Promotional Schedule for Long Island Ducks 2017 Season
Central Islip, N.Y.- The Long Island Ducks today announced their promotional schedule for the 2017 season. The good times will keep on rolling all season long, with exciting giveaways, theme nights and promotions taking place every time Ducks fans enter the ballpark.
A record-tying 17 Fireworks Spectaculars will light the sky above Bethpage Ballpark to highlight the promotional schedule. Fireworks will continue to follow every Saturday night game, and the season will be accented by FOUR consecutive fireworks shows from July 1 to 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Special fireworks will also take place on Opening Weekend (April 29) and for annual theme nights such as Military Appreciation Night, presented by Northrup Grumman (August 5) and Breast Cancer Awareness Night (August 25).
Fans will be treated to several new theme nights as well during the 2017 season. Northwell Health will present "Heart Health Night" on Wednesday, May 17. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative T-Shirts, and the Ducks will wear special red jerseys for the game, which will be auctioned off that night. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Extravaganza. Friday, August 4 will be Salute to First Responders Night, presented by National Grid. The Ducks will be recognizing those who help protect and serve our community each and every day. Long Island will also be showing its appreciation this season to those veterans who have fought for and protected our freedom. In addition to the nightly "Heroes of the Game" recognition program, presented by New York Community Bank and the QuackerJack Foundation, the Ducks will host Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 3.
Many familiar theme nights will also be returning to the schedule this year. These include "Bark in the Park" Night (May 16), "Don't Zone Out" Night, presented by CSEA (June 1), Health Night, presented by Northwell Health (June 19), YMCA of Long Island Night (July 6), Anti-Bullying Night, presented by the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying (July 14), Irish Night, presented by Shandon Court (July 17), Camp Day (July 26), "The Great Plesser's Giveaway" Night (August 9), Jewish Heritage Night (August 20) and Fan Appreciation Day (September 10).
All of the fun for 2017 will get started on Opening Night, Friday April 28 when the Ducks host the New Britain Bees. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive bobbleheads of Ducks alumni and current Major Leaguer Rich Hill, courtesy of P.C. Richard & Son. The collectible is the first among a plethora of outstanding giveaway items fans will have the opportunity to take home this season. Other items include:
April 30th - Ducks Magnet Schedules, courtesy of the QuackerJack Foundation (first 1,500 fans)
June 9th - Ducks T-Shirts, courtesy of Petro Home Services (first 1,500 fans)
June 11th - Ducks Logo Baseballs, courtesy of AARP NY (first 1,500 fans)
July 16th - Yellow and Navy Baseballs, courtesy of Yellow Dog Lawn Care (first 1,500 fans)
August 18th - Drawstring Bags, courtesy of Fairfield Properties (first 1,500 fans)
August 31st - Back to School Lunch Boxes, courtesy of SCOPE Education Services (first 1,500 kids 12 and under)
September 8th - Back to School Night with Ducks Notebooks, presented by Long Island Teachers (first 1,500 fans)
In addition to the many wonderful giveaways and theme nights taking place, the Ducks will also continue to feature special promotions occurring every day of the week. The Weekly Promotional Lineup will continue to feature many fan favorites while also including some new additions for this year. The following is this year's weekly promotional schedule:
MILITARY MONDAYS - A brand new promotion for 2017! As a thank you to the men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to keep us safe, active military members (with valid military ID) will receive a special $7 ticket offer when purchasing Monday game tickets at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (subject to availability).
TWO-FER TUESDAYS - Fans purchasing tickets to any Tuesday home game online at LIDucks.com or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a special buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code "BOGO" at checkout (max four total tickets per transaction).
WADDLE IN WEDNESDAYS - During each Wednesday home game, a special item in the Waddle In Shop will be available at a 20% discount all game long! The selected item will change throughout the year and will be announced on LIDucks.com the morning of each Wednesday home game and at the ballpark during the game.
THIRSTY THURSDAYS - The Duck Club Restaurant/Bar, normally reserved for VIP/Season Ticket Holders only, will be open to all fans at Thursday home games! The bar will feature drink specials, including half price domestics, while the restaurant will offer special menu selections.
FOWL POLE FRIDAYS - If a Ducks player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during a Friday home game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! In addition, a visiting team player will be selected as the Pizza Hut K-Man of the game. If that player strikes out, fans can redeem their game ticket for a special offer at a participating Pizza Hut location.
SPECTACULAR SATURDAYS - The most popular promotion of the year is featured every Saturday night! Enjoy a postgame Fireworks Spectacular from your seats at Bethpage Ballpark. Following the show, be sure to grab your coupon for a spectacular offer from Dick's Sporting Goods as you exit the ballpark.
SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAYS - Sundays are full of family fun for everyone! Prior to the game, all fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can be like their favorite Ducks player during Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
The full 2017 promotional schedule can be viewed by CLICKING HERE . Fans can also see the schedule in the second edition of the Ducks' 2017 Pocket Schedules, which will be handed out during Opening Day of Ticket Sales at Bethpage Ballpark on Saturday, March 18.
Fans looking to get the best tickets to all of these exciting promotional nights are encouraged to arrive early on March 18. Festivities for the whole family will begin at 8:30 a.m., as "Big Mike" from MAXX FM/WALK 97.5 will emcee the excitement from the ballpark. He will be joined by seven-time "Best Long Island Mascot" winner, QuackerJack, as well as baseball legend Bud Harrelson and Ducks manager Kevin Baez. All will be available for photo and autograph opportunities. Ducks media partner, Connoisseur Media, will have fun games, giveaways and prizes for fans waiting in line.
Children will be able to jump around all morning long on Ducks inflatable rides, and the Waddle In Shop will be open for fans to stock up on official team merchandise in preparation for the upcoming season. Centerplate, the official concessions provider of the Ducks, will be providing complimentary food and beverages for all in attendance. Items will include coffee, hot chocolate, bagels, muffins and Herr's Potato Chips, the official potato chip of the Ducks. Chipper, the official mascot of Herr's, will also be making a special appearance.
Special prizes await the first fan in line for Ducks tickets this season, so be sure to get to the ballpark well in advance of the box office opening at 10:00 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure availability, as Bethpage Ballpark will be the one and only place for fans to get their individual Ducks game tickets until 2:00 p.m. on March 18. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, fans can purchase remaining individual Ducks game tickets by calling 631-940-TIXX or by going to www.liducks.com and clicking on the tickets icon. Those wishing to skip the line on Opening Day of Ticket Sales and guarantee themselves tickets to every promotional night should contact the Ducks ticket office at (631) 940-3825 and sign up to be a VIP Season Ticket Holder.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com .
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