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RailCats Release 2013 Promotional Schedule

April 22, 2013 - American Association (AA) Gary SouthShore Railcats

GARY, Ind. - The RailCats are preparing to bring another summer of fun and family-affordable entertainment to Northwest Indiana, and this season's schedule is full of awesome giveaways, thrilling entertainment acts and special themes, events and deals for all 50 home games.

There will be a flurry of activity for opening weekend, as the RailCats start their 11th season of play at U. S. Steel Yard. Opening Night on Thursday, May 16 will include a magnet schedule for all fans along with a post-game fireworks display. The next night, prepare to be amazed as "The Burning Man" returns to U. S. Steel Yard for the first time since 2011. He will set himself on fire and run the bases following the game. The first 1,000 fans in the ballpark on Saturday, May 18, will receive a RailCats baseball cap giveaway.

Appearances to circle on the calendar include the arrival of "The Fur Circus" on Friday, June 21. This FUR-tastic group of characters will bring entertainment and lots of laughs for kids and adults of all ages! The Traveling World of Reptiles will make appearances on June 28 and August 3, giving fans a live, hands-on experience with reptiles. One of the performers will even throw out the first pitch while a snake rest on his shoulders!

RailCats fans always anticipate the awesome giveaways on Souvenir Saturday, and there are some must-have items this season. On June 8, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Yowie rally towel. The Yowie is the rally towel that you can wear! Use it as a headband, a beanie, a scarf, a hair cover, or an old-fashioned rally towel. On June 22, the first 1,000 fans will collect a jute bag, a reusable, eco-friendly bag that is perfect for the beach or a day on the town. Get ready to step into the "˜80s on June 30, when the first 1,000 kids will get a RailCats slapwatch!

All fans are invited to join the RailCats for a beach bash on July 13, when the first 1,000 fans receive a RailCats beach towel. The fun continues on August 3 with a brand new giveaway-RailCats boxers for the first 1,000 adults! Everyone will be a winner on August 16 for Millionaire Night, when the first 1,000 fans will receive envelopes stuffed with cash and the first 1,000 fans 18 and older will also receive a "Cash for Life" scratch-off ticket from Hoosier Lottery!

Fans can start preparing for fall weather on August 18, when the first 1,000 through the gates will collect a RailCats fleece blanket. Then, add to the collection on August 31 with a RailCats scarf for the first 1,000 fans. Finally, September 2 is Fan Appreciation Day, and the first 1,000 fans will receive the RailCats team photograph.

In addition to the baseball and entertainment, the RailCats are rolling out new weekly specials for the 2013 season, with an outstanding deal for every day of the week:

2013 Weekly Specials

KIDS EAT FREE MONDAYS - Voucher for 1 hot dog/pop/popcorn meal to first 500 kids

TWO FOR TUESDAYS - Buy two get two free tickets, hot dogs, pop and chips

DOLLAR WEDNESDAYS - Buy a ticket get one for $1. $1 hot dogs, pop, popcorn and chips

THIRSTY THURSDAYS - $2 Miller Lite or Miller Genuine Draft beer

FIREWORKS FRIDAYS - Post-game fireworks extravaganza

SOUVENIR SATURDAYS - Premium Giveaways

TIMES FAMILY SUNDAYS - 4 tickets/hot dogs/pops for $36 with coupon

RailCats single game tickets are on sale now by calling the box office at 219-882-2255 or ordering online at www.railcatsbaseball.com. See the full promotional schedule below:

2013 Promotional Schedule

MAY

16 Opening Night | Magnet Schedule ALL Fans | FIREWORKS

17 Burning Man Appearance | FIREWORKS

18 Heroes Night

21 Kids Day

22 Kids Day

JUNE

7 Prom Night | FIREWORKS

8 Where's Waldo Night | Yowie Rally Towel-1,000 Fans

9 Bark in the Park

20 Halloween

21 Circus Night - Fur Circus Appearance | FIREWORKS

22 Treasure Hunt| Jute Bag-1,000 Fans

25 Youth & Senior Day

28 Faith & Family Night | Campout | FIREWORKS

29 I Need a Hug Night | Slapwatch-1,000 Kids

30 Cat Craze

JULY

11 Rusty's Birthday | Free Cake-All Fans

12 Wig Out Night | Fireworks

13 Beach Bash | Girl Scout Night | Beach Towel-1,000 Fans | Jersey Auction

14 Green Day

23 Cartoon Craze

25 Christmas in July

AUGUST

2 PJ Party | Jersey Auction | FIREWORKS

3 Safari Night | Boy Scout Night | Boxers-1,000 Adults

4 Splashtastic Day

5 Mustache Monday

16 Money Giveaway-1,000 Fans| FIREWORKS

17 Chicago Hockey Night | Fleece Blanket-1,000 Fans

18 Decade Day

31 Star Trek Night | Union Night | FIREWORKS

31 Union Night | FIREWORKS

SEPTEMBER

2 Fan Appreciation Day| Team Photo-1,000 Fans

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