GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers promotional calendar for their 20th Anniversary Season is bigger and better than ever. That's why we have to break the announcement of the calendar into three parts.
Yesterday, we announced the weekly promotions. Today is a look at the giveaways and theme nights for the 2014 season. Tomorrow we will let you know the appearances by former Milwaukee Brewers players planned for this anniversary season.
BOBBLEHEADS: The Timber Rattlers have eleven Bobblehead Giveaways on the 2014 schedule. Nine of the bobbleheads are part of the 20th Anniversary Season Collection. The Opening Night Bobblehead giveaway is an All-Fan Giveaway. The other ten bobblehead nights will be limited to the first 1,000 fans to attend the game on that date.
The 20th Anniversary Season Bobblehead Series:
- Thursday, April 3: Scooter Gennett (Presented by Pepsi & Cher-Make; ALL FAN GIVEAWAY)
- Saturday, April 5: Felix Hernandez (Presented by Dairy Queen)
- Tuesday, April 29: Brett Lawrie (Presented by Ansay & Associates)
- Tuesday, May 13: David Ortiz (Presented by Fox Communities Credit Union)
- Tuesday, June 10: Adam Jones (Presented by Hardee's)
- Tuesday, July 29: Asdrubal Cabrera (Presented by Modern Woodmen)
- Sunday, August 3: Khris Davis (Presented by Goodwill)
- Tuesday, August 12: Martin Maldonado (Presented by Baycom)
- Thursday, August 28: Shin-Soo Choo (Presented by US Foods)
Two other former Timber Rattlers - and current Milwaukee Brewers - will also be featured as bobbleheads this season. Brewers closer Jim Henderson's bobblehead will be given away on Tuesday, July 1 courtesy of American National Bank. Brewers All-Star Outfielder Carlos Gomez will have his bobblehead day on Sunday, July 20 courtesy of US Cellular.
PLAYER POSTERS: The Timber Rattlers and Dunkin Donuts will partner to highlight members of the 2014 Timber Rattlers squad by giving away a series of ten posters throughout the season. The players to be featured will be announced during the season. The posters are scheduled to be given away to the first 1,000 fans to attend games on the following dates:
- Thursday, April 17
- Friday, May 2
- Thursday, May 8
- Thursday, May 20
- Thursday, June 5
- Monday, June 30
- Friday, July 18
- Thursday, July 31
- Thursday, August 14
- Monday, August 25
PLAYER MAGNETS: Two former Timber Rattlers and two members of the 2014 Timber Rattlers will appear on special Player Magnets presented by Lamers Bus lines. The players to appear on the magnets will be announced closer to the start of the 2014 season, but the first 500 fans to attend games on the following dates will receive these unique collectables:
- Wednesday, May 21
- Friday, June 27
- Monday, July 21
- Wednesday, August 27
BASEBALL CAP: The first 500 fans to attend the game on Saturday, May 3 will receive a Timber Rattlers baseball cap from North Shore Bank.
MINI MARACA: The first 500 fans to attend the game on Monday, July 14 receive an unusual noisemaker from KRUZ at 106.7.
CASH: Everybody loves cash and Fox Communities Credit Union will be handing out bills of different denominations inside of cash envelopes on Wednesday, July 30.
TREE SAPLING: Boldt will be giving away tree saplings to the first 1,000 fans to attend the game on Friday, August 29.
THEME NIGHTS AND SPECIAL DAYS:
THROWBACK PRICING GAMES: Tickets for the eight "Throwback Pricing" games will be $5 for a box seat, $4 for a reserved bleacher seat, and $3 for the grass seats. During the games with throwback pricing, the concession stands will have a different food or beverage item available for the same price it was in 1995. Plus, the 2014 Timber Rattlers will wear jerseys that look like those worn by the 1995 team. The games with throwback pricing are scheduled for:
- Friday, April 4 - 6:35pm
- Saturday, April 5 - 1:05pm
- Sunday, April 6 - 1:05pm
- Tuesday, April 29 - 6:35pm
- Tuesday, May 13 - 6:35pm
- Tuesday, June 10 - 7:05pm
- Tuesday, July 29 - 7:05pm
- Tuesday, August 12 - 7:05pm
Throwback Pricing games are presented by Appvion.
