Hillcats release fun-filled 2019 Promotional Schedule

Record-setting number of fireworks spectaculars on deck for upcoming season

By Max Gun / Lynchburg Hillcats | February 18, 2019 5:13 PM

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats, A-Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have unveiled their all-new 2019 promotional schedule filled with cutting-edge entertainment, themed nights, giveaways and fireworks shows to excite fans for the upcoming season at City Stadium.

The action-packed promotional schedule begins with Opening Day at City Stadium on April 8. The game will feature a schedule magnet giveaway, presented by Nadine Blakely.


Different from years past, the biggest highlight of the 2019 season is Aloha Weekends, featuring post-game fireworks shows virtually EVERY Friday and Saturday, with the first fireworks extravaganza scheduled for April 19. After 11 fireworks shows last season, the Hillcats will unleash 26 fireworks spectaculars in 2019.


Lynchburg will host an Easter Bash on April 20, consisting of a children's pre-game Easter egg hunt, a young adult pre-game Easter hunt featuring a grand prize scholarship giveaway, and a special Easter Bunny appearance all presented by Blue Eagle Credit Union. Mascot Madness is on May 3, as tons of fan-favorite local mascots will invade City Stadium, with a post-game fireworks show to follow, courtesy of Centra College of Nursing. The popular Star Wars Night is on May 4, topped off by a post-game fireworks show presented by REALTOR Sandi Codrea - BHHS Dawson Ford Garbee & Co. Cats Cares Night is on May 25, when all fans can enter the game for free, but are encouraged to give a donation at the box office of their choice to a preselected charity, presented by MedExpress. All proceeds will go to three different charities that fans will pick through a contest.


Grateful Dead Night is on June 28, presented by Kona Ice, which includes a pre-game cover band performance and post-game fireworks. First Responders Night is on August 17, when all first responders receive free entry to the game, courtesy of Hill City Pharmacy. The Hillcats will be accepting donations at the ticket window for a 50/50 raffle to raise proceeds for Brothers In Arms, a nonprofit that offers financial help to first responders and their families in the early stages of a life debilitating illness or cancer.


The Hillcats will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity on two additional nights this season. April 27 is the Hillcats' 11th annual Autism Awareness Night, and all of the proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Growth Through Opportunity Organization. Breast Cancer Awareness Night is on June 14, 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 players and coaches jerseys will be bid on during the game and given to the winner following the game.


Lynchburg will sport two other specialty uniforms available to fans in an auction over the course of the season. The Hillcats are stretching their annual Fourth of July extravaganza throughout the entire weekend from July 4-6 for Military Appreciation Weekend. The jerseys will be bid on throughout the series, and auctioned off to fans at the end of the game on July 6. Specialty Aloha Weekend jerseys will be worn during the season, and also for Margaritaville Night on August 30, when fans will again be able to bid on them. Margaritaville Night will also feature a sunglasses giveaway, courtesy of HighPeak Sportswear.


The 2019 promotional schedule including giveaways, fireworks and daily value promotions is listed below:


2019 Giveaways (6)


April 8 - 2019 Hillcats Magnet Schedule - (1,000) courtesy of Nadine Blakely Remax Reality

April 26 - 2019 Team Photo - (1,000) courtesy of Charley's Restaurant

April 27 - T-shirt for Autism Awareness - (1,000) courtesy of Physicians Treatment Center of Lynchburg

June 14 - T-Shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness - (1,000) courtesy of Centra

July 5 - Patriotic Hat - (1,000) courtesy of Foster Fuels/KD Country

August 30 - Sunglasses - (1,000) courtesy of HighPeak Sportswear


2019 Fireworks (26)


April 19 presented by Hillcats Baseball

April 20 presented by Blue Eagle Credit Union

April 26 presented by Hillcats Baseball

April 27 presented by Physicians Treatment Center

May 3 presented by Centra College of Nursing

May 4 presented by REALTOR Sandi Codrea BHHS Dawson Ford Garbee & Co

May 10 presented by Hillcats Baseball

May 11 presented by Hillcats Baseball

May 17 presented by Hillcats Baseball

May 18 presented by Hillcats Baseball

May 24 presented by Pepsi

May 25 presented by MedExpress

June 14 presented by Centra

June 15 presented by Hometown Sales & Leasing Lynchburg & Madison Heights

June 28 presented by Kona Ice

June 29 presented by Central Virginia Sports Commission

July 4 presented by Hillcats Baseball

July 6 presented by Hillcats Baseball

July 19 presented by Pepsi

July 20 presented by Kona Ice

July 26 presented by Hillcats Baseball

July 27 presented by Hillcats Baseball

August 16 presented by Pepsi

August 17 presented by Hill City Pharmacy

August 30 presented by Heartland Healthcare Center of Lynchburg

August 31 presented by Hillcats Baseball


2019 Daily Value Promotions


Kids Eat Free Tuesday: All kids in attendance will receive a free meal from the concession stand, presented by MedExpress.


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 Fireworks: All fans will see a fantastic post-game fireworks show.


Sparkling Saturday: All fans will see a sparkling post-game fireworks show.


Season ticket, group packages and mini plans for all 70 of the Hillcats 2019 home games are on sale now. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2019 season can reach out by phone at 434-528-1144 or stop by the City Stadium offices.


The Lynchburg Hillcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Hillcats are eight-time Carolina League Champions, having most recently won the Mills Cup Championship in 2017. The Hillcats play their home games at City Stadium, which has been home to Minor League Baseball in Lynchburg since 1963. For more information about the Lynchburg Hillcats, please contact Max Gun at mgun@lynchburg-hillcats.com.

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

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