Battle for First Place at Werner Park Features 2nd Annual "What If … Night"

Team name finalist "Omaha Force" will combine Star Wars Night with Autism Action Partnership Jersey Auction

By Omaha Storm Chasers | April 30, 2013 11:49 AM ET

OMAHA, Neb. - The Storm Chasers have won seven of their first eleven games at Werner Park this season and will face a division foe for the second home series in a row in the Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, for a battle of first place in the American Conference Northern Division. This short four-game homestand features a look in to what could have been, will take you to a galaxy far, far away and includes two FIREWORK shows!

Friday, May 3 (7:05 pm)

The Omaha Storm Chasers return to Werner Park with a BANG and yes, we're talking about American Family Insurance Friday Night FIREWORKS! If you have not done it, visit to sign up to be the American Family Insurance Family of the Game, and you might be called as the winner of FREE tickets to the game, a first pitch, jersey, and the starter of the postgame FIREWORKS. Put on your Storm Chasers blue, head to best baseball in the Omaha Metro, and stay for the FIREWORKS. Brought to you by: American Family Insurance, KETV, KQKQ Q 98 FIVE and The Reader.

Saturday, May 4 (7:05 pm)

May the FORCE be with you… The Omaha Force that is! It's the second annual "What If… Night" presented by Autism Action Partnership featuring a unique Jersey auction and post-game FIREWORKS show. Throughout the game, fans will have an opportunity to bid on "Omaha Force" jerseys worn during Saturday's game, signed by the players who wore them and auctioned off post-game with the all the proceeds going to Autism. Also, four select Omaha Force jerseys will be available for purchase on prior to "What If… Night". Starting at Noon on Friday, May 3rd and ending at Noon on Sunday, May 5th, fans can bid to own the Omaha Force jerseys of four "former" Omaha Storm Chasers players. Plus, it's "Star Wars Night"! Dress up like your favorite Star Wars characters, help us find "Yoda" around the ballpark, hear Princess Leia sing the National Anthem, and meet Darth Vader. The Force, Omaha & Jedi will definitely be strong at Werner Park Saturday night so it should not take a Jedi mind trick to tell you not to miss out on this special evening. What If… the Storm Chasers had been renamed the Omaha Force three years ago? Head out to Werner Park to find out, buy a game worn Omaha Force jersey to benefit Autism, stay for a Spectacular Star Wars FIREWORKS show and "May the Fourth be with you!" Brought to you by: Autism Action Partnership, KXKT KAT 103.7, KFFF The Wolf 93.3 and Omaha Magazine

Sunday, May 5 (2:05 pm)

Come out on U.S. Bank/Woodhouse Family Auto Family FUNday and Huerter Orthodontics Lil' Chasers Club Day to enjoy the Soby Travelling Ranch Petting Zoo. Huerter Orthodontics Lil' Chasers Club Members get in FREE and will have an exclusive Mother's Day Card Making Party near the Centris Family Fun Zone from 12:45-1:15pm. It is the first of four Omaha World-Herald Autograph Sundays. The first 1,000 fans at Werner Park will receive a FREE autograph sheet featuring Louis Coleman, Irving Falu, Michael Mariot, & Anthony Seratelli and everyone will have an opportunity to get their autographs pre-game on the field in front of Storm Chasers dugout from 1-1:30pm. Following the Redbirds versus Storm Chasers game, all kids get to run the bases with Stormy presented by Hardees. Also, it's Sam's Club canned food day. Everyone who brings a canned good item gets a free McDonald's grass berm ticket. All items collected will benefit The Open Door Mission. Brought to you by: U.S. Bank, Woodhouse Family Auto, Huerter Orthodontics, Sam's Club, Hardees, KGBI and Omaha World-Herald.

Monday, May 6 (11:05 am)

It's a B-E-A-U-tiful day for baseball! Head out to Werner Park for a great day game and ½ price burgers presented by Omaha Steaks. It's also a "SR Bingo" game. Fans interested in playing Bingo should call Brendan at (402) 738-2188. Enjoy the sun, grab a ½ price Omaha Steaks burger, and soak up all of the excitement. BINGO! Brought to you by: Omaha Steaks and KFAB 1110 AM.

Mother's Day Homestand Special

In order to have that perfect gift for Mom ready on Mother's Day, the Storm Chasers will offer the following specials during the homestand. From May 3rd to 6th, fans can enjoy FREE shipping on all online orders from the Storm Front Team Store's web site, Silver Ridge Assisted Living Silver Chaser's Club memberships will be buy one at regular price ($20), get one for FREE. Finally, visit the Storm Front Team Store at Werner Park all weekend to pick up Mom's favorite Storm Chasers gear.

For more information, contact Ben Hemmen, Director of Marketing & Promotions for the Omaha Storm Chasers at (402) 738-5106 or at

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

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