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Beavers Return to PGE Park Friday for Eight-Game Homestand

August 12, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Beavers play host to the Albuquerque Isotopes and Round Rock Express on an eight-game homestand starting Friday night at PGE Park. Highlights of the homestand include Mystery Ball Weekend, Lucky's Birthday Bash and a post-game fireworks celebration.

The homestand starts with the return of Mystery Ball Weekend to PGE Park. From Friday to Sunday, fans can purchase one of nearly 100 baseballs signed by a mystery player or players - ranging from past and current Beavers to PCL prospects to hall-of-famers - for a great low price, with proceeds going to the Portland Beavers & Portland Timbers Community Fund, which benefits local youth organizations.

On Saturday's 'What If?' Night, the promotions crew explores what life would be like had the 'Portland Penny' landed on the other side back in 1845 and Portland had, in fact, been named Boston. The "Boston Beavers" square off with the Albuquerque Isotopes at 7:05 p.m., with the first 2,000 fans receiving Boston Beavers caps presented by PGE as part of the season-long Fred Meyer Super Giveaway Saturday promotion.

Anchoring the homestand is Kids Club Sunday, presented by Dairy Farmers of Oregon, when the Beavers take on Albuquerque at 2:05 p.m. In addition to Lucky's Birthday Bash, Sunday is Back-to-School Day. Courtesy of Supercuts, the first 1,000 kids 12 and under will receive Beavers drawstring bags, which are on everyone's back-to-school shopping lists. Before gates open at 1 p.m., Dairy Farmers of Oregon Kids Club members can enjoy exclusive benefits, including a photo shoot in the Beavers dugout. All kids can enjoy player autographs and play catch on the field before the game, and, as always, take advantage of the Kids-Eat-Free plan before first pitch. Once the game starts, Lucky will have all his mascot friends around to take part in celebrating his birthday.

The homestand also features the final Beavers Miller Lite Thursday, when the Beavers square off with Round Rock on Aug. 19. In addition to pre-game food and beverage specials in the Widmer Garden, fans will be treated to a concert by one of Portland's up-and-coming bands. The party kicks off at 6 p.m., when gates open.

Friday night's homestand finale against Round Rock will be followed by an exciting fireworks display, emanating from the center field concourse. Friday is also the final Cricket Wireless Family four pack game of the season. Family four packs start at just $48 and include game tickets, meal vouchers, Cricket Wireless Family Plan Coupons and Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center attraction tickets.

All homestand long, Schoolhouse Supplies, with the help of Supercuts, will be running a school supplies drive to help those in need for the upcoming school year.

Tickets for the Beavers series against Albuquerque, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Round Rock, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, are available through the PGE Park box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Convenient and affordable group and suite packages are available through the Beavers ticket office at (503) 553-5555.

SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (Homestand 11): Friday, Aug. 13 Fritos Family Friday / Mystery Ball Weekend / Fright Night - Beavers vs. Albuquerque - 7:05 p.m. The Beavers open the homestand on Friday the 13th against the Isotopes. In addition to the start of Mystery Ball Weekend - when fans can purchase baseballs signed by a mystery player or players - Friday's game is Fritos Family Friday as select lucky families will get a unique ballpark experience. Those families can choose from a menu of activities, including serving as the PA announcer and throwing out the first pitch. The game will be followed by a Girl Scout sleepover on the field at PGE Park; to register your troop and purchase tickets for this event, please call (503) 553-5443. It's also Zenner's $1 Menu Friday, featuring select menu items - Zenner's hot dogs, Sierra Springs water and Fudgesicle and Creamsicle treats - for only $1.

Saturday, Aug. 14 'What If?' Night / Boston Beavers Baseball Caps Giveaway presented by PGE - Beavers vs. Albuquerque - 7:05 p.m. What if Francis Pettygrove's 'Portland Penny,' which determined our city's name back in 1845, had fallen on the other side? What if the Beavers were known as the Boston Beavers? Come to Saturday night's game against the Isotopes to experience Boston, Oregon. As part of Fred Meyer Super Giveaway Saturday, the first 2,000 fans through the gates at PGE Park will take home Boston Beavers hats, courtesy of PGE. Also, Mystery Ball Weekend continues at the ballpark as fans can own a baseball autographed by mystery ballplayers. The game will be followed by a Boy Scout sleepover on the field at PGE Park; to register your troop and purchase tickets for this event, please call (503) 553-5443.

Sunday, Aug. 15 Lucky's Birthday Bash / Back-to-School Day / Beavers Drawstring Bags Giveaway presented by Supercuts / Kids Club Sunday - Beavers vs. Albuquerque - 2:05 p.m. It's one of the busiest home dates of the season as the Beavers and Isotopes meet in the first of two matinees to round out their series. First, it's a Kids Club Sunday at PGE Park, presented by Dairy Farmers of Oregon, and all Beavers Kids Club members are invited to the park early for baseball card photos in a Beavers uniform as well as photo opportunities with Lucky Beaver. Sunday is also Lucky's birthday and he will have all his mascot friends on-hand to participate in the celebration. The Schoolhouse Supplies Supply Drive presented by Supercuts continues on Back-to-School Day at PGE Park. Supercuts will also provide Beavers drawstring bags to the first 1,000 kids through the gates. Every Sunday is Kids Sunday at PGE Park. Prior to the first pitch, all kids 12 and under can take advantage of the Beavers' Kids-Eat-Free plan, play catch on the field and get autographs from Beavers players. As with every Kids Sunday, kids can run the bases after the game.

Monday, Aug. 16 Make-A-Difference Monday - Beavers vs. Albuquerque - 1:05 p.m. The Beavers finish their series with the Dodgers affiliate on a special Monday matinee at PGE Park. On Make-A-Difference Monday, the Sunshine Division barrels will be at the gates to collect non-perishable food items at the park.

Tuesday, Aug. 17 Fred Meyer $4 Tuesday - Beavers vs. Round Rock - 7:05 p.m. The final eight-game homestand of the season continues as the Beavers welcome the Astros' Round Rock affiliate on a Fred Meyer $4 Tuesday. Throughout the day, 200 general admission tickets will be available for $4 through the PGE Park box office and Ticketmaster outlets at local Fred Meyer locations.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 Win-Win Wednesday - Beavers vs. Round Rock - 7:05 p.m. The Beavers try to send the fans home happy on the last Win-Win Wednesday of the season at PGE Park. A Beavers win over the Express grants fans a voucher good for a ticket to a future Sunday-Wednesday Beavers home game. Additionally, Tropical Smoothie will pitch in a voucher if Portland comes away victorious.

Thursday, Aug. 19 College Alumni Night / Miller Lite Thursday - Beavers vs. Round Rock - 7:05 p.m. It's the final Miller Lite Thursday of the Beavers season at PGE Park. With school right around the corner, it is also College Alumni Night. So throw on your school colors and bring your group out to the game. Enjoy a pre-game performance by an up-and-coming local band in the Widmer Garden at 6 p.m., and, as always, take advantage of the Miller Lite Thursday food and beverage specials prior to the first pitch, from 6-7 p.m. in the Widmer Garden.

Friday, Aug. 20 Post-game fireworks / Zenner's $1 Menu Friday - Beavers vs. Round Rock - 7:05 p.m. The Beavers wrap up the homestand on a Zenner's $1 Menu Friday, with $1 treats all night long. Fans should plan on staying awhile after the game to enjoy the post-game fireworks display above PGE Park. Friday is also the final Cricket Wireless Family four pack game of the season. Family four packs start at just $48 and include game tickets, meal vouchers, Cricket Wireless Family Plan Coupons and Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center attraction tickets.

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