2015 promises to be a fun-filled summer at ARM & HAMMER Park and your Thunder are proud to announce many of the great giveaways and promotions that fans will enjoy this season.
26 fireworks shows, 26 entrance giveaways, and much more highlight the first round of promotions announced by the Thunder today.
Spring Baseball starts on Opening Night when the first 2,500 fans, ages 18 and older, will receive Opening Night Welcome Mats presented by ARM & HAMMER. The opening homestand, April 16-22, will also feature two magnetic schedule giveaways (Friday, April 17 and Monday, April 20) presented by MCIA, Kids Replica Brett Gardner Jerseys presented by TD Bank (Sunday, April 19), fireworks on Saturday, April 18 and our first Education Day at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 22.
The Thunder help kick off the summer with Family Fun Weekend from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. Fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns and four sodas for just $48 for any of the three games during Family Fun Weekend when individual game tickets go on sale on March 14. The Kids Zone will also be completely free for all kids ages 12 and under. Sunday, May 3rd the first 1,000 fans, ages 5-15, will receive Boomer Mini Bats to help celebrate Boomer's birthday. When the Thunder host Erie on Tuesday, May 5th, the first 1,000 fans ages 18 and older will receive Thunder sombreros in celebration of Cinco De Mayo.
Baseball card fans will get their chance to receive Thunder Team Card Sets on Friday, May 15, courtesy of Verizon Wireless. The first 1,500 fans ages 6 and over through the gate will get the 2015 commemorative card set.
Sundays at ARM & HAMMER Park will provide additional opportunities for kids to take home Thunder giveaways. Kids T-shirts (May 17), Drawstring Bags (May 31) and Batting Helmets, presented by St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center (June 7) will be given away to the first 1,000 fans through the gate; ages 5-15. Also returning for the 2015 season is Kids Run the Bases presented by TD Bank following every Sunday 1pm and 5pm game.
Bobbleheads remain popular with Thunder fans as collectables that honor outstanding players that dressed in a Thunder uniform. The first bobblehead giveaway will take place on Friday, July 24 when fans will receive a CC Sabathia bobblehead, presented by TD Bank. On Wednesday, August 5, Thunder fans will have their second opportunity of the season to receive a special bobblehead doll when fans will receive Dellin Betances bobbleheads, presented by Hyundai. The Thunder will also distribute a bobblehead (player TBD) on Friday, September 4, presented by Verizon Wireless. All bobblehead giveaways are for the first 2,000 fans, ages 14 and older.
Your Thunder are a proud affiliate of the New York Yankees and fans will have a great chance to catch up on former Thunder players when the first 1,000 fans ages 6 and over through the gate on Tuesday, June 30 will take home the latest edition of Yankees Magazine.
July 10-12 is Beach Weekend at ARM & HAMMER Park and the Thunder will help you enjoy the great weather by giving the first 2,000 fans, ages 6 and older, Thunder sunglasses on Friday, July 10. On Saturday, July 11 the first 1,000 fans, ages 18 and older will receive Cooler Bags and on Sunday, July 12 the first 1,000 fans ages 18 and older will receive Beach Towels, presented by ARM & HAMMER. Sunday, July 12 will also be a special day for kids, as the Thunder will give all fans ages 12 and under free ice cream!
The Thunder announced many of their 2015 theme nights including Star Wars Night (May the Fourth [Be With You]), Medical Professionals Night (May 14), Military Appreciation Night (May 16), Girl Scout Night (May 19), Breast Cancer Awareness, featuring special pink jerseys that will be auctioned for charity and a pink hat giveaway to the first 1,500 women ages 18 and older, presented by RAI, (June 5), Irish Heritage Night (July 23), Scout Sleepovers (July 10 and July 24), Faith & Family Nights (June 6 and July 25), CrossFit Night (July 28), Visit Princeton Night presented by the Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (August 15), Jewish Heritage Night (August 25) and Football Kickoff Night (September 2).
On Monday, July 27, the first 2,000 fans ages 6 and over will take home special Thunder Posters courtesy of White Eagle Printing when the Thunder host the Portland Sea Dogs.
Football Kickoff Night will give the first 1,000 fans, ages six and up, deflated footballs and encourage all fans to wear their favorite football jerseys to the game.
Friday, August 21 will give the first 1,500 kids ages 5-15 special Clocks in a Can, presented by NJEA, when the Thunder host the Richmond Flying Squirrels. "It's a clock that is in a can," Thunder GM Will Smith explained. "I've never seen anything like it."
2015 will also mark a landmark season with six nights of free food. All fans will get free hot dogs on April 18, April 19 and September 7. All fans will get free ice cream on June 10 and August 31. Kids, 12 and under, will get free ice cream on July 12 as part of our Beach Weekend.
The Thunder invite all dog lovers to bring their canines with them to the game twice in 2015. The first will be held on Wednesday, July 1 as part of our Batdog Celebration. Fans will have a second opportunity to bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark on Sunday, August 16 for Bark in the Park, presented by Dogs & Cats Rule, for a special 5:00 pm start.
The 2015 season will give fans great giveaway options when the Reading Fightin Phils come to town. When Reading visits ARM & HAMMER Park on Tuesday, June 16 the first 1,000 fans ages 14 and over will receive team socks. The first 1,000 fans ages 18 and over through the gate on Wednesday, June 17 will receive reversible bucket hats. The Fightin Phils return to ARM & HAMMER Park in early August and on Tuesday, August 4, the first 1,000 fans ages 6 and older will get special Handclappers.
Super Value Tuesdays are back for another season with every Tuesday night game featuring Kids Eat Free & $1 Dogs thanks to Black Bear Franks. Thirsty Thursdays will return on Thursday nights and fans can enjoy a great $2 beer special until the middle of the 5th inning.
All giveaways, promotions and event dates are subject to change.
Your Thunder, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, will begin the 2015 season on April 9 in Erie against the Seawolves. The first home game at ARM & HAMMER Park is on Thursday, April 16. Season tickets, group outings, Pic-A-Plans, and Mini Plans are on sale now. Single game tickets will go on sale on Saturday, March 14. For more information about tickets, fans should call 609-394-3300 or visit trentonthunder.com.
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