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Ducks to Host Peanut Free Night

April 24, 2009 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks News Release

(Central Islip, N.Y., Apr. 24, 2009) - The Long Island Ducks today announced that the team will host a "peanut-free night" at Citibank Park on Tuesday, May 19, when the Ducks host the Newark Bears at 6:35 p.m. There will be no sale of peanuts at the ballpark on that date, giving fans struggling with peanut allergies the opportunity to attend a baseball game.

"Everyone knows the line from the song, ‘Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack," says Ducks group sales manager John Wolff. "But for some of our biggest fans, peanut allergies make it very difficult for them to come to the ballpark. One of the Ducks' core values is making sure everybody has a chance to see a fun, affordable professional baseball game, and we're continuing that mission by hosting a peanut-free event."

Peanut allergies in young children are a growing concern in the United States. An estimated one in 125 children suffers from a peanut allergy, and the number of children affected by peanut allergies has nearly doubled in recent years. The Long Island Ducks are providing a special opportunity for families dealing with this issue to enjoy a ballgame at Citibank Park. Families interested in purchasing tickets for the May 19 peanut-free game can do so by visiting www.liducksgroups.com, and typing the password "Peanut."

The Long Island Ducks host the Newark Bears on Tuesday, May 19. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 5:35 p.m. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive wall clocks, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. Join us for this special night as the Ducks continue their 2009 10th Anniversary Season and help raise peanut allergy awareness on Long Island.

Individual game tickets for the Ducks 2009 10th Anniversary Season are on sale now! The home opener takes place on Friday, May 1, as the Ducks take on the defending league champion Somerset Patriots. For tickets, stop by the Citibank Park Box Office, log on to www.liducks.com, or call (631) 940-TIXX. Season tickets, 10-Game Mini Plans and group outings are also currently available by calling (631) 940-3825.

The Long Island Ducks play their home games at Citibank Park and are entering their 10th Anniversary Season in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. For further information, visit www.liducks.com, or call (631) 940-3825.


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