Marte Canvas Painting, May 5 at 5 P.M. Twinbill with Fireworks Highlights HomestandMay 3, 2012 - Eastern League (EL) Altoona Curve
The first leg of homestand will begin on Friday as the Curve welcome in the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants' AA affiliate) at 6:30 p.m. for a Freebie Friday and a T.G.I. Friday's Mug Club Night. It's a special Freebie Friday giveaway this Friday as the Curve will pay tribute to the 2011 Eastern League Rookie of the Year and batting champion Starling Marte with his very own unique giveaway item. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Starling Marte Canvas Painting as they come into the park thanks to Holiday Inn Express.
Marte's Canvas Painting won't be the only thing handed out on Friday either on the T.G.I. Friday's Mug Club Night as 250 lucky fans 21 and up will take home a Mug Club Mug as they exit the ballpark after Friday night's Curve game. As with every T.G.I. Friday's Mug Club Night in 2012, fans can then head over to the T.G.I. Friday's on Plank Rd. to meet two Curve players after the game.
We'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a doubleheader and postgame fireworks presented by US. Foods and WTAJ-TV on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. (5/5 @ 5). It'll be a Curve, Pa. Blue Out Saturday at the ballpark as the team will once again suit up in blue jersey tops to help raise awareness and funds for Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania. As with every Saturday game this season in Curve, Pa., fans will be able to purchase Blue Out shirts, pinwheels, wristbands and more with proceeds from those sales going directly to PCA, PA.
The series with Richmond will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the final Youth Baseball Clinic of the season as well as the second game for the Silver Steamers Club members presented by Homewood at Martinsburg. The clinic, which is completely free with the purchase of a ticket to the game and run by current Curve players, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon with registration beginning at 9 a.m.
Sunday as mentioned is also the second game of the Silver Steamers Club presented by Homewood at Martinsburg. The club, which is for Curve fans 55 and older, is $25 and includes one Diamond Club ticket to four remaining Curve games (including Sunday) plus other great bonuses like a seat cushion, exclusive member t-shirt and a refillable coffee mug good for $1 refills on coffee at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Members of the Silver Steamers Club will want to arrive early on Sunday as they'll get to take a team photo with the 2012 Curve. After the game, all members will be able to take their stroll around the bases.
The fun doesn't stop with the game on Sunday as the Curve players will head over to Holiday Bowl in Altoona to take part in the Altoona Curve Booster Club's Make-A-Wish Bowling event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans can sign up to bowl with the Curve players, which also features food and prizes in addition to the bowling. Admission for the event is $25 with all the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Interested fans should contact Curve Community Relations Director Elsie Gibney at 814.283.3130 if they are interested in participating in Sunday's event.
Altoona will take Monday off before returning to action on Tuesday night to open up a quick two-game series with the Bowie Baysox at 6:30 p.m. on a Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband. Fans can take advantage of two-for-one offers on tickets, hot dogs and regular popcorns at Tuesday night's game thanks to ABB.
The homestand will draw to a close on Wednesday with the club's first Education Day start at 10:30 a.m. with gates opening up at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday's homestand-finale also serves as a WALY 4-Pack Wednesday presented by WALY 103.9 with four tickets, four hot dogs and four regular sodas all for just $35.
A complete listing of the events and promotions during the upcoming Curve homestand is below.
Fri., May 4 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants) at 6:30 p.m./gates open: 5:30 p.m.
- Starling Marte Canvas Painting Giveaway presented by Holiday Inn Express - The first 1,000 fans will receive a Starling Marte Canvas Painting Giveaway to honor the 2011 Eastern League Rookie of the Year thanks to Holiday Inn Express
- T.G.I. Friday's Curve Mug Club Night - Upon exiting the ballpark from the eighth inning on, the first 250 fans ages 21 and over will receive a special mug giveaway from T.G.I. Friday's. Two Curve players will also be at T.G.I. Friday's on Plank Road following the game for a meet and greet.
- Kids Run the Bases
Sat., May 5 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants) at 5 p.m./gates open: 4 p.m.
- Postgame Fireworks presented by US. Foods and WTAJ-TV
- Curve, Pa. Blue Out Saturday - The Curve will don blue jerseys at all Saturday home games this year and work to raise awareness and funds in the effort to prevent child abuse in conjunction with Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania.
- Kids Run the Bases
Sun., May 6 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants) at 1 p.m./gates open: 12 p.m.
- Youth Baseball Clinic - Youngsters can learn from the Curve players from 10 a.m. to noon at our Youth Baseball Clinic. The clinic is free with the purchase of a ticket to Sunday afternoon's game with Richmond. Registration for the camp will begin at 9 a.m.
- Silver Steamer's Club Game presented by Homewood at Martinsburg - Sunday marks the second game of the season for Silver Steamer's Club members. All Silver Steamers Club members should arrive by 11:15 a.m. on Sunday as they'll get to take a team photo with the 2012 Altoona Curve. After the game, all members can take their stroll around the bases
- Kids Run the Bases
- Make-A-Wish Bowling at Holiday Bowl in Altoona - Fans can bowl with the Curve players after the game on Sunday with all proceeds from the event benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets are $25 per person and fans that are interested should contact Curve Community Relations Director Elsie Gibney at 814.283.3130.
Tues., May 8 vs. Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) at 6:30 p.m./gates open: 5:30 p.m.
- Two-for-Tuesday - Two tickets, two hot dogs, and two regular popcorns are all the price of one presented by Atlantic Broadband.
Wed., May 9 vs. Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) at 10:30 a.m./gates open: 9:30 a.m.
- Education Day
- WALY 4-Pack Wednesday presented by WALY 103.9 - Fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four regular sodas all for $35 thanks to WALY 103.9.
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