Keys to the Homestand: May 12th - May 18th

Features Pfitzgiving, Bryce Harper Gobblehead, Pfitzgiving Jerseys, Post-Game Fireworks, Mother's Day, Star Wars Day with Cantina Band Jerseys, 1982 Alexandria Dukes Replica Jersey Giveaway and More!

By Potomac Nationals | May 11, 2017 12:55 PM ET

The Potomac Nationals are back at The Pfitz on Friday to begin a seven game homestand. The upcoming homestand features Pfitzgiving, the Bryce Harper Gobblehead, Pfitzgiving Jerseys, post-game fireworks, Star Wars Day with Cantina Band Jerseys, Mother's Day and Dollar Monday.

The P-Nats welcome two Northern Division opponents to The Pfitz- the Salem Red Sox (Boston), for a three-game series, followed by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City Royals) for a four-game set.

Friday, May 12th
Gates Open: 6:00pm                        First pitch: 7:05pm
The homestand starts off with a Community Night presented by KO Distilling. 500 custom tickets were distributed to local fans to come out and enjoy the game. KO Distilling will have a significant presence at the game, with a concourse table set up inside Pfitzner Stadium, video board slides highlighting the distillery and the company's community presence, and a first pitch thrown out on the diamond prior to the game.

Fridays are always Flashback Fridays, with nostalgic flashbacks to earlier time periods of the franchise, which will be reflected in promotions, activities, contests, events and special ticket and concessions deals.

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.

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, May 13th
Gates Open: 5:00pm                        First pitch: 6:35pm
Head to The Pfitz for a one-of-a-kind Super Saturday Pfitzgiving celebration to spotlight the halfway mark to Thanksgiving. In celebration of Early Turkey Day at Pfitzner Stadium, the P-Nats are going all out to ring in Pfitzgiving.

Pfitzgiving will feature a delectable fully catered Thanksgiving all-you-can-eat buffet-style dinner with all the fixin's available in the Bullpen Picnic Area. This will be available to fans who upgrade their ticket $10, either as a part of a pre-purchase or a gameday purchase.

To the backdrop of Thanksgiving décor, Pfitzgiving-style turkey (hot) dogs with a cranberry sauce topping will be sold in the Main Concessions Stand for fans who wish to indulge in a special delicacy that is sure to become a Pfitzgiving tradition.

The highlight of Pfitzgiving will most certainly be the P-Nats' half-man, half-turkey, never-before seen, Bryce Harper Gobblehead giveaway, sponsored by Cowles Parkway Ford. It will be given away to the first 1,250 fans who enter Pfitzner Stadium on Pfitzgiving. This will be the world's first "gobblehead" giveaway known to mankind.

The P-Nats will also host a canned food drive and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. The Potomac Nationals are asking fans to please bring canned food donations to the Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office. All donations will be sent directly to the Capital Area Food Bank to help families in need. 

A special Thanksgiving-themed on-field, game used, autographed jersey auction will run during the game with proceeds to benefit Gar-Field High School. Fans will bid on these unique Pfitzgiving-inspired jerseys worn by P-Nats players and coaches during the game, which are then autographed after the game by the player or coach who wore the jersey. Fans who win the jerseys will get to come on to the field post-game and take a photo with the player or coach while holding the signed, game-used jersey.  

Additional Thanksgiving-esque activities during Pfitzgiving will include: a cornhole tournament, a pie eating contest, a Turkey Call competition and a corn shucking race.

Meanwhile, P-Nats fans will have the opportunity to tell the Pfitzner Stadium gallery what they are thankful for this Pfitzgiving. Responses will be read aloud over the public address system during the game.

Hidden wishbones will be placed inside of select free souvenir programs, which will unlock free 2017 P-Nats tickets. There will also be a Pfitzgiving-themed photo station set up in the concourse.

Also, Flying Dog Brewery will be sampling by first base gate once gates open.

