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Beavers Unveil 2010 Promotional Schedule

March 15, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - An annual Independence Day extravaganza, exciting nightly and monthly themes, and a host of unique giveaways and special holiday promotions highlight a fun-filled 2010 Portland Beavers promotional schedule, the team announced today.

The Beavers play host to their annual Independence Day celebration presented by PGE, when they face the Las Vegas 51s on Sunday, July 4, at 7:05 p.m. After the final out is recorded, fans can turn their attention skyward and enjoy the annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

On Saturday, May 22, Beavers fans get an opportunity to add to their bobblehead collections when the team honors local pioneers on Lewis and Clark Bobblehead Night presented by Cricket Wireless. As part of the team's Fred Meyer Super Giveaway Saturday promotion, the first 2,000 fans at the game will receive this one-of-a-kind collectible.

Also headlining the slate of special events is the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of an '80s motion picture classic. "The Goonies," filmed in nearby Astoria, Ore., will be honored on Friday, June 11, during Goonies Never Say Die Night. After a night filled with trivia and Goonies-related contests, fans will be invited down to the field to watch the movie on the stadium's video board.

The jam-packed promotional calendar kicks off with a weekend-long Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by PGE for the season-opening series with the Sacramento River Cats, April 8-11. The Thursday night opener is also the first of 10 Miller Lite Thursdays throughout the season.

Once again in 2010, the Beavers offer area students the ultimate field trip. US Bank Art & Science of Baseball Days presented by Intel are back in full force for the upcoming season. OMSI scientists will be on-hand for all four of these special 11:05 a.m. games, which occur Tuesday, April 27; Monday, May 10; Wednesday, May 26; and Friday, June 4.

Returning in 2010 are a host of fan-favorite, day-of-the-week specials. In addition to the popular Zenner's $1 Menu Fridays and Miller Lite Thursdays, the Beavers will host Fred Meyer $4 Tuesdays throughout the season with select tickets available for $4 when purchased at Fred Meyer locations or the PGE Park box office on Tuesday game days. Win-Win Wednesdays are back this season, as the Beavers celebrate each victory on a Wednesday by rewarding fans in attendance with a free ticket to an upcoming home game. Each Saturday is a Fred Meyer Super Giveaway Saturday, as fans will take home Cricket Wireless bobbleheads (May 22), RE/MAX baseball gloves (June 12), Etch A Sketches presented by Intel (June 19), and Beavers baseball caps (Aug. 14), among other premium items. Additionally, Make-a-Difference Mondays join the lineup as the Beavers will team with fans to make a positive impact in the community. Part of each Monday's ticket proceeds will be donated to worthy families. Fans will be asked to submit recommendations on deserving families through the team website. At the end of each month, a family will be selected and given a check by the team.

Sunday games already provide great opportunities for kids at PGE Park, and this year they promise to be just as fun. Kids Sundays are loaded with exclusive activities for young Beavers fans, including player autograph sessions, face painters, balloon artists, pre-game catch on the field and post-game run the bases. And don't forget, kids eat free prior to first pitch during each Sunday contest.

Other events for kids include Youth Baseball and Softball Weekend presented by RE/MAX on June 12-13, where the first 2,000 kids, 12 and under, at each game will receive a Beavers baseball glove, courtesy of RE/MAX. Art in the Park returns for the 2010 season on Saturday, July 17, when kids can create baseball-themed artwork to be displayed at PGE Park throughout the season. The first 2,000 fans through the gates that night will get a polyresin baseball that they can paint at the game.

More terrific promotions on deck for the 2010 season:

Miller Lite Thursdays PGE Park is the place to be on Thursdays and this season is no different. Come check out some of Portland's hottest local bands, as they will be playing free shows before select Miller Lite Thursday game this season at PGE Park. Plus, new to Thursdays - games will feature a variety of additional specials from 6-7 p.m.

For Parents Don't worry, there's something for parents, too. On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9, the Beavers honor the mothers in attendance with flowers and cubic zirconia diamonds for the first 1,000 women, 18 and over, courtesy of Stephen Vincent Jewelers. Additionally, those women will have the opportunity to win a real diamond from Stephen Vincent Jewelers. PGE Park will then host a Father's Day celebration on Sunday, June 20, with a barbecue set giveaway for the first 2,000 men, 18 and over. Before the Beavers' game against Northwest-rival Tacoma, dads will be invited down to the field for Papa Murphy's "Play Catch with your Papa."

Not Just for the Fourth of July ... Highlighted by the team's annual Independence Day celebration, the Beavers will produce a series of special post-game fireworks shows on four select nights throughout the 2010 campaign. In addition to July 4, fireworks displays are scheduled after games on July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3.

For a Good Cause The Beavers once again team up with Health Net of Oregon and Susan G. Komen for the Cure for their annual Strike-Out-Breast-Cancer Day on Aug. 1. The team will wear limited-edition pink jerseys that will be presented to lucky fans through a silent auction during its game against Salt Lake. The Beavers and Health Net of Oregon have raised nearly $60,000 over the past five years through this philanthropic event. Proceeds raised will benefit breast cancer research. Then, for the second year in a row, the Beavers will host a school supplies drive in support of Schoolhouse Supplies on Sunday, Aug. 15. Supercuts again partners with the team for the event this year.

Lucky's Birthday Party Bring your party hats to PGE Park on Sunday, Aug. 15, as the Beavers celebrate Lucky's birthday in style. Don't miss your chance to hang out with Lucky and all of his friends.

Fan Appreciation Weekend The Beavers wrap up the 2010 regular season with a special Fan Appreciation Weekend presented by PGE. During the Beavers' Sept. 3-6 series against Las Vegas, fans will be treated to a post-game fireworks display, team posters and an opportunity to meet the players and coaches. Plus, the Beavers will sell tickets for just $1 for each of the four games. The homestand also features Kids Run The Show on Sunday, Sept. 5, allowing youth to actively participate in the operation of a Beavers baseball game at PGE Park.

Got Tickets? Individual-game tickets start at $8 and are available at area Ticketmaster outlets, the PGE Park box office, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.portlandbeavers.com. A variety of ticket options, including season tickets, group outings, suites and mini-plans, are still available by calling the Beavers ticket office at (503) 553-5555.

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