Flying Squirrels celebrate former players, past promotions with 10th Season promo schedule

Fireworks, bobbleheads and much more on tap for 2019

By Richmond Flying Squirrels | February 25, 2019 9:05 AM

FUNNVILLE - The Richmond Flying Squirrels released an exciting lineup of promotions for the upcoming 2019 season, part of a year-long celebration of the 10th season of Flying Squirrels baseball. As a nod to the first decade of Flying Squirrels baseball on the Boulevard, the schedule includes promotions with a nod to 10 memorable former Flying Squirrels players and 10 memorable past Flying Squirrels promotions.

The full promotional schedule can be found here. Individual-game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale in person at Nutzy's Block Party on March 2 at 10 a.m. at The Diamond. Tickets can be purchased online beginning at 11 a.m.

 

"Creative promotions and all-around FUNN is what we have become known for the last nine years at The Diamond and Year 10 will be all that and much more," Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell said. "We are so excited about the great lineup of promotions that will help hundreds of thousands of fans make memories this summer."

 

10 MEMORABLE FORMER PLAYERS

With the celebration of the Flying Squirrels' 10th season, the team is recognizing 10 memorable players from the franchise's first decade with a series of giveaways.

 

10 MEMORABLE PAST PROMOTIONS
The Flying Squirrels have earned a reputation for bringing fans entertaining and exciting promotions over the last decade. This year, they are reprising 10 memorable giveaways, appearances and events from the last 10 years.   

  • Thurs., May 2 - Gently Used Car Giveaway
  • Thurs., May 30 - Human Cannonball Appearance
  • Fri., June 14 - Legends of Wrestling featuring Jeff Jarrett
  • Fri., July 5 - Gatorland Appearance
  • Mon., July 22 - Richmond Hushpuppies Night & jersey auction
  • Fri., Aug. 9 - Legends of Wrestling featuring Konnan
  • Sun., August 11 - Miniature Horse Bobblehead Giveaway (1,000 fans 14 & younger)
  • Tues., August 20 - Zinger T-shirt Giveaway (1,500 fans 15 & older) presented by Seredni Tire
  • Fri., August 30 - Mini Wrestling
  • Sat., August 31 - Lifesize Nutzy Garden Gnome Giveaway

 

BOBBLEHEADS
This season, the Flying Squirrels match a franchise record with FIVE bobblehead giveaways!

  • Wed., May 22 - Charlie Culberson Bobblehair (1,000 fans 15 & older) presented by Enterprise
  • Wed., May 29 - Patrick Henry Bobblehead (1,000 fans 15 & older) presented by Bojangles'
  • Sat., July 20 - Steven Duggar "Duggarnaut" Bobblehead (1,000 fans 15 & older) presented by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.
  • Sun., August 11 - Miniature Horse Bobblehead (1,000 fans 14 & younger)
  • Fri., August 16 - Copa de la Diversión Lucha Nutzy Bobblehead (1,000 fans 15 & older) presented by Mountain Dew

 

FIREWORKS

This season, the Flying Squirrels will host 23 fireworks shows, including every Thursday and Saturday home game.

  • Thurs., April 4 - Opening Night LIT! Dueling Fireworks presented by Chick-fil-A & Virginia Birth Father Registry
  • Sat., April 6 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Caturday Festival
  • Thurs., April 18 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Multi-Cultural Night
  • Sat., April 20 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & VCU Night
  • Thurs., May 2 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Gently Used Car Giveaway 
  • Sat., May 4 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Star Wars Night
  • Thurs., May 16 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Joe T Emoji Towel Giveaway
  • Sat., May 18 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Faith Night No. 1 presented by Markel
  • Thurs., May 23 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Dance Night
  • Thurs., May 30 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Human Cannonball Launch
  • Thurs., June 13 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Grateful Fans Night
  • Sat., June 15 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & ASK Foundation Night presented by Anthem
  • Thurs., June 27 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Pride Night
  • Sat., June 29 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Military Appreciation Night presented by Movement Mortgage
  • Thurs., July 4- Independence Day Dueling Fireworks presented by Chick-fil-A & Virginia Birth Father Registry
  • Sat., July 6 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Party Like It's 1999 presented by Mr. Rooter
  • Thurs., July 18 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Virginia Tech Night featuring Andre Davis
  • Sat., July 20 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Lunar Landing Night presented by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.
  • Thurs., August 1 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Faith Night No. 2 presented by Puritan Cleaners
  • Sat., August 10 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Pop Sensations Night 
  • Sat., August 17 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Squirrelstock presented by Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond
  • Sat., August 31 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Lifesize Nutzy Gnome Giveaway
  • Sun., September 1 - In-Your-Face Fireworks & Wizarding Night

 

T-SHIRT TUESDAY GIVEAWAYS

New for 2019, the Flying Squirrels' popular T-shirt giveaway series moves from Fridays to Tuesdays.

 

APPEARANCES

  • Thurs., April 4 - Ryan Klesko (Opening Night Celebration)
  • Fri., April 5 - Blue Demon Jr. (Copa de la Diversión)
  • Sun., May 19 - Paw Patrol (Nickelodeon Day)
  • Thurs., May 30 - Human Cannonball
  • Fri., June 14 - Jeff Jarrett (Copa de la Diversión Legends of Wrestling)
  • Wed., June 26 - Live Camel (Arabian Nights)
  • Fri., July 5 - Gatorland
  • Sun., July 7 - Nature Cat
  • Thurs., July 18 - Andre Davis (Virginia Tech Night)
  • Sun., July 21 - The Amazing Tyler (Kids Don't Try This at Home)
  • Fri., August 9 - Konnan (Copa de la Diversión Legends of Wrestling)
  • Fri., August 30 - Mini Wrestling

 

ALL GIVEAWAYS

 

The full 2019 promotional schedule can be found here.

 

Individual-game tickets for all 2019 home games will go on sale in person at Nutzy's Block Party on Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. Online ticket sales will begin on March 2 at 11 a.m. The 2019 season begins Thursday, April 4 at The Diamond, with a special appearance by former MLB All-Star Ryan Klesko. For more information, visit squirrelsbaseball.com or call (804) 359-FUNN (3866).

 

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