Stick around post-game to see the best fireworks show in the area, sponsored by WTOP and Cowles Parkway Ford.

Kids will also have the opportunity to run the bases after the game, presented by Glory Days Grill.

Sunday, May 14th
Gates Open: Noon                            First pitch: 1:05pm
The series against the Red Sox concludes with a giveaway, a Mother's Day celebration, Star Wars Day and Sunday Kids Day!

As part of the P-Nats' season-long Potomac Baseball 40th season Official Throwback Replica Jersey Series, on four select premium Sundays, replica jerseys honoring four of the Potomac Baseball franchises will be handed out to fans. Up first is the Alexandria Dukes Replica Jerseys! The Alexandria Dukes were the first professional franchise in the 40 years of Potomac Baseball and claimed a Carolina League Championship in 1982. The first 1,000 fans through the gates (500 adults & 500 kids) will take home one of these replica jerseys, presented by Sentara.

Bring your mom to the ballpark! A special Mother's Day Expo will be set up in the concourse and will feature vendors from Mary Kay (make-up), Drukker Designs (jewelry), Scentsy (Candles), Pampered Chef (kitchenware) and Orange Theory Fitness. Additionally, the first 100 moms through the gates will receive a carnation, there will be courtesy fruit, cheese and vegetable trays set up, and there will be a Make-Your-Own Mother's Day card booth set up.

Star Wars Day is one not to be missed! It will pay tribute to 40 years since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was released in theaters. 

Players and coaches will be wearing jerseys adorned with the heralded Star Wars Cantina Band holding their instruments on the front of the jerseys and Han Solo in the Cantina Bar on the back of the jerseys. This annual Star Wars game used, autographed jersey auction will run during the game with proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. Fans will bid on these unique Star Wars-inspired collectable jerseys worn by P-Nats players and coaches during the game which will then be autographed after the game by the player or coach who wore the jersey. Fans who win the exclusive Star Wars jerseys will have the opportunity to come onto the field post-game and take a photo with the player or coach while holding the signed, limited edition Star Wars gamer jersey.  

During the game, Pfitzner Stadium will be transformed into the Star Wars universe with Star Wars thematic video board elements, music, and ballpark décor on tap. The Café Cantina, will be turned into the Star Wars Cantina for Star Wars Day.

For Kids Day Sunday, 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.

Sunday is additionally the second Uncle Slam's Reading Program Day of the season! Local 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.

Sundays are also Virginia529 Super Saver Sundays: show your Smart Savers Club card and receive two complimentary general admission tickets.

Monday, May 15th
Gates Open: 6:00pm                        First pitch: 7:05pm
The P-Nats welcome the Wilmington Blue Rocks to the stadium to start a four-game series on Dollar Night. Both grandstand tickets and hot dogs will be sold for just $1 each, presented by The Washington Post. Dollar tickets can now be purchased online, in advance of the game (online ticket sales cut off two hours before gates open).

Tuesday, May 16th
Gates Open: 6:00pm                        First pitch: 7:05pm
The series continues with Deuces Wild Tuesday! Grandstand tickets will be just $2, and now can be purchased online, in advance of the game (note: online ticket sales cut off two hours before gates open).

As part of Deuces Wild Tuesday, there will be $2 P-Nats player performance-based concessions specials, as well as $2 Wild Card concessions specials.

Wednesday, May 17th
Gates Open: 6:00pm                        First pitch: 7:05pm
Wednesday brings with it Winning Wednesday. If the P-Nats win, redeem your ticket for another ticket of equal value for the next Wednesday home game! Also, Winning Wednesday contests and raffles will provide Nine Innings of Winning throughout the game.

Additionally, Baseball Bingo will be played during the game.

Thursday, May 18th
Gates Open: 6:00pm                        First pitch: 7:05pm
The homestand concludes with a 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 tickes will be $5 and in the Picnic Area, there will be games, including water pong, cornhole and trivia.

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