For the first time in Minor League Baseball, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are asking fans to take the pledge to put down their phones. On Tuesday, July 18th, the Ponies will host "No Devices Night," where the team will have fans put down the electronics for one night and spend some quality time with one another as they battle the Akron RubberDucks in a doubleheader starting at 5:35 PM with gates opening at 5:00 pm.
As part of the festivities, Binghamton Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes has pledged to purchase dinner for the first 15 families that call and purchase a table at one of our group seating areas, saying, "What better way to spend quality time with friends and family than sitting at a dinner table at NYSEG Stadium with one another talking about how the day went. I want to encourage families to be more active in the moments that matter with the people that matter. Wait until they see the desert."
Each table will also be provided with a fun interactive family trivia event in which each family will find out how well they know one another. Questions will include but are not limited to, "Would you rather own your own boat or your own plane? Be able to fly or be invisible?.....along with many other questions as well.
Throughout the night the Rumble Ponies' Carousel Crew will seek out families to take part in family oriented contests on the field such as:
- Townsquare Media Challenge - How Well Do You Know Your Mother and Father?
- Dick's Sporting Goods Challenge - Tug-O-War
- Dental Dash - Mother/Son or Father/Daughter
- Amongst many other games as well
Additionally, the Rumble Ponies have developed a Shun Camera that will focus on any fans caught using their mobile device during the game.
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the Starting Gate Box Office, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; by phone 607.722.FUNN (3866); or online at www.BINGRP.com.
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