VISALIA, CA - The Visalia Rawhide and Allstate Agent Rick Kunkleman are guaranteeing Rawhide wins in 2018: at least on Wednesdays.
Purchasing a ticket to a Wednesday home game will now mean that fans are also purchasing Victory Insurance from Kunkleman for that contest. If the Rawhide should fall during that game, all fans in attendance will receive a free ticket to the next Rawhide Wednesday home game. Fans will able to claim their Victory Insurance tickets at Kunkleman's Allstate offices located at 2439 W. Whitendale Avenue in Visalia beginning the day after the game.
"We think this is a fun way to 'insure' our fans will win, even if the team should fall that day," said Rawhide General Manager Jennifer (Pendergraft) Reynolds. "Our "Win-Win Wednesday" home games are now truly a Win-Win for everyone, as all fans will win a free ticket to the next Wednesday home game whether the Rawhide win or lose."
The promotion marks the first time in Minor League Baseball history that a team is guaranteeing victory. Rawhide Wednesday wins have given fans free tickets to the next Wednesday game since the 2015 season, when the Rawhide won nine of their 11 Wednesday home contests. This season will mark the first when fans who come to the ballpark and stay for the entire game will win a free ticket, no matter the outcome.
"It's important to be covered in all facets, whether it be your life, vehicles, home, place of business, or your favorite baseball team," said Kunkleman. "We are sure Rawhide fans will agree that Victory Insurance is a good way to show just how important it is to protect against loss."
Kunkleman has resided in Visalia for over 50 years and has owned his Allstate Insurance Agency for over 20 years. His commitment to serving his valued customers has rated him in the top 8 percent in the nation of agency owners with Allstate. Rick is passionate about doing what is the absolute best for his customers and his dedication and care to them is shown when they need him the most: when Mayhem happens. He also serves as a member of the Visalia Sunset Rotary Club, supports the Visalia Rescue Mission and CASA of Tulare County, and is partnering with the Rawhide in their Rawhide Readers Book Giveaways this season.
The Rawhide will open their season on at home April 5th against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. For tickets and more information, please visit RawhideBaseball.com.
The Visalia Rawhide are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League and are the only professional sports team in Tulare and Kings counties. The team has been an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2007 and is entering their 72nd year of play in 2018. The Rawhide renovated their home at Recreation Ballpark in 2009 and have since become the largest gathering of individuals in Tulare County, having set an attendance record for the seventh time in the past eight season in 2017. In 2018, the Rawhide look to continue their reputation for hosting competitive baseball while providing affordable family entertainment. To be a part of the 2018 Visalia Rawhide season, please contact the Visalia Rawhide Ticket Office at 559.732.4433, visit us online at rawhidebaseball.com, or follow us on Facebook (TheRawhide), Instagram (@VisaliaRawhide), and Twitter (@VisaliaRawhide).
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.