San Jose Giants Reach 10,000 Instagram Followers

Organization to hold Favorite San Jose Giants Memory Contest for chance to participate in 2017 Opening Day Diamond Season Festivities

February 15, 2017 7:53 PM ET

San Jose, CA- The San Jose Giants have reached the 10,000 followers landmark on InstagramTM. The team now reaches nearly 145,000 combined followers on all social media platforms, placing them number six in all of Minor League Baseball.

As part of the celebration, the organization is asking for all the great San Jose Giants fans to share pictures of their favorite memories of baseball at Municipal Stadium on social media using the hashtag #OurGiants while tagging the San Jose Giants. These memories will be posted on the Municipal Stadium Video board all season long and two lucky posts will have the opportunity to participate in the San Jose Giants Opening Day Diamond Season Celebration, recognizing both the team's 30-year affiliation with the San Francisco Giants and 75 years of baseball at Municipal Stadium.

"Reaching 10,000 Instagram followers is a milestone achievement for the entire organization and our fans, demonstrating the passion and excitement for our team and our Giants," said Juliana Paoli, San Jose Giants Senior VP of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer. "I look forward to hosting the special guests and their families on Opening Night and watching them take the field with the team as part of our Diamond Season celebration at Municipal Stadium. We want to encourage everyone to visit our Instagram and FacebookTM pages to take part in the fun because one contestant from each platform will be chosen to represent all San Jose Giants fans at the 2017 Opening Night Celebration." 

In addition to taking the field with the team for the National Anthem, the winning fans will receive a prize pack from the San Jose Giants Dugout Store, a custom uniform along with a team autographed bat and ball, meet and take a photo with their favorite, current San Jose Giants player and receive a VIP Package including four box seats to the game and four meal tickets to World Famous Turkey Mike's BBQ.

All photo submissions on the San Jose Giants social media accounts for this promotion are subject to use in marketing, advertising and other purposes as deemed appropriate by the San Jose Giants. All submissions should encompass the family spirit of Minor League Baseball.

The San Jose Giants 2017 home schedule begins Thursday, April 13 at Municipal Stadium against the Stockton Ports. Ticket packages are on sale now. The complete 2017 promotional schedule will be released in the coming weeks and single tickets go on sale Monday, March 6. For more information, visit sjgiants.com or call 408.297.1435.

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