Make the Spikes part of your family this summer

Apply to welcome Spikes players into your home in 2019

May 16, 2019 1:59 AM ET

Now entering its 14th season, the State College Spikes' Host Family Program is accepting applications for potential host families for the 2019 season. While many host families return year after year, the Spikes are always looking to add to the list of families willing to open their homes to professional baseball players during the summer. The Spikes' Host Family Program helps players transition to the Happy Valley community, with many of the families and players involved keeping in touch and forging lasting relationships.

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Fireworks, Happy Valley Grilled Stickies on 2019 sked

12 dazzling displays combine with inventive theme jerseys this summer

May 7, 2019 3:20 PM ET

State College Spikes fans can look forward to 12 fantastic FIREWORKS shows, a night with the Happy Valley Grilled Stickies, and more fun theme jerseys this summer as part of the 38-game home schedule.The slate of fun, affordable family entertainment begins with Opening Night, presented by PSECU and NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC, on Saturday, June 15. The Spikes' 2019 regular season schedule is bookended with FIREWORKS nights after games on both Opening Night and the regular season home finale on Sunday, September 1. Fans will also be dazzled as the skies light up after 6:05 p.m. Sunday night games on June 30, July 7, July 14, July 28, August 18 and August 25.

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Discover a fun summer job at the Spikes Job Fair

Plenty of positions open at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park from 5-7 p.m. Thursday

May 6, 2019 1:50 PM ET

If you're looking for a fun job this summer, look no further than the State College Spikes! The Spikes are holding a Job Fair at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park from 5-7 p.m. this Thursday, May 16! Just stop by the ballpark, and you can sign up to be on the front line of providing the greatest entertainment in Central PA! There are plenty of available positions, and you can call (814) 272-1711 for more info.

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Spikes welcoming "Shermanator" as part of 2019 appearances

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, Human Cannonball to return this summer

May 2, 2019 3:18 PM ET

State College Spikes fans can look forward to a mix of returning favorites and memorable celebrities at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park throughout the 2019 schedule. Chris Owen, who portrayed "The Shermanator" in the 1999 film classic "American Pie," leads the way with an appearance on Party Like It's 1999 Night coming up on June 30, with visits from the popular Cowboy Monkey Rodeo on August 10 and the Human Cannonball on July 14 also on tap this summer.

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Spikes Pride Hat, Kia Lease Giveaway highlight 2019

Plenty of giveaways dot promo schedule during upcoming season

April 30, 2019 3:31 PM ET

The State College Spikes will be giving away Pride Hats on Friday, June 28 as part of the inaugural National Pride Month Celebration, headlining a full slate of giveaways for the 2019 season. The first 500 fans through the gates for the 7:05 p.m. game on June 28 will get the hats, featuring a rainbow flag pattern inside the Spikes' "Ribbon-S" logo. The Spikes' 2019 giveaway roster also includes two editions of LuCKy's Kia Lease Giveaway, presented by Lion Country Kia, to bookend the summer. One "LuCKy" fan will be guaranteed to drive away from the ballpark with a lease on their own Kia as part of Opening Night, presented by PSECU, on Saturday, June 15, with another opportunity at the regular season home finale on Sunday, September 1 as part of Fan Appreciation Night.

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Spikes unveil trio of 2019 bobblehead giveaways

Blue & White greats McSorley, Taylor, Thomas to be featured

April 29, 2019 2:44 PM ET

Record-setting quarterback and 2019 NFL Draft pick Trace McSorley joins 2018 world champion wrestler David Taylor and the second overall choice in the 1990 NFL Draft, Blair Thomas, on this summer's roster of State College Spikes bobblehead giveaways. Fans will also be delighted by special appearances from Taylor and Thomas during each of their respective bobblehead nights.

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Watch Cards-Bucs & get single-game tix at TicketFest

Catch on the field, inflatables also part of May 11 event

April 29, 2019 10:48 AM ET

State College Spikes fans will be able to purchase individual game tickets for all 38 games on the Spikes' 2019 home schedule and watch former Spikes in action in the big leagues at TicketFest, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. All fans are invited to a watch party at the ballpark as the St. Louis Cardinals, the Spikes' major league affiliate, take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 2:15 p.m. Gates for the watch party will open at 1 p.m., with free hot dogs, soda and water available for fans of all ages. TicketFest will feature more family fun as well, with select inflatable games for the kids, raffle and door prizes, ballpark tours, and a free chance to play catch on the field, weather permitting.

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Parking for Blue-White doubleheader Saturday

Fans encouraged to arrive early for twin bill at Medlar Field

April 11, 2019 11:10 AM ET

With the Penn State baseball schedule changing this weekend, fans planning to attend Saturday's doubleheader as part of Blue-White Weekend are encouraged to arrive on campus earlier than normal in order to assist traffic flow and parking. Fans attending the Nittany Lions' pair of games against Nebraska on Saturday are advised to arrive from 1:00-4:30 p.m. The Blue-White Game presented by Highmark will kick off at 3:00 p.m. in Beaver Stadium, with a doubleheader consisting of two nine-inning games taking place at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and also starting at 3:00 p.m.

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Less than a week left to get your dog on Bark in the Park jersey

Jerseys featuring fan-submitted dog photos to be worn for four 2019 games

March 22, 2019 10:38 AM ET

The State College Spikes are proud to announce that fans will have the chance to show their very own puppy love this season like never before with the club's Bark in the Park Jerseys. The jerseys, which will be worn by the Spikes for each of the four Bark in the Park Nights at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park this season, will consist of a collage of dog photos submitted by fans via e-mail and through the Spikes' social media channels. The Bark in the Park Jerseys, in partnership with Metzger Animal Hospital, will also offer multiple ways to help support five local animal rescue organizations - PAWS of Centre County, Pets Come First, Rescue Our Furry Friends (R.O.F.F.), Hope's Dream Rescue and Beagle 911.

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Bid on an array of memorabilia on your phone at SpikesFest

All bids going through LiveSource app to benefit Mount Nittany Health Foundation

March 1, 2019 11:26 AM ET

Fans will have a wide variety of autographed items and more sports memorabilia from across the sports landscape to bid on this Sunday, March 3 during SpikesFest 2019, presented by Mount Nittany Health and media sponsors WTAJ-TV and BIG Froggy 101. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Mount Nittany Health Foundation, and fans will be wowed by items featuring sports legends from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and beyond.

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