MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 12, 2018) - When it comes to anniversary celebrations, giveaways are the name of the game for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans this season. When combining the return of weekly fan favorites such as Wiener Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays and Locals Appreciation Saturdays with new weekly specials like $2 Tacos and Tallboys presented by Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant on Tuesdays, Beer Brats & Baseball along with First Responder Night for each Friday and a Ultimate Kids Day every Sunday, it's clear that value and commitment to the community reign supreme.
The overall 2018 promotional calendar celebrates the team's rich 20-year history through a variety of giveaways and theme nights. The club's collectable series includes a set of interlocking bobbleheads featuring Brian McCann , Freddie Freeman , Ian Happ and Gleyber Torres . Additionally, the Pelicans will host a photo baseball giveaway every Saturday in June that highlights the Braves, Rangers and Cubs eras, respectively as well as a managers' edition. Additional giveaways that will pay homage to 20 years of Pelicans baseball on the Grand Strand include a What-If-Night jersey giveaway, the return of Myrtle Beach Merman Night, a Salute to Bull Durham and much more.
The 2018 weekly lineup is a reflection of historical fan favorites infused with the team's commitment to the community. Each week kicks off with each Monday's Half Off for Hunger, courtesy of Lowes Foods, where fans can save half off of their ticket price when they donate items from the approved Backpack Buddies list (click here to view the list). New to the lineup this season is $2.00 Tacos & Tallboys, presented by Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, and available exclusively at the Pelican Perch. Weiner Wednesday is back by popular demand with buy one, get one (BOGO) Hebrew National hot dogs.
Thirsty Thursday returns to the ballpark for its 20th consecutive year. In addition to $1.00 12 oz. Bud and Bud Light drafts and $2.00 16 oz. cans, half-price glasses of Duplin Winery wine will be joining the Happy Hour offerings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Thursday. Making the move from Tuesday to Friday as a part of the new Beer, Brats and Baseball promotion courtesy of Lowes Foods, fans can enjoy $2.00 craft drafts and BOGO sausages. Fridays in 2018 are also First Responder Fridays courtesy of 707 Shooting Range. The Pelicans will provide 100 free tickets to first responders every Friday. Additional Friday game tickets will be available to first responders for half-price when they show their ID at the Box Office.
Each Saturday will feature a 20th Anniversary Celebration and giveaway. Saturdays will also bring the return of Locals Appreciation Saturdays and Embrace Veterans Saturdays. The weekly lineup concludes with Ultimate Kids Sunday courtesy of Anderson Brothers Bank. Every Sunday will include a special kid-friendly theme, FREE inflatables, a pregame, on-field catch, face painting, balloon artists and much more. Select Ultimate Kids Sundays will also include special character appearances, exhibits and events such as NASA Night on April 22, Touch-A-Truck Night on June 3 and a post-game Trick or Treat with the players on Halloween Night on July 1.
Celebrity DJ Post-Game Parties will again return to TicketReturn.Com Field for two occasions this season. While the celebrity DJs will be announced at a later date, the postgame parties are set for June 14 and August 2. Other principal promotions include Cubs-A-Palooza (June 1-2), Old School Hip Hop Night (July 19), Braves Weekend (July 20-21), Women in Sports Night on (July 22), and Christmas Vacation Night (July 29). Fans will also have the opportunity to catch at least one of the team's 15 East Coast Pyrotechnics Fireworks Extravaganza shows between April 5 and August 18.
Local fans can also find special promotions, experiences and values like "Kids Eat Free" by becoming a MyPelicans member. If you or your child is not a member of MyPelicans, you can sign up today at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/MyPelicans. Membership is open to residents of Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Dillon, Robeson, Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover counties.
For more details on these nights and a complete listing of the Pelicans' 2018 promotional schedule visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Promotions. Tickets for the giveaway and theme nights mentioned, as well as all 70 Pelicans home games, are available beginning Monday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pelicans Box Office. Online purchases open Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m.
Game times for the 2018 season are as follows:
- Monday - Friday: Gates will open at 6 p.m. and game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
- Saturday - Sunday: Gates will open at 5 p.m. and game time is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
The 2018 season will be the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2018, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons as well. In June 2017, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans have won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.