The P-Nats Announce Star Wars Day Celebration Plans & '82 Alexandria Dukes Throwback Replica Jersey Giveaway for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th at Pfitzner Stadium

The P-Nats will celebrate Star Wars Day on Mother's Day Sunday and honor 40 years since Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope hit theaters while a game-used, autographed Star Wars Jersey Auction will benefit Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic and the first 1,000 fans into Pfitzner Stadium will receive a 1982 Alexandria Dukes replica jersey giveaway courtesy of Sentara

By Potomac Nationals | May 4, 2017 12:05 PM ET

Woodbridge, VA---The Potomac Nationals are excited to celebrate Star Wars Day at Pfitzner Stadium on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th with Northern Virginia's moms especially. 

The P-Nats' Mother's Day matchup with the Salem Red Sox (Boston) at 1:05 pm will serve to pay tribute to 40 years since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was released in theaters.

Gates to The Pfitz will open at 12:00pm for another P-Nats' Kids Day Sunday and to mark the Mother's Day occasion, the first 100 moms who enter the ballpark will receive a carnation courtesy of a local florist.

In addition, the first 1,000 fans (500 adults and 500 children) who come through the ballpark gates will also receive a 1982 Alexandria Dukes Throwback Replica Jersey giveaway, presented by Sentara either in an adult size (extra-large) or a child size (small) as part of the P-Nats' season-long Potomac Baseball 40th season Official Throwback Replica Jersey Series to be given away on select premium Sundays during the 2017 season.

The Alexandria Dukes were the first professional franchise in the 40 years of Potomac Baseball and claimed a Carolina League Championship in 1982.

Moms will have the opportunity to shop a Mother's Day Expo on the Pfitzner Stadium concourse which will include area vendors that moms will be sure to love including: 
-Mary Kay Cosmetics (makeup)
-Pampered Chef (kitchenware)
-Drukker Fine Gemstone Jewelry (personal ornaments)
-Scentsy (candles)
-Orange Theory Fitness

Furthermore, moms will enjoy courtesy fruit, vegetable, and cheese plates on the ballpark concourse while fruit drinks will be available for purchase.

It's also another Kids Eat Free Sunday at The Pfitz sponsored by: Little Caesars. The first 250 kids aged 12 and under will receive a voucher for a free Little Caesars cheese pizza at local participating Little Caesars locations in addition to a free hot dog at the Main Concessions Stand in the Extreme Custom Collision Café Area.

Star Wars Day at Pfitzner Stadium will be complete with the most unique Star Wars on-field theme jerseys for auction in all of Minor League Baseball. These Star Wars jerseys set to be worn by P-Nats players and coaches during the game are 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.  

May the Force be with the auction-goers who bid on these exclusive Star Wars collectables!

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, located in the Extreme Custom Collision Cafe Area, will be turned into the Star Wars Cantina for Star Wars Day. Take an inter-galactic Star Wars journey and taste the cuisine of Tatooine at Pfitzner Stadium!

Don't worry, it's not a trap.  

There's even a rumor that real-life Star Wars characters will be roaming around The Pfitz…trust The Force.

Uncle Slam's Reading Program has helped kids stay on target with reading throughout the year after visiting countless area elementary schools encouraging children in Northern Virginia communities to read as much as possible. Star Wars Day at The Pfitz will be an Uncle Slam's Reading Program bookmark redemption day so area school kids can receive a free ticket to Star Wars Day by turning in their bookmark to the Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office

On another Virginia529 College Savings Plan Super Saver Sunday, a select kid in the crowd will be selected to put on a Darth Vader-esque voice and serve as Guest Public Address Announcer in the Federal Savings Bank Press Box during the game.    

To entertain kids of all ages, the P-Nats will be randomly giving away several Star Wars toys including action figures and a miniature Millennium Falcon during the game.

The P-Nats will also raffle off two grand prizes…two team-signed lightsabers, one Jedi lightsaber signed by the Potomac Nationals, and one Sith lightsaber inked by the Salem Red Sox.

After the game, Kids Run the Bases courtesy of: Glory Days Grill while select P-Nats players will be signing autographs near the Visiting Dugout and parents with their kids are encouraged to play post-game catch on the diamond. 

This is a new day…a new beginning…this is Star Wars Day on Mother's Day Sunday, May 14th at The Pfitz!

ABOUT SENTARA:
For more than 125 years, Sentara has been committed to helping people just like you, people who want the most dedicated medical professionals helping them through every stage of life. Over the years, as we have expanded our offerings in health care, we also have grown as an integrated healthcare system throughout Virginia, North Carolina and beyond. Now, we operate more than 300 sites of care, including 12 hospitals - seven in Hampton Roads (southeastern Virginia), one in Northern Virginia, two in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia, one in southern Virginia and one in North Carolina.

For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff and four medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and we extend health insurance to 445,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.

Among our many strengths, we are a national leader in heart and kidney care, stroke care, and infection prevention. We were also the first in the nation to pioneer and develop the eICU, a remote monitoring system for intensive care. Our dedication to improving and increasing medical options for our patients is reinforced by our ongoing participation in national and international research. These vital medical trials help us advance toward our mission of improving health every day.

ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH® MID-ATLANTIC:
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®.

It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies.

For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments.

Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ...wishes find a way to make the world better.

Go to www.midatlantic.wish.org for more information.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 season and beyond are available, as well as corporate outings for the 2017 season to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2017 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, and picnic packages, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket office at 703-590-2311.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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