With only 17 home games left in the 2008 schedule, the Buffalo Bisons will return home for a six-game homestand, Saturday, August 2 - Thursday, August 7. After hosting their Thruway rival the Syracuse Chiefs for two games, the Herd will welcome in the Indianapolis Indians for a four-game set.
The homestand will begin with a blast, or more like several of them, as the team will hold their annual Home Run Challenge, presented by Anheuser-Busch Adventure Theme Parks, on Saturday August 2. Former Major Leaguers Jack Clark and George Foster will face current Bisons players in a post-game home run derby with prizes given out to the fans after every long ball. One fan will even go home with a Nintendo Wii gaming system. A post-game Fireworks Show will conclude the event.
Sunday, August 3 will be Hall of Fame Day as former Bisons Dave Clark and Brian Graham will be inducted to the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame pre game. There will also be a special ceremony to honor the legendary Luke Easter, who was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.
Also mark your calendars for Polish Festival Night on Tuesday, August 5, sponsored by WNY Buick, Pontiac and GMC Dealers, with pre game tent party and post game Pyrotechnics, presented by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Wednesday, August 6 will be the Bisons annual Bobble Head Giveaway, presented by NAPA Auto Parts. This year, former catcher/first baseman Ryan Garko is featured.
Tickets are available by calling THE-HERD (716-843-4373) or charge-by-phone at 1-866-223-6000. You can also order online by clicking HERE at Bisons.com or visit the Dunn Tire Park Box Office (Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) or any Tickets.com outlet locations.
Syracuse Chiefs Series (Aug. 2-3)
Saturday, August 2 @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates 6:00 p.m.)
-Bisons Home Run Challenge, presented by Anheuser-Busch Adventure Theme Parks. Former Major Leaguers Jack Clark and George Foster square off against current Bisons sluggers in a post-game home run derby. Every home run hit will mean great prizes.
-One fan will even go home with a Nintendo Wii gaming system. Other prizes to be awarded include $500 in Gas Cards, 2 Southwest Round Trip Tickets, a $100 Wegmans Gift Card and more!
-Post game Fireworks Show.
-High School Saturday, presented by Niagara University. High School students can purchase two tickets for only $12 when they present a valid high school ID.
Sunday, August 3 @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates 12:00 p.m.)
-Hall of Fame Day. Former Bisons Dave Clark and Brian Graham will be inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame pre game. Special ceremonies to honor Luke Easter
-Buster Move Poster Giveaway, presented by Alfred State College. The first 2,000 fans will receive a "Buster T. Bison and the Sorcerer's Bat" Movie Poster, a Buster parody of the classic Harry Potter.
-A Family Fun Sunday with Wegmans Kids Games on the field before the game. After the Bisons game, children are welcomed down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, presented by Nestle.
Indianapolis Indians Series (August 4-7)
Monday, August 4 @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates 6:00 p.m.)
-Markdown Mondayhas the best values in town. Tickets are ONLY $7 for the game and concession stands will feature $1 popcorn and $1 ice cream specials. There will also be a special discounted merchandise table set up in the concourse.
Tuesday, August 5 @ 7:05 p.m. (Pre Game Tent Party, 5:00 p.m.)
-Bisons Festival Night Series continues with Polish Festival Night, presented by WNY Buick, Pontiac and GMC Dealers.
-Pre-game Tent Party feature live music from The Knews as well as ethnic food specials.
-Post-game Pyrotechnics Show, presented by HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Wednesday, August 6 @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates 6:00 p.m.)
-Ryan Garko Bobble Head Giveaway, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, to the first 4,000 fans through the Swan St. Gate.
-Donate Life Night, presented by UNYTS.
Thursday, August 7 @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates 12:00 p.m.)-herd-
-Senior & Business Person's Day, presented by Business First and Go Green with National Fuel.
-VIVA Towel and Kleenex Wegmans Back to School Celebration.
-Win some great Bisons prizes by playing Baseball Bingo during the game. Get your bingo card at the gate and follow the game action to win while you watch.
For more information, please contact THE-HERD at (716) 843-4373.
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