"In preparation for the Potomac Nationals' upcoming 2019 season at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium, our club is so excited and proud to kick off what we feel is one of the best promotional schedules in our team's history," said Potomac Nationals General Manager of Sales, Bryan Holland.
"The Red, White, and Blue faithful will enjoy a Potomac Nationals' 2019 promotional slate that will pay tribute to the previous 35 years of baseball and family-friendly fun at The Pfitz, while our upcoming promo schedule is packed with some of the best bobblehead giveaways in all of Minor League Baseball, a star-studded celebrity autograph signing appearance lineup, and countless premium theme nights, special events, and one-of-a-kind promotions that will appeal to the entire family," said Holland.
The top family-friendly affordable entertainment venue in Northern Virginia will host an expansive slate of one-of-a-kind promotions courtesy of the Potomac Nationals. Another stacked bobblehead lineup and attention-grabbing theme nights will pair with six fireworks shows that will light up the Woodbridge night sky.
Yet to be matched in the Carolina League, and maybe even Minor League Baseball, the creativity from the organization has led to a promotional schedule that will include six bobblehead giveaways, a legendary celebrity appearance lineup, three Scout Nights, seven custom theme jersey auctions, wide-ranging theme nights, which will include celebrations of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghostbusters, Field of Dreams, and much more,and the top Fourth of July festivities and fireworks in Northern Virginia!
"As humble recipients of back-to-back Carolina League Marketing & Promotional Excellence Awards, our front office staff is ready to rise to the challenge of a three-peat with respect to perennial promotional prowess within our circuit as we strive to be one of the most forward-thinking, outside-the-box organizations in the Minors," said Holland.
Fireworks will grace the sky at Northwest Federal Field on select nights as well as the Fourth of July in 2019. Fans can come see a fireworks extravaganza on Saturdays (June 8th, June 22nd, July 20th, August 10th and August 24th, with the first four dates presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union), and the Fourth of July. All fireworks shows are co-sponsored by WTOP.
"The P-Nats are prepared to put on an excellent show in 2019 that will honor the decades of success our franchise, our fans, our corporate partners, our community partners, and our booster club members have enjoyed in Prince William County at The Pfitz," said P-Nats General Manager of Operations, Aaron Johnson.
"Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium will be the place to be next spring and summer for the best in first-class entertainment in Northern Virginia, and we can't wait to welcome our fan base back to the Home of the Potomac Nationals for our 36th campaign of P-Nats Baseball," said Johnson.
In keeping up with what is now an annual tradition with the P-Nats, the Legends Autograph Series, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union, will return for 2019. In a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the movie Field of Dreams, actor Dwier Brown, who played John Kinsella in the film, will be on hand on Saturday, August 10th to headline the autograph series.
Other featured autographed guests will include:
6/22: Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals Legend of the National Hockey League (NHL)
7/20: Fred McGriff, Major League Baseball (MLB) Great and Five Time All-Star
8/9: Etan Thomas, Washington Wizards Legend of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and TBD Washington Mystics star as part of D.C. Basketball Night
8/23: Jerry "The King" Lawler, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer for "A Royal Night with The King"
8/24: Phil Morris, "Jackie Chiles" in Legendary TV Series Seinfeld
Free autographs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
As the years have moved on, the bobbleheads given out at Northwest Federal Field have just gotten better and better, and 2019 is no exception. Set to feature a celebrity guest, and former Potomac Nationals players, five different bobbleheads will be given away to the first 1,000 fans through the gates at the ballpark on Saturdays in 2019!
