June 21, 2011 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Sacramento River Cats
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 21, 2011 - Independence Day is just around the corner and the Sacramento River Cats will begin celebrations this Saturday and continue all week long at Raley Field. Sutter Health Fireworks will light up the sky on Saturday June 25 along with a double display the following weekend, July 2 and 3. The July 3 Extravaganza will be the grand finale for the celebration following the game presented by US Army. The River Cats host top-seeded PCL Pacific North Division rivals, the Reno Aces (Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondback), June 25-28 and the Tucson Padres (Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres), June 30-July 3.
Also, for the Reno series there is a little more at stake this year. The winner of this year's 16-game season series between the two teams will be awarded a classic car to be displayed at its city's car museum for three months this fall. Reno's National Automobile Museum will put up their 1949 Mercury that James Dean drove in "Rebel Without a Cause," while Sacramento's California Auto Museum will put up a 1932 Ford raced by driving legend AJ Foyt. The city that wins the majority of the 16 scheduled games in 2011 will receive the losing city's high-profile auto on-loan through November. AJ Foyt's 1932 Ford will be on display outside Raley Field Friday during the upcoming series with Reno and again during their match-up in July.
Fans can also take advantage of several recurring promotions during the homestand including U.S. Bank Sunday Funday with pregame autographs and the opportunity for kids to run the bases postgame on June 26, Seniors Eat Free Mondays presented by Eskaton on June 27, Tuesday Kids Eat Free presented by California Family Fitness on June 28, Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays featuring $2 beers on June 30 and Toyota Family Value Fridays with $1 hot dogs and $1 desserts on July 1.
Additional promotional nights to note:
Motorcycle Night - Saturday, June 25 at 7:05 p.m. River Cats fans should ride their motorcycle to the game and enjoy free parking in lot R-2 (Raley's lot) if they arrive before 6:00 p.m. The first 200 motorcyclists to arrive before 6:00 can participate in the pregame parade and ride around the Raley Field warning track at 6:15 p.m.
Ice Cream Sundae Social - Sunday, June 26, at 1:05 p.m. Come out and enjoy an ice cream sundae provided by Big Spoon! For a $5 donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation you will be served by some of your favorite River Cats players and Wish families and can top off your sundae with some Big Spoon toppings! The Social will run from noon until 2:00 p.m.
Firefighter's Night - Friday, July 1, at 7:05 p.m. It's going be a hot one at Raley Field as we honor our local firefighters. There will be fire engine displays and firefighters in uniform as the River Cats honor local firefighters in a pregame recognition ceremony on Friday, July 1, at Raley Field.
With tickets starting at just $7, fans can experience the excitement of River Cats baseball during the week-long Independence Celebration which includes three exciting nights of fireworks! Please note the July 3 game begins at 6:35 p.m. and gates open at 5:00.