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Calendar Overloaded with Fantastic Family Fun, Food, and Fireworks

March 20, 2019 - American Association (AA) - Gary SouthShore Railcats News Release

GARY, IN - The Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule is loaded with FANtastic Family Fun as the RailCats kick off the 2019 season at the Steel Yard! Single game tickets go on sale at 10 am on Wednesday, March 27th! RailCats fans can enjoy eight giveaways, twelve fireworks shows, and numerous special events.

"Spring is here and FANtastic Family Fun is right around the corner!" said RailCats General Manager Brian Flenner "Our team has been hard at work during this long cold winter to bring the most exciting promotions to the region! Our entire front office and game staff are fully committed the delivering the best experience possible!"

Starting with Opening Day on May 21st, the RailCats will have twelve explosive fireworks shows, including every Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday game. Don't miss out on our special Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Super Show on May 26th! Get in the patriotic spirit with our Kickoff to Independence Day Fireworks Super Show on June 29th and our Labor Day Fireworks Super Show on September 1st!

The RailCats will have four special Festival Days presented by Berey Bros.:

- June 28th & August 17th- AmeriCAN Beer Fest - Celebrate all things America with the first-of-its-kind ALL AMERICAN, ALL CANS beer fest. We will celebrate and explore the depths of domestic beer; PBR, Icehouse, Miller Lite, the Keystone Family, and many more!

- July 13th -Juluau Pig Roast - An All-American pig roast featuring a whole roasted hog on the concourse!

- September 1st - Oktoberfest - A real German hullaballoo at the ballpark with German biers and food. Make sure to wear your lederhosen for this one! The Devil's Trumpet Brewing Company will have a special Early Release of its famed Oktoberfest!

The RailCats welcome a new foe to the league this year - the Milwaukee Milkmen. Named after Wisconsin's love of dairy, the RailCats welcome them for their first game at the Steel Yard on Friday, August 2nd with Dairy Free Night where the first 500 fans will take home a bottle of So Delicious Dairy Free Non-Dairy Chocolate "Milk!"

The 2019 schedule will feature eight free giveaways for fans:

- May 21st, 22nd, & 23rd - Magnet Schedule presented by Northwest Indiana Orthopedic & Spine Center at Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 fans)

- May 25th - Dog Bandanas presented by McAfee Animal Hospital (First 200 dogs)

- June 6th - Lottery Tickets presented by Hoosier Lottery (First 1,000 adults - 18+)

- June 15th - Hat Giveaway presented by Fifth Third Bank (First 1,000 fans)

- June 16th - 2019 Team Photo presented by 1-800-QUIT NOW (First 1,000 fans)

- July 20th - Legends Never Die Bobblehead (Art LaFleur) presented by Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 fans)

- August 2nd - Non-Dairy Chocolate "Milk" presented by So Delicious Dairy Free (First 500 fans)

- August 31st - 2019 Team Card Set (First 1,000 fans)

Don't miss out on all of the fun at the brand-new Creekside Bar with Pop-Up Bar Wednesdays! Each Pop-Up Bar Wednesday will feature a single day pop culture pop-up bar; including Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Golden Girls, Rugrats, and MUCH MORE! All Wednesday night games will start at a special Happy Hour 6:45pm start time!

RailCats fans will have the opportunity to be here for some special events:

- June 16th - Join us for a special Father's Day Brunch on the field before the game! This unique way to celebrate Dad is a one-of-a-kind experience!

- June 14th & August 2nd -The Scout Night Sleepover is a fun time to camp on the outfield grass, watch a movie, and have s'mores after the game! Wake up to a delicious home-cooked breakfast!

- June 30th-Don't miss the North Shore Health Fair where you'll be able to take part in a variety of health screenings right on the concourse!

- June 12th - Don't miss out on the RCS Home Health Fair during the special Youth & Senior Day game presented by RCS Home Health! Bring your youth groups, day camps, and senior centers with a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and drink!

- July 16th & July 31st - Senior Centers, Assisted Living facilities, and nursing homes don't want to miss out on additional Youth & Senior Days on July 16th (presented by RCS Home Health) or July 31st (presented by AARP Indiana) featuring a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and soda!

- July 21st - Join us as we try to break our world record during Christmas in July with the World's Largest White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a wrapped gift to U.S. Steel Yard and you'll be given a RANDOM wrapped gift in exchange!

- August 17th - Don't miss your opportunity to take home a used car during our 6th Annual Clunker Car Night!

RailCats fans will be excited to see the team play in two single game only jerseys:

- June 29th - Don't miss special Independence Day Jerseys presented by Gold Glove Charities on Gold Glove Pediatric Cancer Charities Night!

- July 13th - Puzzle Piece Jerseys during a special Autism Senory Game presented by AccessAbilities Inc with INFEAT Autism Night raffles!

The RailCats schedule is full of fun theme nights for everyone in the family. Your puppy will surely have fun at Bark in the Park presented by McAfee Animal Hospital on May 25th and a second Bark in the Park presented by Arbor View Animal Hospital on August 3rd. Don't miss out when we celebrate 6 Degrees of Kevin "Bacon" Night with Kevin Bacon themed games and concession specials on the glorious "meat candy" July 12th. Dress up as your favorite princess or pirate on June 14th for Princess & Pirates Night presented by Tradewinds Inc! Sharpen up your Jedi skills and hang out with Darth Vader and the rest of the 501st Legion for Star Wars Night on August 16th. Throw on your pajamas and hop back into the 80s for Breakfast Club Night on August 23rd where we'll have breakfast for dinner!

Don't miss any of the excitement this year by taking advantage of the RailCats weekly specials! Visit your Northwest Indiana MetroPCS locations for Metro Mondays, where fans can get free reserved seat tickets to every Monday home game. You're sure to enjoy Meaty Mondays with $2 hamburgers! CHN Tuesdays offer the opportunity to get a free ticket at NW Indiana Community Health Net locations and you're sure to enjoy Taco Tuesdays with $2 beef tacos and $5 margaritas. Wednesday at the Steel Yard is a good day to explore your pop culture knowledge with with Pop-Up Bar Wednesdays. Visit NorthShore Health Centers for free tickets on NorthShore Health Centers Wednesdays. Thursday is Thirsty Thursday with $1.50 domestic drafts, $3 select premium drafts, and $1 hot dogs while Gerber Collision and Glass gives away free tickets on Gerber Thursdays! AccessAbilities Signature Saturdays features Festival Events, giveaways, theme nights, Kids Run the Bases, and a special Pre-Game Autograph session presented by AccessAbilities Inc. with your favorite RailCats players! Times Family Sundays features a special $15 coupon in the NWI Times and on NWI Times social media good for 2 adult tickets and up to 4 kids, while fans can play catch on the field before every Sunday game and Kids Run the Bases after every Sunday game!

Single game tickets start at $7 and parking is always free. Purchase them, starting March 27th, at the Steel Yard Box Office, by calling 219-882-2255, or by visiting All promotions subject to change.

For updated Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule and group outing information call 219-882-2255 or visit

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