The 2019 P-Nats Bobblehead Giveaway Lineup Features:
5/25: Adam Eaton "Mighty Mouse" Bobblehead, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union
6/22: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 35th Anniversary "Indiana Strasburg" Bobblehead, presented by Cowles Parkway Ford
7/6: 2019 Fans' Choice: Carter Kieboom Ghostbusters Proton Pack Bobblehead, presented by Loyal Hygiene Solutions*
*Fans voted on which former P-Nats player's likeness they wanted to be see featured for the 2019 Fans' Choice Bobblehead giveaway on Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Night
7/20: Juan Soto "Road to The Show" Childish Bambino Bobblehead, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union
8/10: Field of Dreams 30th Anniversary Night "John Kinsella" Bobblehead, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union
8/24: Victor Robles #1 Nats Prospect Bobblehead, presented by Dave Stinson GEICO
In addition to the bobblehead slate, many other giveaway items will be available for fans at Northwest Federal Field throughout the Carolina League season, including:
4/4-4/6: 2019 P-Nats Magnet Schedule (First 500)
4/19: 1985 Throwback Barry Bonds Prince William Pirates Bobblehead (First 250)
*This Throwback Barry Bonds Bobblehead is a re-issued giveaway of the exclusive 2016 P-Nats Season Ticket Holder Gift
4/21: 2019 P-Nats First Half Team Photo, presented by OmniRide (First 500)
6/7: Mystery Item on Mystery Night (First 750)
6/8: Camo Hat, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union (First 1,000)
6/23: Juan Soto Puzzle as part of Autism Awareness Day, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union (First 1,000)
7/21: P-Nats Grill Apron, presented by VDSS: Virginia Birth Father Registry (First 1,000)
8/9: Juan Soto P-Nats Jersey T-Shirt, presented by UniFirst (First 1,000)
8/23: Mini Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium Replica (First 1,000), presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union
8/25: 2019 P-Nats Second Half Team Photo (First 500)
8/29: Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium Dirt (First 750)
A custom theme jersey will accompany many premium theme nights throughout the 2019 campaign. These game-used, on-field jerseys, will be autographed by P-Nats players and coaches, and put on silent auction during that specific game. The proceeds from these auctions will benefit select non-profit organizations and P-Nats charitable initiatives. Theme jerseys set for 2019 include:
5/4: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Night, benefitting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
6/22: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 35th Anniversary Night, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union, benefitting Volunteer Prince William
7/6: Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Night, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union, benefitting the NWFCU Foundation
7/20: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Night, benefitting Play4TheCure
8/9: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 25th Anniversary Night/Pets in the Park Night, benefitting the National Kidney Foundation
8/10: Field of Dreams 30th Anniversary Night, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union, benefitting Special Olympics VA
Throughout the season, P-Nats players and coaches will wear special Military Appreciation Jerseys on all Sundays, Military Appreciation Night, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. These jerseys, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union, will be auctioned off on the final Sunday of the regular season (8/25) to benefit the Women Veterans Interactive.
A trio of Scout Nights in 2019 will allow both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to participate in pre-game festivities, take in a P-Nats game, catch a post-game fireworks extravaganza, and camp out on the field at The Pfitz with a movie on the video board. Scout Night dates for 2019 are Saturday, June 22nd, Saturday, July 20th, and Saturday, August 10th.
As part of the P-Nats' comprehensive community relations initiative, Uncle Slam's Reading Program is back once again. This program encourages local school kids to read books and then come out to a P-Nats game. Each date as part of Uncle Slam's Reading Program is paired with a special theme.
Reading Program dates in 2019 include:
5/5: Harry Potter Day
5/19: Pokémon Day
6/7: Mystery Night
6/9: Caped Crusaders Day
Over the course of the season, the P-Nats will welcome day cares and summer camps to Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium. Day Care/Summer Camp games in 2019 are scheduled for Tuesday, 7/9, and Thursday, 8/1, with both games scheduled for 12:05pm.
Premium themed games during the 2019 season include:
4/19: Throwback to Opening Day 1984
4/20: The Return of Salute to Jorts Night
4/21: P-Nats First Half Team Autograph Signing, presented by OmniRide & Easter Sunday with the P-Nats: post-game Easter Egg Hunt and meet the Easter Bunny
5/4: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Night with Jersey Auction
5/5: Harry Potter Day & Cinco de Mayo Celebration
5/19: Pokémon Day
5/27: Memorial Day Monday Celebration
6/7: Mystery Night
6/8: Military Appreciation Night
6/21: Office Space 20th Anniversary Night
6/22: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 35th Anniversary Night with Jersey Auction; Health and Wellness Night, presented by Mary Washington Healthcare, Washington Capitals Night
6/23: Autism Awareness Day to benefit Autism Speaks
7/4: Food, Fireworks, & Fun Independence Day Celebration
7/5: 25 Years since Friends Debuted Night
7/6: Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Night with Jersey Auction
7/7: Caped Crusaders Night
7/19: Margaritaville Night at the Park & Recycling Pays Night, presented by PWC Recycling Program
7/20: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Night with Jersey Auction
7/21: Frozen in the Summer Day Presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union, Late Father's Day Celebration, presented by VDSS: Virginia Birth Father Registry
8/9: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 25th Anniversary Night/Pets in the Park Night with Jersey Auction & Recycling Pays Night, presented by PWC Recycling Program, DC Basketball Night
8/10: Field of Dreams 30th Anniversary Night with Jersey Auction, Celebrity Appearance & Bobblehead
8/11: Fortnite Day
8/23: WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Legends Night
8/24: Jackie Chiles Appreciation Night; XPogo Stunt Team Performance, presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union
8/25: P-Nats Second Half Team Autograph Signing
A complete 2019 Potomac Nationals Promotional Schedule will soon be published online at www.potomacnationals.com.
Note: All Potomac Nationals' promotions and promo dates are subject to change.
Game times for all P-Nats' home game dates will be announced in early 2019.
P-Nats Opening Day 2019 at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner stadium is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th, as The Red, White, & Blue will host the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Houston).
2019 Mini Plans will go on-sale on Friday, December 21st.
P-Nats' 2019 ticket plans, group events, and fundraisers are currently on sale. For more information or to purchase any of these, contact Potomac Nationals Director of Season Ticket & Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311 ext. 221, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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