inquire about our brand-new seating area, "The Pig Pen", a revolutionary new seating area that puts fans directly in front of the players in the left field bullpens and just inches away from the on-field action.
Fans are reminded that there are three entry points for parking and are encouraged to use the Dauphin Street entrance when traveling from downtown Allentown. In addition to the Dauphin Street entrance, entry to Coca-Cola Park can be gained off American Parkway and Union Boulevard. Preferred/Handicapped Parking access is available via American Parkway only.
The cost of parking in Coca-Cola Park's "Pig Tail Porking Spaces" is $5 per vehicle for all IronPigs home games.
The 2015 IronPigs baseball season at Coca-Cola Park is presented by Capital BlueCross.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.