Thursday, June 22nd
Gates Open: 6:00pm First pitch: 7:05pm
The homestand starts off with Jude Oz Night. Jude, Jayson Werth's biggest fan, will be at The Pfitz. She will throw out a first pitch and receive a VIP experience at the ballpark, including meeting P-Nats players, unlimited access to the Kids Zone and more!
As part of Jude Oz Night, there will be a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefiting the St. Baldrick's Foundation, Jude's charity of choice. Additionally, the P-Nats have set up a GoFundMe page to benefit St. Baldrick's. If the P-Nats raise $5,000, five members of the front office will shave their heads.
Also, at Jude's request, the P-Nats will be hosting an equipment drive at the Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office. Every piece of equipment donated will go to benefit Washington, D.C. inner city youth and will be donated to children who attend Trea Turner's Celebrity Baseball Camp on June 24th.
Every Thursday night is Thursday Cheers at the ballpark, featuring $1 drink specials during the game. The drink specials will run for 90 minutes.
New this year is College Night Pfitz Parties! With proof of a student ID, grandstand tickets will be $5 and in the Picnic Area, there will be games, including water pong, corn hole and trivia.
Friday, June 23rd
Gates Open: 6:00pm First pitch: 7:05pm
This week's Flashback Friday will celebrate the 25th anniversary of A League of Their Own! The P-Nats will celebrate this hallmark anniversary of a classic baseball movie and welcome former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player, Virginia Ventura (Manina) to The Pfitz. She will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, and sign autographs, as well as meet and greet with P-Nats fans.
P-Nats fans will have the opportunity to search through their gameday souvenir program for a chance to find a coupon for a free Harvey bar! If fans find the golden coupon, they can redeem it for the delectable chocolate bar at the Fan Assistance Booth!
On the way through the gates of Pfitzner Stadium, each fan will receive a replica program from the first season of the AAGPBL. The standings from the first season and champions of each campaign will be noted and highlighted inside the program.
On-field, in-game promos will feature mostly ladies in attendance for the night of AAGPBL commemoration.
A "Marla Hooch Makeover Station" will be available on the ballpark concourse for beautification of fans who require that service during the game.
The P-Nats will test the limits on whether there is no crying in baseball. Fans will be able to participate in an onion eating contest during the game on top of the Home Dugout. In addition, a Betty Spaghetti-sponsored spaghetti eating contest will take place.
There will also be a posture competition in which fans will have to balance books on their head just like the Rockford Peaches had to do when they took part in beauty school in the movie.
Meanwhile, on the outfield jumbo-tron video board, a highlight reel of famous MLB on-field criers and/or complainers will be displayed.
Fans should keep their eyes peeled for various peach-themed promotions throughout the night. Peach flavored beverages will be available at the Main Concession Stand, while P-Nats staff members will throw out peaches to lucky fans.
Additionally, songs and clips from the movie will be featured throughout the game.
Friday night is also a themed picnic night- the Best (Pizza) Slice in Town! Help the P-Nats figure out what is the best slice in town! Several area vendors will be part of an all-you-can-eat picnic where fans will vote on the best pizza.
Bring the whole family out to the game, with the Friday Family Pack! For the low price of $44, fans will receive four reserved section tickets, four regular hot dogs, four 22oz sodas and four adjustable P-Nats hats. This package can be purchased up to two hours before the start of the game.
Post-game, kids have the opportunity to run the bases just like their favorite players! Kids Run the Bases is presented by Glory Days Grill. Kids should line up at the first base gate at the conclusion of the game.
Saturday, June 24th
Gates Open: 5:00pm First pitch: 6:35pm
Saturday night brings a special, Potomac Baseball 40th Anniversary giveaway! The first 1,000 fans through the gates will take home a 40th Anniversary Team Card Set, courtesy of The Fantastic Store-Blowout Cards. The card set presents a look back at 15 of the best and most notable players in franchise history, and features players such as Barry Bonds (1985 Prince William Pirates), Albert Pujols (2000 Potomac Cannons), and current Washington 3B Anthony Rendon (2012 Potomac Nationals).
In a twist on the normal card sets given out at MiLB games throughout the country, this card set will feature a special "insert" card, which will allow fans to pick up a special 40th Anniversary Bryce Harper card at the location of Blowout Cards-The Fantastic Store. Fans can take this card to the store and trade it for the limited edition Harper card. This offer is valid until 12/31/17.
Be sure to stick around post-game to see the best fireworks show in the area, sponsored by WTOP.
Kids will also have the opportunity to run the bases after the game, presented by Glory Days Grill.
Additionally, it is Wegmans Night at the ballpark.
Saturday is the first Scout Night of the season, presented by Virginia Virtual Academy. Scouts are invited to The Pfitz to take part in a night filled with activities. There will be a scout parade before the game and post-game, kids will be able to run the bases before pitching their tents in the outfield. Trolls will also be shown on the video board after the tents are set up. All scouts will then take home a special Potomac Baseball 40th Anniversary patch the next morning after packing up!
Sunday, June 25th
Gates Open: Noon First pitch: 1:05pm
The homestand wraps up with Sunday Kids Day! The first 1,000 kids 12 and under will take home a P-Nats Logo Baseball, presented by PMSI.
Also, the first 250 kids 12 and under will eat free, presented by Little Caesars. Kids will receive a voucher upon entering the stadium that is good for one free hot dog at the main concessions stand, as well as a voucher that is good for a free cheese pizza at participating Little Caesars locations. During the game, there will be a Kid Guest Public Address announcer, sponsored by Virginia529. Kids can sign up for the opportunity to be the guest PA during any of the P-Nats home games at fan assistance. Post-game, kids can run the bases, presented by Glory Days Grill, receive autographs from two players in the café area and families can play catch on the field. There will also be a face painter at the ballpark.
Pre-game, kids have will also have the opportunity to Touch a Bus, presented by PRTC. PRTC will have some of its buses on site for kids to explore.
Sunday is Superhero/Captain Underpants Day! There will be Superhero-themed activities during the game, and kids will have the opportunity to meet Spiderman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the Hulk at the ballpark.
Additionally, it is the final Uncle Slam's Reading Program night of the summer. Area students who have participated in Uncle Slam's Reading Program will be recognized on-field pre-game with a parade with Uncle Slam and their classmates. Also, local author Kristin George will be at the ballpark with her dog Ruger, signing copies of her book, which was read at local schools as part of the reading program.
P-Nats players and coaches will be wearing this season's Military Appreciation jerseys during the game. These commemorative jerseys, presented by Reality Realty, will be worn on select dates throughout the season to recognize the abundance of local military members and their families in the area, and to thank them for all that they do for our country. These jerseys will be auctioned off on August 27th, with proceeds benefitting the Heroes Alliance Network and the American Veterans Ball.
Also, it is Wegmans Day at the ballpark.
Sundays are always Virginia529 Super Saver Sundays: show your Smart Savers Club card and receive two complimentary general admission tickets.
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