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Fireworks, Human Cannonball Launch and Patrick Henry Bobblehead Highlight Flying Squirrels Homestand this Week

May 27, 2019 - Eastern League (EL) - Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release

FUNNVILLE - The Richmond Flying Squirrels are back in Funnville this week for a three-game stay at The Diamond Tuesday through Thursday, highlighted by the 10th Season Camo T-Shirt giveaway, the Patrick Henry Bobblehead giveaway, In-Your-Face Fireworks and the return of the Human Cannonball.

The Flying Squirrels host the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, for their only visit to Richmond this season.

The homestand begins on Tuesday when the first 1,500 fans 15 and older will receive a 10th Season Camo T-Shirt presented by Virginia Birth Father Registry in observance of the extended Memorial Day holiday.

On Wednesday, the first 1,000 fans 15 and older will take home a bobblehead of Revolutionary War figure and Virginia's first governor Patrick Henry, who is best known for his famed "liberty or death" speech at St. John's Church in Richmond, presented by Bojangles'.

The series and the homestand wrap up on Thursday with a special return visit by David "The Bullet" Smith Jr., also known as the Human Cannonball, as part of the 10 memorable past promotions series of the Flying Squirrels' 10th Season celebration. The Human Cannonball will launch himself out of a cannon and ignite the postgame In-Your-Face Fireworks show.

Tickets are available online at SquirrelsBaseball.com/Tickets, by phone at 804-359-FUNN (3866) or in person at the Flying Squirrels offices.

The full promotional schedule for the homestand is listed below:

Tuesday, May 28 vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies

6:35 p.m. | Gates open at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets

10th Season Camo T-shirt Giveaway for the first 1,500 fans 15 & older presented by Virginia Birth Father Registry

Wednesday, May 29 vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies

6:35 p.m. | Gates open at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets

Patrick Henry Bobblehead Giveaway for the first 1,000 fans 15 & older presented by Bojangles'

Wine Up Wednesdays: Enjoy $5 glasses of wine and $6 wine slushies from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Available at the wine cart located in the Funnville Fan Zone on the main concourse)

Thursday, May 30 vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies

6:35 p.m. | Gates open at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets

In-Your-Face Fireworks: Enjoy fireworks from up close and inside the fences following the game.

Human Cannonball Launch: As part of the 10 memorable past promotions series, David "The Bullet" Smith Jr., better known as the Human Cannonball, returns to Funnville to launch himself out of a cannon and ignite the postgame In-Your-Face Fireworks show

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth. The All-Star Week festivities begin on Sunday, July 7 with Mayor Levar Stoney's All-Star Week Kickoff on Brown's Island, followed by the All-Star Country Music Jam on Monday, July 8, headlined by Big & Rich at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway. The Celebrity Home Run Derby is Tuesday, July 9 and the festivities all lead up to the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 10. For more information, visit SquirrelsBaseball.com/AllStar.


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