(AKRON, OHIO) February 11, 2015 - The Akron RubberDucks announced today it will be holding a "Brian Williams' Pants-on-Fire Night" on National Tell a Story Day, Monday, April 27, when they are scheduled to face the Altoona Curve at 6:35 p.m.
The 2015 Akron RubberDucks promotional schedule is set to be announced next week, but in light of Williams' suspension by NBC News, the RubberDucks wanted to create a special night to have some good-natured fun about this national news story.
"Monday, April 27 is national 'Tell a Story Day' and we could not think of a better storyteller," said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander. "We thought this would be a fun, tongue-in-cheek night for our fans."
The night will feature an array of storytelling-related fun. Highlights include:
- First 100 fans will receive a pair of suspenders upon entering Canal Park
- On-field contests, including "To Tell the Truth" and "Two Truths & a Brian Williams," also known as "Two Truths and a Lie"
- In honor of National Tell a Story Day, a fan named Brian Williams will read tall tales
- A between-inning chance for fans to audition to be the next television news anchor on the video board, with the fan-voted winner's video sent to NBC
- A pair of pants from Brian Williams will be burned in a "pants on fire" ceremony
- Any fan in attendance named Brian Williams will have a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2015 season will be its 19th since moving to Canal Park and its second as the RubberDucks. The 2015 regular season begins at home on Thursday, April 9 vs. Binghamton Mets, at 6:35 p.m. For more information, go to www.AkronRubberDucks.com or call 330-253-5151.