GRAND CHUTE, WI - The final part of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers promotional calendar is ready to be unveiled. The team is bringing back some of the theme nights and special days from past seasons and adding some new ones for 2016.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10 - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TUG-OF-WAR: Is the football team at your high school the strongest? They can prove it in pre-game feats of strength. Contact the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Group Sales Representative Kaitlynn Sablich - firstname.lastname@example.org - for information on how to enter your team!
FRIDAY, APRIL 29 - EMERGENCY SERVICES NIGHT: Police departments, fire departments, and first responders are bringing their vehicles out to the stadium. Fans can take a look at the gear on the way into the stadium. Additionally, members of area emergency services receive a special ticket price to attend the game thanks to Baycom.
SUNDAY, MAY 1 - GIRL SCOUT DAY: Discounted tickets are available for Girl Scout Troops on this date. All Girl Scouts attending the game may participate in a pregame parade on the field. Contact Group Sales Representative Brittany Ezze - email@example.com - for information or to order tickets.
FRIDAY, MAY 13 - SUPERHERO NIGHT #1: Marvel's Captain America and Invincible Iron Man may be on opposite sides in the upcoming Civil War, but they are teaming up to be at the ballpark for the first of three Superhero games during the 2016 season. Cap and Iron Man will meet fans during the game, too. Come on out for pictures in your own costumes and pick a side.
SATURDAY, MAY 14 - BARK IN THE PARK: Pet parents and their pups are invited to attend the game by the Timber Rattlers, Fox Valley Animal Referral Center, and Fromm Family Foods. The left field berm area will be set aside for canines to enjoy the game.
SUNDAY, MAY 15 - HANK THE DOG: The Ballpark Pup is making the journey from Miller Park to the Timber Rattlers game courtesy of Fox Valley Animal Referral Center and Fromm Family Foods. Hank the Dog will be available to meet fans and pose for photographs before and during the game.
THURSDAY, MAY 19 - FOX 11 WEATHER DAY: The FOX 11 Weather Team will be on hand for a pregame presentation and a meet & greet. Plus, fans will be able to try their hand with a green screen and check out the FOX 11 Storm Chaser Vehicle in front of the stadium for this game.
FRIDAY, MAY 20 - LEGO NIGHT: The Timber Rattlers are celebrating everyone's favorite building blocks on this evening. Edvest College Savings Plan invite you to celebrate Lego Night, too! Come out to get your picture taken with Life-sized Lego figures and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Jonathan Lucroy mini-figure.
SATURDAY, MAY 21 - FAITH NIGHT: Stick around after the game for a concert by national Christian recording artist Danen Kane presented by 91.9, The Family.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - SUPERHERO NIGHT #2: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging through the Fox Cities for a stop at this Timber Rattlers game. Meet everyone's favorite web-slinging, wall-crawler on this amazing night!
SATURDAY, JUNE 4 - STAR WARS NIGHT: The Force awoke last December and will return to Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium for another Star Wars Night. Timber Rattlers players will wear Star Wars™ themed jerseys for the game and fans could take home one of those jerseys if they win the silent auction that will be held during the game. Stick around for a postgame fireworks display to music from the movies.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - STITCH N' PITCH: Watch the Timber Rattlers while you knit, sew, or do needlepoint. A special section will be set aside for fans who wish to participate in Stitch N' Pitch that night. Contact the Group Sales Department for more information or to order tickets.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9 - SALUTE TO COWS: Wisconsin is America's Dairyland! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Milk Source are bringing back Salute to Cows. It has been a special night at the ballpark for several years and the 2016 Salute to Cows will be no different.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 & FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - PEANUT FREE NIGHTS: The first two home games of the second half will be peanut-free. There will be no peanuts allowed in the stadium on these nights so that fans with peanut allergies may attend the games.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - HALLOWEEN IN JUNE: Time to test out your October costume with this dress rehearsal at the ballpark as the Rattlers and YouthGo present Halloween in June. The evening will feature costume contests, Trick-or-Treat, and ghosts will be busted because we called a special team to appear at this game.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 - HARRY POTTER NIGHT: Hogwarts comes to the ballpark for Harry Potter Night! Celebrate the books and movies with this debut promotion made possible by Neuroscience Group at the Timber Rattlers game! The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a special Timber Rattlers themed Harry Potter scarf.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 - STRIKE OUT STROKE: Neuroscience Group will have the MEGA Brain outside the stadium as an attraction and to raise awareness for brain health and the signs of stroke. MEGA Brain - the only inflatable, walk-through brain exhibit in the world - will be available for fans to take guided tours.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30 - MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: The home team will wear special military-themed jerseys during this game when the Rattlers and American National Bank present Military Appreciation Night. There will be special ticket deals for active and retired military personnel for this game.
