Bradenton, Fla. - The Bradenton Marauders will host the Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia Phillies) for four straight games at McKechnie Field starting on Wednesday, July 16. All four games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 is a BUYOUT Night presented in partnership with 106.5 WCTQ, Suncoast Country. It's Country Night, so fans are encouraged to wear boots, cowboy hats, and come ready to hear plenty of country tunes. Free ticket vouchers are available throughout the Bradenton community and can be printed online at www.BradentonMarauders.com. Vouchers can be redeemed at the McKechnie Field ticket office for free Grandstand and Left Field Bleacher seats. Vouchers can be upgraded to Infield Reserve or Infield Box seats for $2 while supplies last.
The series continues on Thursday, July 17. It is Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser and Ticket Sarasota, your ticket to Thirsty Thursdays. Sodas and select draft beers cost just $1.
Friday, July 18 is the Fourth Annual Condiment Duel. It's a Free Shirt Friday, and the first 500 fans will receive a ketchup or mustard t-shirt presented by Keeton's Office & Art Supply. Fans can cheer on their preferred condiment as life-sized bottles of ketchup and mustard compete on the field between innings in feats of strength and speed in a battle for condiment dominance.
The Marauders will also be partnering with The Food Bank of Manatee County in the "White Out Hunger" campaign at the game on Friday. Fans the donate five (5) or more canned goods will receive a voucher for free admission to a Sunday-Thursday Marauders home game. Collection bins will be located in front of the McKechnie Field Ticket Office.
Every Friday home game is also a Happy Hour Friday presented by Pier 22 Restaurant. Between 5:30 and 6:30, 500 free hot dogs will be given away and there will be great drink specials from Kayem and Cheney Brothers.
Saturday, July 19 is Star Wars Night. Bradenton's foray into a galaxy far, far away will help benefit the Center for Building Hope in the fight against Cancer. The Marauders players may look different than most nights, but it's not a Jedi mind trick. The team will be dressed in jerseys custom made to resemble the uniform of iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett. The jerseys will be auctioned off in a silent auction held during the game to benefit the Center for Building Hope. Auction winners will be invited onto the field after the game to receive their jersey and have it autographed by the player or coach wearing it.
A survivor's walk around the warning track will be held at 5:45 to recognize all cancer survivors in attendance. A charity balloon pop is also being held during the game to benefit the Center for Building Hope. Fans will be able to pay $20 to pop a balloon and receive the prize that corresponds with the chosen balloon.
Fans can get pictures with their favorite Star Wars characters at picturesque McKechnie Field. Beloved characters such as R2D2, Boba Fett, and more will be in attendance. The Marauders also encourage their fans to dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters. A costume contest will be held in the sixth inning to determine the best dressed.
The McKechnie Field ticket office is open on non-gamedays Tuesday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On Monday-Friday gamedays the ticket office is open from noon until the conclusion of the game. The ticket office opens two hours before Saturday, Sunday, and morning games. Single game tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, online at www.BradentonMarauders.com, or by phone be calling 877-893-2827.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders please call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@Pirates.com.
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