Children will have dugout chats, take the field, present lineups, select the music, operate the PA, assist ushers, sweep the bases, and more
Coming off their best-attended weekend of the year, the Pawtucket Red Sox will admit children 16 and under for free the final 10 games of the regular season, and will let "kids run the show" at each game. The club will also present special bargain options for their parents during these final 10 games.
Members of the PawSox Kids Club will launch the 10-game stretch with their annual "Kids Free" day on Sunday, August 18. The Kids Club will have a parade on the field before the 1:05 p.m. game versus the Toledo Mud Hens. All children are welcome free starting that day, and can sign up for the PawSox Kids Club at pawsox.com or at the games they attend.
At each of the 10 games, children 16 and under will be invited to have "Dugout Chats about Balls & Bats" with a PawSox player before the game, and many will have the opportunity to take the field with the players, present lineups to the umpires, select the music that plays before the game and between innings, operate the Public Address microphone, assist ushers while giving gifts to other children, and sweep the bases between innings. The full list of opportunities will grow and be continually updated at pawsox.com.
Parents have the option to partake of a new "End of Summer Family Bargain" in which they each receive a General Admission ticket, $2 in loaded value (good for food, beverage, or merchandise), and a PawSox cap, all for $12 (a $26 value).
"These three components--tickets, ballpark credit, and of course, a hat- are a baseball hat trick," said Senior Vice President/Sales and Marketing Rob Crain. "We hope this family bargain expresses our appreciation to moms and dads for taking the kids out to the ballgame this summer.
"We also hope that offering opportunities for children to help in the operation of the ballgame provides an interactive, engaging experience that transforms them from spectator to participant. It should provide a host of Instagram Moments."
In addition to the launch on Sunday, August 18, the other nine regular season home games start Monday, August 26, and continue daily through Labor Day, September 2. The homestand includes a twi-night double header at 5:05 p.m. on Friday, August 30, versus Lehigh Valley to make up an earlier rainout.
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