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Mustangs Release 2013 Promotional Schedule

May 13, 2013 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Martinsville Mustangs News Release

Martinsville, Va. - The Martinsville Mustangs announced today their promotional schedule for the 2013 season. The schedule is highlighted by "Dig for the Diamond Night" on Saturday, July 27th. Working with Eden Jewelry, fans will come down after the game to dig for a diamond ring buried in the in-field, with the person who finds it taking home a sparkling diamond ring!

"It's going to be crazy, we can't wait to get all the fans out on the field for this insane experience," said Mustangs GM Tyler Parsons. "This is a ring that will be valued at $2,500 and it's beautiful!"

In addition to Dig for the Diamond, the Mustangs are also hosting "World Record High-Five Night" on July 20th, when Parsons will go for the Guinness World Record for most high-fives given in one hour. The current record was set in New Jersey in 2012 when Ian Moritz racked up 1,739 high-fives in one hour.

"This is going to be a community record, I want to put Martinsville on the map and what better way to achieve that then dishing out some high-fives," exclaimed Parsons. "No pun intended to our mascot MO, but I'm chomping at the bit to high-five all of our fans and set the record. There is zero doubt in my mind that this record can be set!"

All new this season will be the first ever "Kids Run the Ballpark Night" on June 8th. Teaming up with the CenturyLink, the Mustangs will select kids to run all operations at the stadium including Coach, Announcer, GM, Grounds Crew, Director of Promotions, Ticket Takers and Concessions. Kids will also write the post game story for the Mustangs and work with the team photographer during the game. Look for more information on the teams Facebook on how to get your kid signed up!

One of the most exciting weekly promotions is making its debut this season: BB&T Dollar Mondays. Every Monday of the season, everything is $1 including tickets, hot dogs, chips, candy and beer! The Mustangs will host five BB&T Dollar Mondays in 2013, starting on June 3rd and finishing on July 22nd.

On June 6th the Mustangs will welcome renowned electric violinist Stephen Neil for "Electrified with Stephen Neil Night" where Neil will play throughout the night, including playing the player entrance songs and being involved in all of the promotions.

On July 13th as the Mustangs will host the annual "Salute to Troops Night" with the Martinsville National Guard. On this night the team will wear camouflage jerseys in support of the troops. On June 22nd, the Mustangs will host "Strike out Cancer Night" with Memorial Hospital and wear special purple jerseys to be auctioned off after the game to raise money for cancer research.

Working with the local SPCA, the Mustangs will host "Bark in the Park Night" on July 2nd. Fans are encouraged to bring all of their friends, including the furry, four-legged kind!

On June 20th, the Mustangs will host "MO's Beach Bash" as the night will feature beach themed music and totally rad surfer promotions. This celebration will all be done with MO in mind, as we intend to make him feel like he is back in his native California!

A unique promotion that is beneficial to the environment will be taking place on July 23rd, as the Mustangs partner with Bassett Furniture for "Grow Your Own Furniture Night" when fans will receive complimentary trees to plant!

Other great promotions include "NASCAR Night" on June 11th, "Faith Night" on June 14th, "Martinsville Has Talent Night" on July 26th, and "Hot Dog Heaven" on June 27th when hot dogs will cost just 50 cents all night!

The Mustangs currently have THREE FIREWORKS nights scheduled for May 31st, July 5th and August 2nd. The season will finish with a bang as the first ever "Great Community Give-Back Game" will be held on August 4th. Partners such as Gildan, Martinsville Smiles, River Community Bank and Subway will provide complimentary tickets for every fan, with the first 1,000 fans receiving a free hot dog, chips and a soda!

"Our promotions and gameday atmosphere are vital to our organization," added Parsons. "We want every person to come to Hooker Field and have the time of their life. This is going to be the place to be this summer!"

The Mustangs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 57 alums - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).

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