MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, welcomed the three-millionth fan in franchise history tonight when Milford, N.H. resident Brian Hutcheons and his family entered Northeast Delta Dental Stadium as the Fisher Cats took on the Binghamton Mets. The Hutcheons were presented with an extravagant Fisher Cats prize pack, which included four season tickets to the 2013 season.
"Congratulations to Brian for being the three-millionth fan to enjoy Fisher Cats baseball," said Fisher Cats president, Rick Brenner. "We want to thank all of our fans, the best in baseball, for continuing to support us each and every game for the past nine seasons. We look forward to entertaining millions more as we approach our 10th anniversary season in 2013."
Thursday's attendance of 6,579 pushed the Fisher Cats season total to 317,472, breaking the three-million barrier in the process. After being recognized as the three-millionth fan and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Brian, his wife, Kim, and daughters Ella and Eva enjoyed the rest of the game in a Fisher Cats luxury suite. The prize pack included:
Four season tickets for the 2013 Fisher Cats season
Three day, two night stay at Steele Hill Resort for up to four people
Team autographed Fisher Cats jersey
Four passes to Canobie Lake Park
Four passes to Whale's Tale Water Park
$100 to the Meat House
$100 to T-Bones/Cactus Jack's
$100 to Bugaboo Creek Steak House
The Fisher Cats reached the three-million milestone less than three seasons after crossing two million in May of 2010. On May 15 that season, 10-year-old Brendan Howard of Fremont, N.H., took home a prize pack as the two-millionth fan. Three years prior, 10-year-old Drew Farris of Andover, Mass., was recognized as the one-millionth fan in franchise history.
The Fisher Cats continue their homestand on Thursday night against the B-Mets at 7:05 p.m. The series finale concludes with Atlas Fireworks. For tickets and a look at the upcoming promotions for this weekend's series with Altoona, visit www.nhfishercats.com.
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