Woodbridge, VA---The Potomac Nationals are gearing up for one of the grooviest nights of the 2019 season, as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers visit Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium for a doubleheader on Saturday, July 20th. From a celebration of Woodstock's 50th anniversary with theme jerseys to a Juan Soto bobblehead, a celebrity autograph signing, and fireworks, there will be something for everyone at The Pfitz.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Juan Soto "Road to the Show" Childish Bambino bobblehead, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union. This one-of-a-kind collectible honors Soto's meteoric rise through the minors in 2018, which included a dominant run in a P-Nats uniform. It'll feel like summer once you get your hands on your miniature Childish Bambino.
Fans who yearn for two games of peace and music will enjoy Saturday's celebration of the Woodstock music festival, which took place 50 years ago this summer. The P-Nats will put a spell on you with decorations, music and a photo booth for fans to mark the occasion. A tie-dye bat signed by the 2019 P-Nats will be raffled off at Fan Assistance, while players will wear trippy, psychedelic jerseys presented by Play4TheCure. The keepsakes will be auctioned off during the course of the evening with proceeds benefitting the National Foundation for Cancer Research (Play4TheCure), and winners will have an opportunity to take a picture with the player who wore and signed the jersey after the game.
An MLB legend will grace The Pfitz on Saturday, as five-time All-Star Fred McGriff will meet with fans and signs autographs as part of the P-Nats' Legends Autograph Series, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union. A World Series Champion with the Atlanta Braves in 1995, "The Crime Dog" hit 493 home runs in his illustrious career.
Mr. McGriff will sign free autographs for fans on the stadium concourse from 6:00pm to approximately 7:40pm.
Season ticket holders may begin lining up to receive Fred McGriff's autograph once Season Ticket Holder gates open to Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium at 3:30pm, while the general public may begin lining up for the Fred McGriff autograph signing at 4:00pm following the general public gate opening time.
Fans will receive one (1) autograph per person.
Fans must be in the autograph signing line to receive an autograph from Mr. McGriff.
Fans still in line at the scheduled conclusion of Mr. McGriff's public autograph session are not guaranteed an autograph.
Mr. McGriff will not be signing personalized inscriptions, and no posed photography with Mr. McGriff will be permitted in an effort to keep the autograph signing line moving as quickly as possible so the maximum amount of fans will be able to receive a signature from Fred McGriff.
Mr. McGriff will sign either items brought to The Pfitz by fans, or fans will be able to purchase an 8x10 photograph of Fred McGriff at the autograph signing table for $5 per photo.
Fans are not guaranteed an autograph from Mr. McGriff with the purchase of their game ticket.
All policies regarding Fred McGriff's autograph signing with the Potomac Nationals are subject to change without advanced notice given to fans.
The Potomac Nationals have teamed up with the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation to end the cycle of domestic violence with a night of awareness. The first 500 fans to the ballpark on Saturday will receive a Joe Torre baseball card and a Topps baseball card set, while there will be a baseball signed by the Hall of Famer up for raffle at Fan Assistance.
Saturday is also Scout Night at the ballpark, where you can bring your troop, pack, or den to the game and participate in a pre-game parade on the warning track. All scouts will receive a special patch to commemorate their experience and will have an opportunity to spend the night camping in the outfield.
To add to the pre-game ambiance, local band "Just Wanna Play" will perform in the café area prior to the first pitch of game one.
After the game, kids can run the bases presented by Glory Days Grill, and all fans can stick around for post-game fireworks presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union and WTOP.
First pitch of game one is scheduled for 5:00pm, with gates opening at 4:00pm. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to increase their chances of getting a P-Nats premium giveaway item, the Juan Soto bobblehead. The doubleheader will feature two seven-inning games, with the second game starting approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
For more information on 2019 Potomac Nationals single game tickets, please contact Director of Season Ticket and Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or via e-mail at email@example.com. Fans with questions may also contact Potomac Nationals' Ticket Operations Manager, Matt LeBlanc, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 225, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P-Nats' 2019 ticket plans and group outings are currently available for purchase. For more information, or to purchase any of these plans, contact Potomac Nationals Director of Season Ticket and Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Northwest Federal Field 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 10 CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the P-Nats' 2019 season and beyond are available, as well as all-inclusive corporate picnic outings to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. 2019 Potomac Nationals season tickets are now on sale, while mini plans will be available soon. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2019 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, picnic packages, fundraisers, and all things Red, White, and Blue, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com, follow the P-Nats on Facebook (@PotomacNationals), Twitter (@PNats42), and Instagram (@pnats42), or call the Potomac Nationals' Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office at 703-590-2311.
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