MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, on Saturday welcomed the 2 millionth fan in franchise history when 10-year-old Brendan Howard of Fremont, N.H., entered Merchantsauto.com Stadium to witness the Fisher Cats-Portland Sea Dogs game.
Brendan was greeted by front-office members at the main entrance and presented with a prize package valued at over $3,000 just for being historic fan number 2 million.
"Congratulations to Brendan Howard for being No. 2 million in our history and thank you to the best fans in baseball for making this milestone possible," said Fisher Cats president/general manager Rick Brenner. "It seems fitting to reach this benchmark with the future Blue Jays and future Red Sox playing on a beautiful night, and Atlas Fireworks to wrap up the evening."
Brendan's prize package consists of the following gifts:
• Two season tickets for the remainder of the 2010 season
• Nightly luxury suite rental at a Fisher Cats game for 18 people with 2 VIP parking passes
• Weekend rental of a Merchants Auto 15-passenger van
• One weekend stay/dinner at the Steele Hill Resorts
• $200 full vehicle detail from AutoFair
• Personalized autographed Fisher Cats jersey
• Four Canobie Lake Park passes
• $100 Meat House gift certificate
• $100 Gift Certificate from T-Bones/Cactus Jack's
• Two Pats Peak ski lift tickets in 2011
• Atlas Fireworks $50 gift certificate
• One Valvoline instant oil change
• Four Chunky's Cinema Pub passes
• VIP tour of Merchantsauto.com Stadium
• Ceremonial first pitch at a Fisher Cats game
On July 7, 2007, 10-year-old Drew Farris of Andover, Mass., was the 1 millionth fan in franchise history.
The Fisher Cats wrap up their four-game series with the Sea Dogs on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Fisher Cats team pennant, courtesy of Valvoline Instant Oil Change, on Girl Scouts Day. For tickets, visit www.nhfishercats.com or call (603) 641-2005.
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