Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats, A-Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, unveiled their 2018 promotions schedule filled with exciting giveaways, entertainment, themed nights and fireworks to engage fans for the upcoming season.
The jam-packed promotional schedule begins with Opening Day at Calvin Falwell Field on April 5. The game will feature a schedule magnet giveaway, as well as the first of 12 Thirsty Thursday's during the 2018 season.
A highlight of the Hillcats theme nights in 2018 will be four bobblehead giveaway nights. The Hillcats will be giving away the bobbleheads as part of the Bobblehead "Love" Series this season. When put together, the four bobbleheads create a Love Sign, making them a memorable collectable throughout the year.
The annual Star Wars Night is on May 4, along with the Southpaw Bobblehead giveaway. Greatefully Dead Christmas Night is on May 19th, presented by My Guitar Shop and Speakertree Records, which includes a pre-game cover band performance and post-game fireworks presented by Woodforest National Bank. Additionally, Lynchburg will wear Gratefully Dead Christmas-themed jerseys that fans will have the opportunity to bid on during the game. June 22 is Jurassic at the Park Night, plus the Francisco Mejia Bobblehead giveaway. The Hillcats will also be giving away the Evan Gattis Bobblehead on You're Killing Me Smalls Night on July 20. Margaritaville Night is coming to Calvin Falwell Field on August 10. Fans will enjoy a t-shirt giveaway as well as a pre-game cover band performance. August 17 features Mario Kart Night at the ballpark, and the Hillcats will be passing out a Triston McKenzie Bobblehead.
The Hillcats will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity on two additional nights this season. April 28 is the Hillcats' 10th annual Autism Awareness Night, and all of the proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit Growth Through Opportunity. Breast Cancer Awareness Night is on June 8, with the jersey auction benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Both nights will also feature a t-shirt giveaway in support of autism and breast cancer awareness. All of the player and coach's jerseys will be bid on during the game and given to the winner following the game.
The 2018 promotional schedule including giveaways, fireworks and daily value promotions is listed below:
2018 Giveaways (15)
April 5 & 6 - 2018 Hillcats Magnet Schedule - (1,000) courtesy of Nadine Blakely
April 27 - Team Photo - (1,000) courtesy of Clarke Printing
April 28 - T-shirt for Autism Awareness - (1,000) courtesy of Physicians Treatment Center of Lynchburg
May 4 - Bobblehead - Southpaw - (1000) courtesy of Pepsi
May 18 - Paint the Park Purple Night: T-shirt for American Cancer Society - (1,000) courtesy of Gastroenterology Associates and Rock of Virginia (WROV 96.3)
June 8 - T-Shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness - (1,000) courtesy of Centra
June 15- Sunglasses - (1,000) courtesy of HighPeak Sportswear
June 22 - Bobblehead - Francisco Mejia - (1,000) courtesy of Pepsi
July 6 - Patriotic Cap - (1,000) courtesy of Foster Fuels & KD Country
July 20 - Bobblehead - Evan Gattis - (1000) courtesy of Pepsi
July 21 - Used Car Giveaway - Courtesy of D'NX Motor Sales
August 10 - Hawaiian T-shirt - (1,000) courtesy of HighPeak Sportswear
August 17 - Bobblehead - Triston McKenzie - (1,000) courtesy of Pepsi
2018 Fireworks (11)
April 7 presented by Select Bank
May 5 presented by Assurance Financial
May 19 presented by Woodforest National Bank
June 9 presented by Central Virginia Federal Credit Union
June 16 presented by The Leaf Creative Salads & La Carreta
June 23 presented by Hillcats Baseball
July 4 presented by Kroger and Westover Dairy
July 7 presented by MemberOne
July 21 presented by D'NX Motor Sales
August 11 presented by Food Lion
August 18 presented by Food Lion
2018 Daily Value Promotions
2Fur Tuesday: Fans receive a $2 concessions deal that will be rotated each week throughout the season, as well as buy-one-get-one specials on tickets.
Winning Wednesday: Any fan who attends the game will receive a free ticket to the following Wednesday's home game, presented by WNRN.
Thirsty Thursday: Fans will enjoy $2 beer specials on Miller Lite and Yuengling, presented by Blue Ridge Beverage.
Fantastic Friday: The first 1,000 fans will receive a free giveaway.
Sparkling Saturday: All fans will see a sparkling post-game fireworks show.
Sandlot Sunday: Kids Run the Bases and Family Catch in the Outfield post-game. Fans can also play whiffle ball in the outfield following the game, presented by MedExpress.
For information about tickets for the 2018 season to watch the Hillcats defend their
Carolina League Championship, fans can either call (434) 528-1144 or visit the Hillcats Box Office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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