Special Event Nights Dot Promo Schedule

Squirrels to wear themed jerseys four times

February 24, 2012 3:55 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 complete their week-long unveiling of the team's 2012 promotional calendar with the announcement of special events at the ballpark during the 2012 season. The Squirrels will once again keep an eye on the environment with Go Green Night (April 17th) and honor America's proud servicemen and women with Military Appreciation Night presented by Budweiser (June 23rd). The team will also welcome students from across Central Virginia on Education Day (April 18th).

Tyson ® Any'tizers ® Snacks will present Camp Day 2012 (July 9th), and the Girl Scouts will hold a massive sleepover at The Diamond with the help of Call Federal Credit Union on May 11th. The Squirrels will also once again hold Faith Night on June 2nd.

"There are so many great aspects of this region and this country," said Flying Squirrels' Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "We are always humbled with the opportunity we have to highlight and celebrate as many of those things as we possibly can."

The team will host a two-night Independence Day Celebration (July 4th & 5th) presented by Verizon Wireless, Heart of Virginia Chevy and Kroger. The Flying Squirrels will wear special Patriotic Jerseys on July 4th and 5th, one of four special jerseys that the team will wear and auction off to fans throughout the season. The team will also don special threads to benefit breast cancer awareness with Pink Jerseys on May 13th. For the first time, the team will sport Knight in Shining Armor Jerseys for Princess Night on July 21st, and will embody the spirit of the islands with Jimmy Buffett inspired jerseys on Jimmy Buffett Night (September 3rd).

Full 2012 Special Events Calendar:

April 17th - 6:35 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Go Green Night
April 18th - 10:35 AM vs. Reading Phillies
Education Day
May 11th - 6:35 PM vs. Bowie Baysox
Girl Scout Sleepover presented by Call Federal Credit Union
May 28th - 6:35 PM vs. Trenton Thunder
Memorial Day Celebration
June 2nd - 6:35 PM vs. Erie SeaWolves
Faith Night
June 23rd - 6:35 PM vs. New Britain Rock Cats
Military Appreciation Night presented by Budweiser
July 4th - 6:35 PM vs. Binghamton Mets
Independence Day Celebration presented by Verizon Wireless, Heart of Virginia Chevy and Kroger/Patriot Jersey Auction
July 5th - 7:05 PM vs. Binghamton Mets
Independence Day Celebration presented by Verizon Wireless, Heart of Virginia Chevy and Kroger
July 9th - 12:05 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Camp Day 2012 presented by Tyson ® Any'tizers ® Snacks
July 21st - 6:35 PM vs. Akron Aeros
Knight in Shining Armor Jersey Auction
September 3rd - 12:05 PM vs. Akron Aeros
Jimmy Buffett Jersey Auction

"We feel like we've pushed the creative envelope for the 2012 season, and we can't wait for fans to enjoy the new experiences this year," said Parney. "We continue to pledge to our fans that every year will bring a bigger and better product than the year before, and we know fans will see that effort in this year's promotional calendar."

Season Ticket and Mini-Plan packages for the 2012 season are currently available. Individual game tickets for the 2012 season will go on sale Saturday, March 10th. 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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