Franklin bobblehead night tops '14 giveaway slate

Aug. 28 giveaway honors new Blue and White football coach

By State College Spikes | April 23, 2014 11:35 AM

STATE COLLEGE- The State College Spikes have announced the team's 2014 fan giveaway schedule, which will be headlined by Coach James Franklin Bobblehead Doll Night on Thursday, August 28 at 7:05 p.m. against Williamsport.

The Coach Franklin bobblehead giveaway will be held just 36 hours before his team kicks off the 2014 football season in Dublin, Ireland, and also coincides with the Spikes popular THON Night game. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive the giveaway presented by The Nittany Lion Inn & The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

This will mark the second consecutive season the Spikes will commemorate the Blue and White's head football coach with a bobblehead doll. Last August 28, fans lined up for hours prior to that night's Spikes game to receive the Coach Bill O'Brien bobblehead giveaway.

The Spikes' 38-game home schedule at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park will run from June 14 to August 30. 14 additional dates during the 2014 season will feature premium fan giveaway items. The complete 2014 fan giveaway schedule is listed below:

2014 STATE COLLEGE SPIKES FAN GIVEAWAY SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 14: Schedule Magnet Giveaway (First 2,500 fans) presented by PSECU

Tuesday, June 17: T-Shirt Tuesday Giveaway #1 (First 500 fans) presented by First National Bank

Wednesday, June 18: Spikes Futbol Scarf Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by P.J. Harrigan's

Tuesday, June 24: T-Shirt Tuesday Giveaway #2 (First 500 Fans)

Wednesday, June 25: David Washington "Walk-Off" Doormat Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Boyles Insurance

Saturday, July 5: Spikes Cap Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Lion Country Kia

Friday, July 11: Spikes Fleece Blanket Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Penn State Federal Credit Union

Tuesday, July 22: T-Shirt Tuesday Giveaway #3 (First 500 Fans)

Thursday, July 24: Spikes Team Poster Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans)

Friday, July 25: Local First Responders Playing Card Set (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Centre Communications

Sunday, August 3: Spikes Pink Ribbon Drawstring Bag Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Mount Nittany Health

Tuesday, August 12: T-Shirt Tuesday Giveaway #4 (First 500 Fans) presented by P.J. Harrigan's

Wednesday, August 13: Spikes Jersey Pillow Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Northwest Savings Bank

Thursday, August 28: Coach James Franklin Bobblehead Doll Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by The Nittany Lion Inn & The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Friday, August 29: Spikes Clear Plastic Stadium Bag Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Penn State Sports Medicine

The Spikes offer the area's most fun, affordable night out with ticket prices ranging between just $6-12. Single-game tickets for all 38 home dates will go on sale to the public this Saturday, April 26. At 9 a.m. single-game tickets can be purchased as part of an online-only pre-sale. At 12 p.m. tickets can be purchased in person at the Spikes Season Kickoff Party at Damon's Sports Bar & Grill or over the phone by calling (814) 272-1711. 

Season Tickets, Value Plans, McDonald's Flex Books and an array of group and corporate hospitality options are currently available and can be reserved by calling (814) 272-1711. To view the complete menu of Spikes ticket options for the 2014 season click here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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