In response to this week's unseasonably warm and pleasant weather, the Pawtucket Red Sox today announced a special "April Calling All Kids" promotion. If temperatures in the city of Pawtucket hit 75 degrees at any point today or this week, then children aged 12 years and younger will be admitted free to McCoy Stadium for any game the rest of this month, when accompanied by a paying adult.
"After a long and cold New England winter, we're pleased to see that Mother Nature has given us a beautiful start to the spring season," said PawSox Executive Vice President/General Manager Dan Rea. "We'll excitedly be monitoring the thermometer here in Pawtucket this week, and hope to see lots of children and families here at the ballpark throughout this month and the entire 2017 campaign."
Assuming temperatures do reach 75 degrees in Pawtucket at some point this week, free general admission tickets will be available to children and their families who visit the McCoy Stadium box office at any time it's open this month. Fans can also order tickets over the phone by calling (401) 724-7300.
The PawSox continue this week's season-opening homestand tonight at 6:05 pm against the Chiefs, then battle Syracuse in a pair of afternoon match-ups tomorrow (4:05 pm first pitch) and Thursday (12:05 pm first pitch). After that, the PawSox welcome Lehigh Valley to town for a three-game weekend tilt, first with a 6:05 pm Friday night showdown, and then a Saturday single-admission doubleheader starting at 1:35 pm.
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