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Blue Rocks To Ramp Up The Fun In 2008

January 10, 2008 - Carolina League (CarL) - Wilmington Blue Rocks News Release

Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks creative front office has been hard at work during the fall and winter months, busily preparing its fans for an exciting 2008 season. During the fall of 2007, the Blue Rocks hired a professional entertainment consultant firm, Total Sports Entertainment, to polish and enhance the already fun outing that fans have come to expect during a Blue Rocks game. "One of the biggest changes our fans will notice is our focus on entertainment," said marketing director, Mark VanderHaar. "Our goal is to produce each game as a show, so that anyone in the audience will have a great time whether or not they like the game of baseball." Putting on a good show for fans is so important to the Blue Rocks that they have adopted the slogan, "It's Showtime!" for the 2008 season.

Fans will find more of the same great fun, family entertainment they have come to expect at Frawley Stadium. In addition to 12 fireworks nights, fans can expect such favorite national entertainment acts as Reggy! The Purple Party Dude, ZOOperstars!, BirdZerk!, Skyy Dogs USA, in addition to some new ones: Myron Noodleman, The RubberBoy, The Amazing Christopher and his puppets, Cowboys East, and Krazy Karacters. "Three belly laughs per game; that's another goal for the 2008 season," continued VanderHaar. "We want our fans to experience doubled-over in-their-seat laughter at least three times during each visit to Frawley Stadium.

Another new element to the 2008 Blue Rocks season is the implementation of 70 theme nights. Some theme nights are traditional (Education Day during one of our Wednesday day games, Mother's Day, Italian Heritage Night) and others are off-the-wall (Star Trek Appreciation Day, Mullet Night, Hasselhoff Night, and Cheese Steak Appreciation Night, just to name a few). Some nights are self-explanatory and others are meant to pique fans' curiosities. For instance, Hasselhoff Night is a satirical tribute to David Hasselhoff, former star of Knight Rider and Baywatch. During Hasselhoff Night (Tuesday, June 17),

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fans can expect on-field contests in slow motion, Hasselhoff German music videos played on the RocksVision board, staff equipped with safety floaties, and a booth where fans can hassle someone named Hoff. A suggestion for a chest hair competition may or may not be held that night.

The daily brandings of game days and nights have also changed for the 2008 season (see the attached). Family fun in the SUNdays will include a pre-game parent/child catch on the field as well as a post-game kids run the bases. Bingo Monday is a new addition with a predetermined amount of Baseball Bingo cards being handed out to fans as they enter the gates. Tworrific Tuesday continues with 2 box seats, 2 sodas, 2 hot dogs, 2 baseballs and 2 scorecards for $22. Wednesdays are Kid's Character Nights. Thursdays are Throwback Thursdays when the Blue Rocks will turn back the clock to highlight a past era or decade. Fridays are Fun Time Fridays and Saturdays are Super Saturdays. Please note that all theme nights are subject to change and limitations.

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2008 Wilmington Blue Rocks Daily Brandings:

Sunday: Family Fun in the SUNday

Monday: Bingo Monday

Tuesday: Tworrific Tuesday

Wednesday: Kid's Character Night

Thursday: Throwback Thursday

Friday: Fun Time Friday

Saturday: Super Saturday

Below is a run down of the Wilmington Blue Rocks current list of theme nights and promotions. Please note that this is only a partial list as more promotional giveaway items will be added in the coming months before opening night (Friday, April 4). As with the daily branding themes, the promotional list is subject to change and limitations. The full list of theme nights and promotions is available on the Wilmington Blue Rocks website, http://www.bluerocks.com. The direct web link to the Blue Rocks promotions page is: http://www.bluerocks.com/promo.php

2008 Wilmington Blue Rocks Promotional Calendar:

Fri, Apr. 4: Opening Night / Magnet Schedule Giveaway (Pala Tile)

Sat, Apr. 5: Blues Night / Super Saturday

Sun, Apr. 6: Star Trek Appreciation Day / Family Fun in the SUNday

Mon, Apr. 7: Family Guy Night / Bingo Monday

Mon, Apr. 14: Hair Loss Appreciation Night / Bingo Monday

Tue, Apr. 15: Office Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, Apr. 16: Nick Characters Appearance / Kid's Characters Night

Fri, Apr. 25: Cap giveaway (AAA) / ESPN Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Apr. 26: Fireworks (DSWA) / Delaware State vs. University of DE Night / Super

Saturday

Sun, Apr. 27: Playground Balls giveaway (American Lung) / Diamond Dig (Bridgewater

Jewelers) / High School Musical Day / Family Fun in the SUNday

Mon, Apr. 28: Tribute to the Brat Pack / Bingo Monday

Tue, Apr. 29: Mullet Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, Apr. 30: Education Day / Kid's Characters Day

Mon, May 5: Cinco de Mayo / Bingo Monday

Tue, May 6: Toy Bank Bus Giveaway (Delaware Express) / Salute to Facial Hair Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, May 7: Pirates of the Caribbean Night / Kid's Characters Night