FRIDAY, JULY 8 - FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY: The team is hosting a Real Wisconsin Fish Fry in the Fox Communities Credit Union Fox Club! Reserve your seat and your meal by contacting the Timber Rattlers Box Office.
SATURDAY, JULY 9 - STORYBOOK PRINCESS NIGHT #1: The storybook princesses come back to the ballpark for this popular theme night. They will host a VIP Tea Party in the Fox Club before the game and space will be limited. If you miss out on the VIP Tea Party, the princesses are available to meet fans for pictures during the game, too!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 - LADIES' NIGHT: This one is for the ladies. There will be samples from Barefoot Wine and one lucky lady will go home with a diamond from Avenue Jewelers.
FRIDAY, JULY 22 - MINION NIGHT: Everyone loves the henchmen! The Rattlers have invited the Minions to come back to the ballpark and they have accepted.
SATURDAY, JULY 23 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY: There wasn't a White Christmas in the Fox Cities this past December. Hopefully, there won't be a White Christmas in July at the stadium. Santa Claus, his helpers, and maybe a reindeer or two are bringing plenty of peace on earth and goodwill toward men this Christmas in July.
SATURDAY, JULY 23 - MILE OF MUSIC BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center is sponsoring a Blood Drive at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium and all donors will receive a VIP ticket to the pre-Mile of Music Concert, a rare Corey Chisel bobblehead, and access to a special Mile of Music showcase concert immediately following the blood drive!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 - STORYBOOK PRINCESS NIGHT #2: The storybook princesses have such a good time with Timber Rattlers fans that one visit isn't enough. They are back for Princess Night #2 and another VIP Tea Party in the Fox Club before the game. Space will be limited. The princesses will also be available to meet fans for pictures during the game, too!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 - STRIKE OUT CANCER DAY: McClone Insurance and Bergstrom Automotive present Strike Out Cancer Day to benefit local families battling pediatric cancer. The day will also feature a Locks of Love Drive, courtesy of Shear Chaos Salon. Be the Match will also be at the game with information on how to be a bone marrow match and donate.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 - FANG'S BIRTHDAY: Fang T. Rattler will celebrate his birthday in style and you don't want to miss this party thrown by the Rattlers and Fox Valley Animal Referral! Area mascots will do battle in a kickball game before the Timber Rattlers take the field.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 - BOY SCOUT SLEEPOVER: Boy Scout Troops should reserve their tickets for an opportunity to camp under the stars on the outfield of Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium after the game. Contact the Group Sales Representative Seth Merrill - firstname.lastname@example.org - for more information or to order tickets.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 - SUPERHERO NIGHT #3: DC brings their brand of justice to the Fox Cities when two of their most powerful superheroes come to town. Superman and Batman will be visiting from Metropolis and Gotham City for the night. The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight will also be available to meet fans and pose for photos during the game.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 - KIDS ROCK THE BALLPARK: A final fling for the kids before they head back to school with this day game. There will be a pre-game performance by Appleton Rock School and a bike helmet giveaway from Neuroscience Group.
The Timber Rattlers will begin the 2016 season at Beloit on Thursday, April 7. Wisconsin's home opener is Saturday, April 9 at 4:05pm against the Beloit Snappers.
Full season, partial season, and group ticket packages are currently available for the 2016 season. Tickets packages are available online, over the phone at (920) 733-4152 or (800) WI-TIMBER and in person. Groups of 20 or more may order tickets over the phone or in person. Individual game tickets for the 2016 season go on sale Saturday, March 12. The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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