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 2017.
TUESDAY, APRIL 11 - DARE/SAFETY DAY: There is a pregame presentation by local D.A.R.E Officers to cover safety practices for elementary and middle school students. Any school group to attend this game will receive a discounted ticket rate. Contact a Group Ticket Representative for more information or to order tickets for your group.
THURSDAY, MAY 4 - 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 5 - LEGO NIGHT: The Timber Rattlers are celebrating everyone's favorite building blocks with an Orlando Arcia mini-figure for the first 1,000 fans to attend this game courtesy of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. There will be life-sized Lego figures for you to meet on this night, too!
SATURDAY, MAY 6 - HALLOWEEN IN MAY: The Timber Rattlers invite you to put on your Halloween costume and head out to the ballpark for Halloween in May presented by Glenn & Daniels, S.C. Attorneys at Law. The evening will feature costume contests, Trick-or-Treat, and many other spooky surprises. If you are one of the first 1,000 fans to attend this game, you will receive one of the Nate Griep "Grim Grieper" bobbleheads.
SUNDAY, MAY 7 - HANK THE DOG: The Ballpark Pup is coming back to the Fox Cities and you can meet him 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 7 - 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 at email@example.com for information or to order tickets.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 - SALUTE TO BOWLING NIGHT: Set them up and knock them down for the keglers on this night at the ballpark presented by Super Bowl of Appleton. Bring your bowling team or bowling league out to the game for a good time. Wear your bowling shirt and receive a discounted ticket.
THURSDAY, MAY 18 - LAW ENFORCEMENT NIGHT: We salute area police officers with a special ticket offer for them. There is also an appearance by Paw Patrol presented by the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center.
FRIDAY, MAY 19 - PIRATE NIGHT: Avast, mateys! It's never too early to unfurl the Jolly Roger and sail the seven seas for Pirate Night sponsored by North Shore Bank. Captain Jack Sparrow is planning to be at this game, too. If you are one of the first 1,000 fans to attend this game, you will receive an eyepatch.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2 - SALUTE TO PAPER NIGHT: Two great industries - Baseball and Paper Making - combine as the Timber Rattlers celebrate this all important product sponsored by Kimberly-Clark.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 - GREEN & GOLD NIGHT: The Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game presented by Kwik Trip is at the ballpark earlier in the afternoon. You already have your Green Bay jersey on so come back to the Timber Rattlers game that night.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9 - SUPERHERO NIGHT #1: We will welcome Batman and - for the first time ever - Wonder Woman to the stadium. Bring your little superhero out to the stadium to meet these members of the Justice League! Be one of the first 1,000 fans to the game and you will receive a Superhero Fang Toothbrush Holder from Elite Smiles Dental.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 - HARRY POTTER NIGHT: Our Harry Potter Night allows you to celebrate the books and movies. If you are one of the first 1,000 fans to attend the game - receive a special Timber Rattlers themed Harry Potter scarf from Neuroscience Group.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 - STRIKE OUT STROKE: Neuroscience Group will have information and displays to raise awareness for brain health and the signs of stroke.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 - 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 - DINOSAUR NIGHT: A day almost 65 million years in the making! You will have a chance to dig for fossils on the beach, hear from Dr. Joseph Peterson, a paleontologist from Wisconsin-Oshkosh, look at some real fossils, meet some modern day dinosaurs as Special Memories Petting Zoo brings their reptiles, and even see a T-Rex as the extinct will make a comeback for a night of baseball and SCIENCE!
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 & FRIDAY, JUNE 23 - PEANUT-FREE NIGHTS: There will be no peanuts or peanut products available at the game to allow our fans with peanut allergies to attend these games.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 - MINION NIGHT: The best henchmen in the world are back courtesy of Edvest College Savings Plan and North Shore Bank! The Rattlers have invited the Minions to the ballpark and you will be able to meet them.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 - STAR WARS NIGHT: No need to go rogue because Star Wars Night is back for another season at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Timber Rattlers players and coaches will wear Star Wars™ themed jerseys for the game and fans could take home one of those jerseys if they win the online auction that will be held during the game. Stick around for a postgame fireworks display to music from the movies.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25 - MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY: The home team will wear special military-themed jerseys during this game when the Rattlers and American National Bank present Military Appreciation DAY. There will be special ticket deals for active and retired military personnel for this game.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 - SALUTE TO COWS: Cows are people, too! The Rattlers close out National Dairy Month by proving that Wisconsin is America's Dairyland! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Milk Source are bringing back Salute to Cows along with a cow-patterned Timber Rattlers helmet giveaway for the first 1,000 fans. It has been a special night at the ballpark for several years and it gets better every year.
FRIDAY, JULY 7 - STORYBOOK PRINCESS NIGHT #1: The storybook princesses come back to the ballpark for this popular theme night thanks to Citgo. 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!
SATURDAY, JULY 8 - JIMMY BUFFETT NIGHT: The stadium becomes Margaritaville! The music and mood of legend will be in full display on this evening! The Boat Drunks will perform all your favorite hits in the Fox Communities Credit Union Fox Club after the game.
SUNDAY, JULY 9 - SPECIAL OLYMPICS DAY: The Timber Rattlers won't be the only athletes you will be cheering when Special Olympics Day presented by Kwik Trip happens at the ballpark.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 - LADIES' NIGHT: A night just for the ladies. There will be samples from Barefoot Wine and one lucky lady will go home with a diamond from Avenue Jewelers.
THURSDAY, JULY 20 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Celebrate Christmas without the snow for Christmas in July at the stadium. Santa Claus, his helpers, and maybe a reindeer or two are coming to town for a less than silent night.
FRIDAY, JULY 21 - SUPERHERO NIGHT #2: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging through the Fox Cities for a stop at this Timber Rattlers game thanks to North Shore Bank. Meet everyone's favorite web-slinging, wall-crawler on this amazing night!
MONDAY, JULY 24 - WHIFFER'S FITNESS DAY: Get fit with Whiffer with special help from Subway, YMCA-Fox Cities, Fleet Feet Sports, and Network Health.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 - 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 courtesy of Glenn & Daniels S.C. Attorneys at Law. They will have 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!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 - FANG'S BIRTHDAY: Fang T. Rattler will celebrate another birthday. Don't 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 18 - 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 courtesy of Fox Valley Animal Referral Center. Contact the Group Sales Representative Seth Merrill - firstname.lastname@example.org - for more information or to order tickets.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 - TOUCH A TRUCK DAY: Oshkosh Corporation is bringing interactive truck displays for the fans to touch before this game.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21 - KIDS ROCK THE BALLPARK: It will almost be time for the kids to go back school, but bring them out to the ballpark for one last chance to rock the ballpark. There will be a pre-game performance by Appleton Rock School and a bike helmet giveaway from Neuroscience Group.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 - STRIKE OUT CANCER NIGHT: McClone and Bergstrom Automotive present Strike Out Cancer Day to benefit local families battling pediatric cancer.
The Timber Rattlers will begin the 2017 season at Quad Cities on Thursday, April 6. Wisconsin's home opener is Saturday, April 8 at 4:05pm against the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Full season, partial season, and group ticket packages are currently available for the 2017 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 2017 season go on sale Saturday, March 11. 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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