PORTLAND, ME–The Sea Dogs Biscuit is back! Today, the Sea Dogs announced that Gifford’s Ice Cream will serve as the team’s official ice cream partner and will supply the popular Sea Dogs Biscuit. The Gifford family, a fifth-generation ice cream maker behind what is affectionately known as “HomeMaine ice cream”,
PORTLAND, ME–The Sea Dogs Biscuit is back! Today, the Sea Dogs announced that Gifford’s Ice Cream will serve as the team’s official ice cream partner and will supply the popular Sea Dogs Biscuit. The Gifford family, a fifth-generation ice cream maker behind what is affectionately known as “HomeMaine ice cream”, will start supplying the Sea Dogs Biscuit for the 2021 baseball season on Tuesday, May 4th at the team’s first home game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
The popular Sea Dogs Biscuit, consisting of Gifford’s vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies, will be available at Hadlock Field during all Sea Dogs home games, Gifford’s five family-owned stands throughout central Maine, select partner stands all over New England, and various retailers across the state.
“In searching for a new ice cream vendor, it was extremely important to us to find a Maine-based company that shared our same core values,” stated Sea Dogs President & General Manager Geoff Iacuessa. “Gifford’s has a remarkable reputation for providing delicious award-winning ice cream and have been a business and community leader in Maine for generations. We are extremely proud to be partnering with this Maine family-owned company.”
To welcome Gifford’s to the team, the Sea Dogs’ have renamed the right field pavilion seats at Hadlock Field, which will now be known as the Gifford’s HomeMaine Ice Cream Pavilion. The pavilion is modeled after the “Monster Seats” at Fenway Park, where fans have spacious countertop seating with spectacular views of the field and is the only place in the ballpark that you have an opportunity to catch a homerun ball.
“The Sea Dogs season is something our family has looked forward to each year since we were kids, and the Gifford’s team is so excited to join forces with the Sea Dogs organization,” said JC Gifford, VP of Sales for Gifford’s Ice Cream. “Ice cream is about making people happy–and what better way to celebrate Maine summer than having a Sea Dogs Biscuit at Hadlock Field?”
Gifford’s has a recent history of partnering with New England professional sports teams to share the goodness that is HomeMaine ice cream. In March 2021, they announced a new partnership with the Boston Celtics and rolled out Full Quart Pretz, the official flavor of the NBA team. Additionally, Gifford’s serves as the official ice cream of both the New England Patriots® and the Boston Bruins® with Power Play Fudge as the official flavor of the Bruins and Dough Your Job as the official flavor of the Patriots.
“We’re honored to partner with this likeminded team that has brought a smile to Mainer’s faces for decades,” concluded JC Gifford. “Go grab your Sea Dog Biscuit on May 4th!”
About Gifford’s Ice Cream
Gifford’s HomeMaine Ice Cream is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that still makes ice cream the old-fashioned way – from scratch, with fresh milk and cream from local dairy farms. Their antique Cherry Burrell freezers slow churn the most delicious, creamiest ice cream possible to make the world’s best ice cream in New England for New Englanders. The company has earned numerous international and national “First Place” and “World’s Best” awards for its premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sherbet. Gifford’s is also the official ice cream of the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins and has created signature flavors for each team and their fans. As New England’s ice cream, the company sells its products throughout New England and has five famous ice cream stands in Maine. For more information visit www.giffordsicecream.com. Follow Gifford’s Ice Cream on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Portland Sea Dogs
The Portland Sea Dogs are the Double-A Northeast League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. In 28 seasons the Sea Dogs have welcomed over 10 million fans to Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. The Sea Dogs have been awarded two of Minor League Baseball’s most coveted awards, the John H. Johnson President’s Trophy, Minor League Baseball’s most prestigious award, and the Bob Freitas Award, which is presented by Baseball America for long-term success. The Sea Dogs’ “Strike Out Cancer in Kids” program has raised over 5 million dollars for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Over 300 Sea Dogs players have played in the Major Leagues including some of today’s Red Sox stars including Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and Christian Vazquez. For more information on the Sea Dogs visit seadogs.com. Follow the Sea Dogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.