FOX 11 WEATHER DAY: The FOX 11 Weather Team will be on hand for a pregame presentation and meet & greet. Plus, fans will be able to check out the Wisconsin Storm Chaser Vehicles in front of the stadium on Tuesday, April 15.
BILL MICHAELS DAY: Statewide radio personality Bill Michaels and his Big Unit Cruiser will be in town for the game on Saturday, May 3. He will be on hand to throw out a first pitch, meet fans, and talk sports.
HALLOWEEN IN MAY: Get ready for an eerie night at the stadium presented by YouthGo. The evening will feature costume contests, Trick-or-Treat, and more than a few thrills and chills on Friday, May 9.
BARK IN THE PARK: Pet parents and their pups are invited to attend the game on Saturday, May 10 by the Timber Rattlers, Fox Valley Animal Referral Center, and Fromm Foods. The left field berm area will be set aside for canines to enjoy the day at the ballpark. There will also be a pet food drive to benefit the Animal Foundation and Pet Pantry of Wisconsin.
ST. PADDY'S DAY IN MAY: It's the annual Wearing of the Green for a Timber Rattlers game. Celebrate being - or wanting to be - Irish on Saturday, May 31 presented by Oshkosh Irish Fest.
EDUCATOR APPRECIATION NIGHT: Teachers and administrators from area schools are welcomed to the game on Wednesday, June 6 so that they can celebrate the end of the school year with discounted tickets and drink specials.
SUPERHERO NIGHT: The Marvel Universe is set to invade the ballpark on Friday, June 6. Fox River Mall has invited your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and the sentinel of liberty Captain America to the game and both superheroes will be available for photos and handshakes before and during the game. Dress up as your favorite costumed crime fighter or - if you are one of the first 500 kids to attend the game - you'll be able to dress up with a superhero cape from Fox River Mall.
SALUTE TO PAPER: It's something that we use every day in one form or another. It's also an important industry in Northeastern Wisconsin. The Timber Rattlers and Kimberly-Clark hold their second annual Salute to Paper on Wednesday, June 11.
SALUTE TO COWS: The World Famous Salute to Cows is presented by Milk Source in 2014 and the Rattlers have made it bigger and better than ever. The first 1,000 fans to attend the game on Thursday, June 12 will receive a Timber Rattlers replica batting helmet with a cow pattern. The players will be getting into the act, too. They will be wearing Timber Rattlers jerseys in a special cow pattern. There will be a silent auction that allows fans to try and take home the shirt off a player's back.
PEANUT FREE NIGHT: The first home game of the second half will have no peanuts allowed so that fans with peanut allergies may attend a game. This annual event occurs on Friday, June 27.
STAR WARS NIGHT: The Force will be with you on Saturday, June 28. There will be characters from the movies, a postgame fireworks display, and Star Wars™ themed jerseys worn by the players. A silent auction for the jerseys will be held during the game.
CELEBRATE FAITH DAY: The Neverclaim, a contemporary Christian band from Portland, Oregon will perform a post-game concert on the banquet level and there will be several special programs to celebrate faith presented by Fox World Travel, Brakebush, and 91.9 The Family on Sunday, June 29.
MILITARY APPRECIATION SERIES: The Timber Rattlers and American National Bank are teaming up for Military Appreciation during the series against the Cedar Rapids Kernels from Tuesday, July 1 through Thursday, July 3. The players will be wearing a patriotic camouflage jersey for all three games and fans will be able to bid on the jersey in a silent auction that starts on July 1 and ends on July 3. Rock, Honor, & Baseball, a pregame concert featuring Boxkar, will be held on Wednesday, July 2. Fireworks are scheduled for after the game on July 3.
