Salute to Thanksgiving is this Thursday

By Chris Dunham Jr. / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | July 9, 2018 4:28 PM

A jersey auction and a bobblehead giveaway highlight this Thursday's Salute to Thanksgiving celebration presented by Jaindl Farms at Coca-Cola Park. Get your tickets today!

That night, the IronPigs host the Buffalo Bisons with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for an extended pre-game happy hour featuring $1 Berks hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts.

Prior to the contest, 3,000 adults will receive a Dylan Cozens bobblehead courtesy Jaindl Farms. This one-of-a-kind giveaway, which is actually considered a GOBBLEHEAD, features the slugger dressed in a turkey costume and holding a baseball bat. Cozens, who is now with the Phillies after starting 2018 in the Lehigh Valley, is third on the Pigs' all-time home runs list with 37.

During the contest, the IronPigs will sport Thanksgiving-themed jerseys presented by Legend Senior Living that will be available via an in-game auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Family Connections of Easton.

The jersey, which has a brown base and yellow trim, features "Lehigh Valley" across the chest with a turkey pictured above the lettering. After the game, the jerseys will be autographed and given to the fans who have won the various auctions. Guests at Coca-Cola Park on Thursday will also be able to enter a raffle for the chance to win a jersey autographed by the entire team.

During the Salute to Thanksgiving contest, select Jaindl Farms turkey products will be available at a discount including $1 off turkey jerkey and $2 off turkey BBQ sandwiches.

Tickets for this contest, and every Pigs home game, are available online, via phone at (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or in-person at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during regular business hours.

The first-place IronPigs entered the All-Star Break with the best record in the International League at 52-36. The Pigs, who hold a 5.5-game lead over the RailRiders in the IL North Division, won each of their last four home contests before the break via extra-inning walk-off heroics.

Open since 2008, Coca-Cola Park is widely regarded as one of Minor League Baseball's premier venues. In addition to serving as the home for the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Coca-Cola Park has also hosted a wide array of events since its debut. Book your next event at Coca-Cola Park by calling (610) 841-1214.

For directions to Coca-Cola Park, please visit ironpigsbaseball.com. Attendees 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 2018 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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