The State College Spikes continued the unveiling of their 2009 promotional schedule today with the announcement of the club’s fan giveaway schedule for the season. 14 of the Spikes’ 38 regular season home games at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park will feature a fan giveaway item.
Highlighting the roster of giveaways will be the Spikes’ unique “Going Green Series”, which will feature an item made of environmentally-friendly materials on each of the club’s five Tuesday regular season home dates. The five “Going Green Tuesday” giveaway dates are listed below.
June 30 – All-Star Logo Reusable Grocery Bag presented by P.J. Harrigan’s (First 1,500 fans)
July 7 – 2009 Spikes Team Photo Poster (First 1,500 fans)
July 21 – Spikes Barbecue Apron presented by P.J. Harrigan’s (First 1,500 fans)
August 4 – All-Star Travel Mug presented by hostingdog.com (First 1,000 Fans)
August 11 – Spikes Hemp Cap (First 1,000 Fans)
“Because we play in the first LEED Certified ballpark in the country and because of the collaborative effort between Penn State and our ownership group in ensuring that Medlar Field at Lubrano Park was constructed and operated with conservation of energy and other resources at the forefront, we felt it was important to expand our efforts to promote the ‘green movement’ by working with our vendors to find a series of fan giveaway items made of environmentally-friendly materials,” said Jason Dambach, Spikes General Manager. “The ‘Going Green Tuesday’ giveaways are just the start for us. Our ultimate goal is for 100 percent of our fan giveaway items to be eco-friendly, and as this will soon be a reality as manufacturers continue to integrate their production processes and work toward the same goal.”
Nine other fan giveaway items will dot the Spikes’ 2009 regular season schedule, starting with a 2009 Team Schedule Magnet giveaway to the first 3,000 fans attending Opening Night, June 19 vs. Williamsport. The 7:05 p.m. game will be presented by PSECU.
Giveaways will also match theme nights throughout the year as well. The annual Paint the Park Pink event on Thursday, August 6 will feature a Spikes Ladies’ Pink Tote Bag giveaway to the first 1,000 women of all ages presented by Mount Nittany Medical Center. Plus, Spikes Mini-Soccer Balls presented by McDonald’s will be given away to the first 1,000 fans ages 14 and under on Saturday, August 1, the same date of the Spikes Youth Soccer Clinic.
Also, like fellow mascots Ike the Spike and the Nittany Bank Nookie Monster, Bob the Baseball Dog will be honored with his own “Bob-blehead”. The first 1,000 fans of all ages through the gates on Thursday, July 2 will get this souvenir of the lovable Lab, presented by Sanitary Maintenance.
Other giveaways include:
-A $5 Spikes Gift Card to the first 500 fans ages 14 and over on “Spike” the Economy Night, Wednesday, July 1
-A Mystery Autograph Baseball to the first 250 fans of all ages on Friday, July 10
-An authentic 28-inch Spikes Baseball Bat to the first 1,000 fans of all ages on Saturday, July 11
-A Spikes School Binder to the first 1,000 kids ages 14 and under on Wednesday, August 19
-A Spikes Fleece Blanket presented by the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Vistors Bureau to the first 1,500 fans of all ages on Saturday, August 29.
Spikes fans can assure themselves of a chance at these giveaways when single-game tickets go on sale at TicketPalooza this Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Activities include the first-ever Fan Home Run Derby Challenge, the annual National Anthem Tryouts, the Spikes Care Drive, a free pancake breakfast when the gates open, and kids’ games in Porter Gardens.
For now, the only tickets available are for the 2009 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 18. Tickets to the All-Star Game can be purchased by calling the Spikes front office at (814) 272-1711, or toll-free at (877) 99-SPIKES. Fans can also purchase tickets on the Internet by clicking HERE.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.