ULTIMATE TAILGATE NIGHT: Tailgating is a lifestyle in Wisconsin. Mad Dog & Merrill host the Ultimate Tailgate Night planned for Timber Rattlers fans on Friday, July 11. The first 500 fans to attend this game will receive Da Works Brat Sauce.
STORYBOOK PRINCESS NIGHT: Fairy tales do come true. It can happen to you…if you attend the game on Saturday, July 12 on Meet a Storybook Princess Night courtesy of Fox River Mall. The princesses will be at the ballpark and hosting a VIP Tea Party on the club level 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! The first 500 young ladies to attend this game will receive their own tiara from Fox River Mall.
BIKE TO THE BALLPARK: Get fit by using some pedal power on Sunday, July 13 with Bike to the Ballpark Day. Extra bike racks will be available outside and Affinity will be inside to do a proper helmet fitting for you.
LEGO NIGHT: Everything is awesome on Wednesday, July 16 as the Rattlers present an evening to celebrate the toys that have entertained children from 8 to 80 for years. The Principal Financial Dreams Tour will be at the game as well and the first 1,000 fans to attend the game will receive a baseball mini-figure from Principal Financial.
LADIES NIGHT: There will be gift bags, specials, a date auction for Timber Rattlers players, and a postgame Diamond Dig for the ladies on Thursday, July 17 presented by Avenue Jewelers.
CHRISTMAS CANDY BONANZA: You got your Christmas in July in our Candy Bonanza! No, you got your Candy Bonanza in our Christmas in July! It's two great promotions that go great together and presented by Super Ropes on Saturday, July 19. The ballpark will be decked out in our Yuletime finest and there will be a MEGA candy toss during the game.
YOU RUN THE SHOW: U.S. Cellular and the Timber Rattlers are turning over the game to you on Sunday, July 20. In the weeks leading up to the game, you will be able to vote on various aspects (field pattern, walkup music, etc.) of this contest.
TIMBER RATTLERS REUNION: The Timber Rattlers are welcoming back their alumni from the previous seasons for a Reunion on Sunday, July 20 as part of the 20th Anniversary Season.
OUTDOORS NIGHT: Get ready for a little hunting and fishing at the stadium on Friday, August 1. The players will wear woodsman camouflage pattern jerseys during the game. These jerseys will be up for bid during the game in a silent auction. The first 500 fans to attend the game will receive a Shotgun Shell Flashlight.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS NIGHT: They had so much fun last year they wanted to come back in 2014. Bango, The Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, and The Milwaukee Bucks Grand Dancers will entertain the fans during Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, August 2.
STRIKE OUT CANCER DAY: A portion of tickets sold at the Neuroscience Group Field Box Office on Sunday, August 3 will be donated to the Community Benefit Tree's Strike Out Cancer Fund. Strikeout Cancer Day is presented by McClone Insurance and will also feature a Locks of Love Drive, courtesy of Shear Chaos Salon.
EMERGENCY SERVICES NIGHT: Police, Fire, and First Responders get their due on Tuesday, August 12 with ticket specials and more.
FANG'S 20TH BIRTHDAY: The main mascot of the Timber Rattlers turns 20 this year and we want you to come out and celebrate his birthday on Friday, August 15. Mascots of area sports teams and businesses will be here for the party and for the annual pregame kickball game. Don't miss this party.
1964 FOX CITIES FOXES REUNION: In 1964, the Fox Cities Foxes won the Midwest League Pennant. Members of that team have been invited back to Appleton for the game on Sunday, August 24 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that championship season.
THROWBACK JERSEY AUCTION: The 1995-themed jerseys worn by the 2014 Timber Rattlers during Throwback Nights will be up for bid during a silent auction during the final home game of the regular season on Friday, August 29.
The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium box office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Ticket packages - including the Souvenir 7 to guarantee your giveaway for seven of the games with giveaways this season - for Timber Rattlers games are available in person, over the phone or online through timberrattlers.com. Individual tickets for the 2014 Timber Rattlers season go on sale Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 am.
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