Kinston, North Carolina - The 2017 Carolina League champion Down East Wood Ducks have announced the addition of "Sunday Funday," presented by Cricket Wireless of Kinston, to their 2018 promotional calendar. There will be a total of 11 "Sunday Funday" games during the season.
"Our Sunday games became very popular with families during our inaugural season so 'Sunday Funday' will build off of the success of last year and add in some new features that we think our fans will really enjoy," Wood Ducks General Manager Wade Howell said. "We didn't have a consistent scheduled time last year for our fans to meet our players and get autographs, so we are adding a pre-game autograph session at every 'Sunday Funday'."
The 30-minute pre-game autograph session will feature two Wood Ducks players (TBA but will change each game) and take place on the concourse of Historic Grainger Stadium under the Cricket Wireless tent. Just like last season, fans 12 years old and younger can stick around until post-game and take part in the very popular "Kids Run the Bases" promotion, which will take place immediately after each Sunday Funday home game. All Lil' DEWD Kids Club members will continue to receive free admission for every Sunday home game. Pricing for Sunday tickets will stay the same in 2018 with $8 Reserved Seats and $6 General Admission Seats.
The 2018 season will see Sunday home games starting at either 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. The Sunday dates that fall during the school year (April, May and August) will start at 2 p.m., while the Sunday dates that fall during summer break (June and July) will start at 4 p.m.
2018 Reserved Grandstand Season Tickets are on sale and available for $365 per seat. The Wood Ducks previously announced a new two-game "All You Can Eat" ticket package for $40 that is also currently on sale. Lil' DEWD Kids Club memberships are $25 for the year. Season tickets, the "All You Can Eat" ticket package and Lil' DEWD Kids Club memberships can be purchased by calling the Wood Ducks team offices at 252-686-5172. Individual game tickets are expected to go on sale Monday, March 5.
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