Giveaways Include Verlander GHS Bobblehead

Squirrels schedule 28 giveaway days

February 21, 2012 5:03 AM ET

2012 Flying Squirrels' Promotional Calendar Release Schedule:

Monday, February 20th - Fireworks Extravaganzas
Tuesday, February 21st - Giveaway Items
Wednesday, February 22nd - National Acts & Celebrity Appearances
Thursday, February 23rd - Community & Theme Nights
Friday, February 24th - Special Events & Full Calendar

RICHMOND, VA - The Flying Squirrels continue their week-long unveiling of the team's 2012 promotional calendar with the announcement of 28 giveaway nights for fans during the course of the 2012 season. The first fan giveaway is slated for April 14th, as Budweiser presents the Flying Squirrels' 2011 Western Division Champions Fleece Blanket Giveaway to the first 2,500 fans 21 & Older.

Highlighting the 2012 slate of giveaway items is a live pony that one lucky fan will take home following Princess Night on July 21st. The pony will be provided by Broken Road Farms. Once again in 2012, the Flying Squirrels will give away a Gently Used Car on August 1st.

"Fans have responded to our giveaways in a big way, so we have dramatically beefed up our giveaway schedule for 2012," said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "From the traditional to the outlandish, you're going to take it home from the ballpark this year."

Coca-Cola and the Flying Squirrels will team up for the three-part Mascot Baseball Series. The series will include giveaway dates of May 12th (Mascot Baseball #1- Zinger - presented by Coca-Cola), June 15th (Mascot Baseball #2 - Parker - presented by Coke Zero) and August 10th (Mascot Baseball #3- Nutzy - presented by Diet Coke). All three baseballs will be given away to the first 2,500 fans 14 & Under through the Diamond gates.

The Flying Squirrels will keep the focus on the kids in 2012 with eight Sunday giveaways for their Kroger Squirrel Tails Kids Club members. Each Squirrel Tail giveaway will be received by the first 2,000 kids 14 & Under at Sunday home games. Included among the kids giveaways for 2012 are; Kid's Batting Gloves (4/15) presented by HCA Virginia, a Squirrels Cape (4/29) presented by Tyson ® Any'tizers ® Snacks, a Replica Squirrels' Jersey (5/27) presented by Tyson ® Any'tizers ® Snacks, a Replica Squirrels' Hat (6/3) presented by HCA Virginia, Wristbands (6/24) presented by HCA Virginia, a Little League Bat Bag (7/8), a Wooden Baseball Bat (8/12) and a Batting Helmet (9/2).

Also included among the 2012 giveaway items is the three-part Kitchen Series. All three giveaways will be taken home by the first 2,000 fans 15 or older with First Capital Bank kicking off the series with Travel Coffee Mugs on May 1st. Fans will also receive Parker Egg Timers on July 20th and Nutzy & Zinger Salt & Pepper Shakers on August 20th.

Bobbleheads are back in 2012 with a flair as the Flying Squirrels partner with HCA Virginia for a pair of Bobblehead Giveaways. Parney Bobbleheads will be handed out on June 16th, and on July 31st, as the Flying Squirrels celebrate Goochland Night, reigning American League MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander Bobbleheads will be distributed. Second-year Flying Squirrels' manager Dave Machemer will take on gnome-form for the Dave Machemer Gnome Giveaway on August 28th.

Full 2012 Flying Squirrels' Giveaway Calendar:

Saturday, April 14th - 6:35 PM vs. Altoona Curve
2011 Western Division Champions Fleece Blanket presented by Budweiser (First 2,500 Fans - 21+)
Sunday, April 15th - 2:05 PM vs. Altoona Curve
Kids Batting Gloves presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Friday, April 27th - 6:35 PM vs. New Britain Rock Cats
Toboggan Hat presented by Coca-Cola (First 2,000 Fans - 15+)
Sunday, April 29th - 2:05 PM vs. New Britain Rock Cats
Squirrels' Cape presented by Tyson ® Any'tizers ® Snacks (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Tuesday, May 1st - 6:35 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Kitchen Series #1 - Travel Coffee Mug presented by First Capital Bank (First 2,500 Fans - 15+)
Friday, May 11th - 6:35 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Parker Rally Cap presented by Call Federal Credit Union (First 2,500 Fans - 15+)
Saturday, May 12th - 6:35 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Mascot Baseball Series #1 - Zinger presented by Coca-Cola (First 2,500 Fans - 14-)
Sunday, May 13th - 2:05 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Women's Military Cap presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,000 Women - 15+)
Friday, May 25th - 6:35 vs. Trenton Thunder
Parker Planter Pet Giveaway presented by Cellular Sales of Virginia (First 2,000 Kids - 14-)
Sunday, May 27th - 2:05 PM vs. Trenton Thunder
Squirrels' Jersey Giveaway presented by Tyson ® Any'tizer ® Snacks (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Sunday, June 3rd - 2:05 PM vs. Erie SeaWolves
Replica Squirrels' Hat presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Friday, June 15th - 6:35 PM vs. Portland Sea Dogs
Mascot Baseball Series #2 - Parker presented by Coke Zero (First 2,500 Kids - 14-)
Saturday, June 16th - 6:35 PM vs. Portland Sea Dogs
Parney Bobblehead presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,500 Fans - 15+)
Sunday, June 17th - 2:05 PM vs. Portland Sea Dogs
Father's Day Visor (First 2,000 Men - 15+)
Saturday, June 23rd - 6:35 PM vs. New Britain Rock Cats
Digital Camo Hat presented by Budweiser (First 2,500 Fans - 21+)
Sunday, June 24th - 2:05 PM vs. New Britain Rock Cats
Kids Wristbands presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Sunday, July 8th - 5:05 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Little League Bat Bag (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Friday, July 20th - 7:05 PM vs. Akron Aeros
Kitchen Series #2 - Parker Egg Timer (First 2,000 Fans - 15+)
Saturday, July 21st - 6:35 PM vs. Akron Aeros
Pony Giveaway (One Lucky Fan)
Sunday, July 22nd - 5:05 PM vs. Akron Aeros
2012 Team Photo (First 3,000 Fans - All Fans)
Tuesday, July 31st - 7:05 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Justin Verlander Bobblehead presented by HCA Virginia (First 2,500 Fans - 15+)
Wednesday, August 1st - 7:05 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Gently Used Car (One Lucky Fan)
Friday, August 10th - 7:05 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Mascot Baseball Series #3 - Nutzy presented by Diet Coke (First 2,500 Kids - 14-)
Sunday, August 12th - 5:05 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Wooden Baseball Bat (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)
Monday, August 20th - 7:05 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Kitchen Series #3 - Nutzy & Zinger Salt & Pepper Shakers (First 2,000 Fans - 15+)
Tuesday, August 28th - 7:05 PM vs. Harrisburg Senators
Dave Machemer Gnome (First 2,500 Fans - 15+)
Friday, August 31st - 7:05 PM vs. Akron Aeros
Sling Bag presented by Martin's (First 2,000 Kids - 14-)
Sunday, September 2nd - 5:05 PM vs. Akron Aeros
Batting Helmet (First 2,000 Kids - 14-) (Kroger Squirrel Tails Giveaway)

All Kroger Squirrel Tails Kid's Club members receive free entry to Sunday Flying Squirrels home games, and will receive Sunday giveaway items. For more information on joining the Flying Squirrels' Kroger Squirrels Tails Kid's Club, please visit SquirrelsBaseball.com.

Season Ticket and Mini-Plan packages for the 2012 season are currently available. For more information, contact the Flying Squirrels at (804) 359-FUNN (3866) or visit SquirrelsBaseball.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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