Fri, May 9: Mascot Bobblehead giveaway (PFPC) / Famous Delawareans Night / Fun

Time Friday

Sat, May 10: White T-shirt giveaway (McGavisk Realty) / Think Pink! Jersey Auction

and Breast Cancer Awareness

Sun, May 11: Pink Hat Giveaway (Happy Harry's - A Walgreen Pharmacy) / Mother's

Day / HGTV theme / Family Fun in the SUNday

Tue, May 20: Principal Family Fun Fest / Indiana Jones Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, May 21: PBS Characters Night / Kid's Characters Night

Thu, May 22: School Kid's Special / History Day

Fri, May 23: Youth T-shirt Giveaway (DE Risk Watch) / Reggy! Appearance / Amish

Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, May 24: Country Night / Cowboys East Appearance / Super Saturday

Sun, May 25: Fireworks (Wilmington Trust) / Armed Forces Appreciation Day /

Memorial Day

Mon, Jun. 2: American Gladiator Night / Bingo Monday

Tue, Jun. 3: Youth T-shirt Giveaway (duPont Hospital for Children) / NASCAR Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, Jun. 4: Myron Noodleman Appearance / Nerd Night / Kid's Character Night

Thu, Jun. 5: Italian Heritage Night / Throwback Thursday

Thu, Jun. 12: Adult T-shirt Giveaway (Jagermeister) / Amazing Christopher Appearance

(YMCA) / DISCOmania Night / Throwback Thursday

Fri, Jun. 13: Fireworks (Helen F. Graham Cancer Center) / Jersey Auction /

Superstition Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Jun. 14: Cap Giveaway (EZ Pass) / Fad Dance Night / Super Saturday

Sun, Jun. 15: Golf Umbrella Giveaway (Wilmington Parking Authority) / Father's Day /

Family Fun in the SUNday

Tue, Jun. 17: Hasselhoff Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, Jun. 18: Fireworks / Superhero Night / Kid's Character Night

Thu, Jun. 19: Youth T-shirt Giveaway (IMPACT DE Tobacco Prevention Coalition) /

Beatlemania / Throwback Thursday

Thu, Jun. 26: Fireworks (VIWINCO) / Reggy! Encore Appearance / Bon Jovi Night /

Throwback Thursday

Fri, Jun. 27: Jacoby Ellsbury Bobblehead Giveaway (News Journal) / Faith Night / Fun

Time Friday

Sat, Jun. 28: Mr. Celery Bank Giveaway / Mr. Celery Birthday / Super Saturday

Sun, Jun. 29: Dog Days of Summer (Concord Pet Food & Supply) / Skyy Dogs USA

Appearance / Family Fun in the SUNday.

Mon, Jun. 30: Royals Night / Bingo Monday

Tue, Jul. 1: Fireworks (Bank of America) / BirdZerk! Appearance / Blue Rocks Salute

the USA

Wed, Jul. 9: Fireworks / Carny Night / RubberBoy Appearance / Kid's Character Night

Thu, Jul. 10: Travel Mug Giveaway (AutoTeam DE) / We love the 90's / Throwback

Thursday

Fri, Jul. 11: ZOOperstars! Appearance / Will Ferrell Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Jul. 12: Visor Giveaway / Ladies Night / Super Saturday

Sun, Jul. 13: Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament / Family Fun in the SUNday.

Mon, Jul. 14: Logo Baseball Giveaway (Delmarva) / Celebrity Fall from Grace Night /

Bingo Monday

Tue, Jul. 15: Camp Day / Super Splash Day

Fri, Jul. 25: Fireworks (Land Rover Wilmington) / Food TV Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Jul. 26: Fireworks (AAA) / Motorcycle Madness Night / Super Saturday.

Sun, Jul. 27: Brady Bunch Tribute / Family Fun in the SUNday

Mon, Aug. 4: The Big Lebowski Night / Bingo Monday

Tue, Aug. 5: Used Car Night / Tworrific Tuesday

Wed, Aug. 6: Fireworks / Star Wars Night / Kid's Characters Night

Thu, Aug. 7: Long Sleeve T-shirt Giveaway (Malibu Rum) / 80's Sitcom Night /

Throwback Thursday

Fri, Aug. 8: Clay Buchholz Bobblehead Giveaway (Delaware Online) / Cheese Steak

Appreciation Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Aug. 9: Caps Giveaway / Krazy Karacters Appearance / USO Night / Super

Saturday

Sun, Aug. 10: Rocky's Birthday / Krazy Karacters Encore Appearance / Family Fun in

the SUNday

Thu, Aug. 14: Cap Giveaway (Aero Ways) / Salute to Woodstock Night / Tie Dye Jersey

Auction / Throwback Thursday

Fri, Aug. 15: Fleece Blanket Giveaway / Scout Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Aug. 16: Judy Johnson Night / Super Saturday.

Sun, Aug. 17: Back to School Day / Family Fun in the SUNday

Mon, Aug 18: Guilty Pleasure Night / Bingo Monday

Tue, Aug. 19: Tote Bag Giveaway (Healthy Smiles) / Reverse Night - 9 to 1 inning /

Tworrific Toothday

Wed, Aug 20: Fireworks / Ghostbusters Night / Kid's Characters Night

Fri, Aug. 29: Fireworks / Beach Party Night / Fun Time Friday

Sat, Aug. 30: Fan's Choice Bobblehead Giveaway / Tribute to Stallone Night / Super

Saturday

Sun, Aug. 31: Cartoon Characters Day / Family Fun in the SUNday

Mon, Sep. 1: FANdemonium! / Bingo Monday


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