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 2018.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26 - 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 Group Sales Representative Kyle Fargen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to order tickets for your group.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 & SUNDAY, APRIL 29 - CAILLOU: PBS Kids' star Caillou returns to meet fans. Caillou will be available for photos before and during the games this weekend.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 - 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.
TUESDAY, MAY 8 - 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. Contact Group Sales Representative Brittany Ezze at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to order tickets.
SATURDAY, MAY 12 - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DAY: COWABUNGA! We are celebrating Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo with a day for the shell! They will be around for photos and to meet with fans. You won't have to bring them pizza from our concession stands…but they would probably be happy to get some!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 - SALUTE TO BOWLING NIGHT: Set them up and knock them down, keglers! This night at the ballpark presented by Super Bowl of Appleton is for you. Contact the Group Ticket Department to find out how to bring your team or bowling league out to the game for a good time. Wear your bowling shirt and receive a discounted ticket.
THURSDAY, MAY 17 - LAW ENFORCEMENT NIGHT PRESENTED BY KWIK TRIP: We salute area police officers with a special ticket offer for them.
FRIDAY, MAY 18 - LEGO NIGHT: The Timber Rattlers are celebrating everyone's favorite building blocks with a Jimmy Nelson 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 19 & SUNDAY, MAY 20 - CURIOUS GEORGE: The curious, little simian has had so much fun at our ballpark in the past that he had to come back to see if everyone wanted to meet him again. George will be around for photos before and during both games.
SUNDAY, MAY 20 - BARK IN THE PARK PRESENTED BY FOX VALLEY ANIMAL REFERRAL CENTER: 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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 - PIRATE NIGHT: It's time to sail the seven seas to look for treasure again as the Rattlers and North Shore Bank bring back Pirate Night. We promise that no one will have to walk the plank.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 - JORDY NELSON CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME: Jordy brings his Green & Gold friends to the stadium to raise money for charity and play softball. The game starts at 12:05pm and tickets are available now!
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 - SALUTE TO COWS PRESENTED BY MILK SOURCE: Celebrate Wisconsin's Bovines!! The Rattlers hold their annual National Dairy Month promotion with a gala for America's Dairyland! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Milk Source are bringing back Salute to Cows along with a cow-patterned, batting helmet-shaped, ice cream dish for the first 1,000 fans to attend the game.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 - HALLOWEEN IN JUNE: The Timber Rattlers are giving you a chance to practice for October's big holiday by letting you try on your Halloween costume for Halloween in June. The evening will feature costume contests, Trick-or-Treat, and many other spooky surprises.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9 - WISCONSIN BRATS NIGHT/GERMAN HERITAGE NIGHT: The Timber Rattlers will become the Wisconsin Brats for one night only with some special jerseys that you will need to see to believe. Those jerseys will be available in a charity auction. The Jerry Schneider Polka Band will have a special performance before the game.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10 & MONDAY, JUNE 11 - DANIEL TIGER: Daniel Tiger returns to the stadium for two fun-filled days. Bring your little tiger to the park to meet him at either game.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 & FRIDAY, JUNE 29 - 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 - DINOSAUR NIGHT PRESENTED BY ERIC SODA INSURANCE AGENCY: We have had a lot of fun with this day over the last few seasons and we are working on brontosaurus-sizing this year's Dinosaur! You will have a chance to dig for fossils on the beach, hear from Wisconsin-Oshkosh paleontologist Dr. Joseph Peterson, look at some real fossils, and meet some modern-day dinosaurs as Special Memories Petting Zoo brings some reptiles for fun from the Jurassic Era! Plus, the Eric Soda Insurance Agency and the Rattlers will have a special T-shirt for the first 1,000 fans to attend this game.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 - HARRY POTTER NIGHT PRESENTED BY NEUROSCIENCE GROUP: It doesn't matter which House to which you belong, you can celebrate the books and movies at the stadium on this night! If you are one of the first 1,000 fans to attend this game, receive a pair of Timber Rattlers-themed Harry Potter socks from Neuroscience Group.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 - STRIKE OUT STROKE NIGHT: Neuroscience Group will have information and displays to raise awareness for brain health and the signs of stroke.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 - STAR WARS™ NIGHT PRESENTED BY STACY HENNESSEY: This isn't our first Star Wars™ Night and it certainly isn't The Last Star Wars™ Night. 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. Plus, characters from all of the movies made the journey to our ballpark from a galaxy far, far away.
MONDAY, JULY 2 - DIME DOGS NIGHT: One thin dime will get you one Timber Rattlers hot dog on this night! What a deal!
FRIDAY, JULY 6 - MARGARITAVILLE NIGHT: The stadium becomes Margaritaville! The music and mood of legend will be on full display on this evening! The Boat Drunks will perform all your favorite hits on the first base concourse after the game.
SATURDAY, JULY 7 - PRINCESS NIGHT w/ VIP TEA PARTY PRESENTED BY CITGO: 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!
SUNDAY, JULY 8 - MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY PRESENTED BY AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK: 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.
SUNDAY, JULY 8 & MONDAY, JULY 9 - Super WHY: The lead character from the PBS Kid's show returns to meet with everyone.
THURSDAY, JULY 19 - CHRISTMAS CLASSICS IN JULY: Celebrate Christmas without the snow for Christmas in July at the stadium presented by Elite Smiles Dental. Santa Claus, his helpers, and maybe a reindeer or two are coming to town for a less than silent night. The first 1,000 fans to attend this game will receive a Green & Gold Winter Hat as a stocking stuffer.
FRIDAY JULY 20, SATURDAY, JULY 21, & SUNDAY, JULY 22 - SUPERHERO WEEKEND! A crossover so big we can't contain it in one night!
Friday, July 20: Flash
Saturday, July 21: Captain America and The Incredible Hulk
Sunday, July 22: Spider-Man
SATURDAY, JULY 21 - TOUCH-A-TRUCK NIGHT WITH OSHKOSH CORPORATION: Oshkosh Corporation is bringing interactive truck displays for the fans to touch before this game.
SATURDAY, JULY 28 & SUNDAY, JULY 29 - NATURE CAT: The PBS Kids' characters keep coming back to the stadium. Nature Cat is planning on being here for these two games to meet you.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 - SPECIAL OLYMPICS DAY PRESENTED BY KWIK TRIP: 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 on this day.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 - MINION NIGHT PRESENTED BY STACY HENNESSEY: The best henchmen in the world are back courtesy of Stacy Hennessey. The Rattlers and Stacy Hennessey have invited the Minions to the ballpark and you will be able to meet them.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 - 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 Megan Chatterton - email@example.com - for more information or to order tickets.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 - 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. There is no VIP Tea Party before this game, but the princesses will be available to meet fans for pictures before and during this game!
SATURDAY, 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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 20 - KIDS ROCK THE BALLPARK: It will almost be time for the kids to go to 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 21 - STRIKE OUT CANCER NIGHT WITH SAM DEKKER: Our annual Strike Out Cancer promotion to benefit local families battling pediatric cancer features an appearance by former Wisconsin Badger Sam Dekker and a Sam Dekker Bobblehead giveaway sponsored by Cher-Make and Skipper Bud's. Additionally, the Timber Rattlers players and coaches will wear Wisconsin-themed jerseys that will be available in a charity auction.
The Timber Rattlers will begin the 2018 season at Beloit on Thursday, April 5. Wisconsin's home opener is Saturday, April 7 at 4:05pm against the Beloit Snappers.
Full season, partial season, and group ticket packages are currently available for the 2018 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 2018 season go on sale Saturday, March 10. 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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