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'Strike Out Breast Cancer, Bark in the Park, Paul Revere and the Raiders Top Beavers Homestand

July 28, 2009 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Beavers play host to DoveLewis Bark in the Park, the club's annual Strike-Out-Breast-Cancer Day and an appearance from Paul Revere and the Raiders as well as the Spitball Gang during an event-filled, eight-game homestand, starting Tuesday at PGE Park.

The Beavers open an exciting weekend Friday with an appearance from the Spitball Gang and a special performance of the national anthem by musical group Paul Revere and the Raiders, who produced the 1960s hits "Kicks," "Just Like Me" and "Good Thing." The four characters from the Spitball gang - Spitball, Louie, Slugger and Catch - are sure to entertain with their crazy antics and hilarious dance routines.

On Saturday, the Beavers invite fans to bring their dogs to the ballpark for DoveLewis Bark in the Park as they open a four-game set with the Sacramento River Cats. The Beavers will attempt to set a new world record for the most dog marriages at one time following the game. The first 1,903 fans receive a "bobbledog" giveaway inspired by a local canine, courtesy of DoveLewis.

The Beavers round out the weekend with the club's annual "Strike-Out-Breast-Cancer" event, presented by Health Net of Oregon on Sunday. Among the several activities, the Beavers will wear one-of-a-kind, pink and blue jerseys that will be auctioned off through a silent auction before and during the game to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each winning bidder will be presented their player's autographed, game-worn jersey after the game.

Two of the eight games on the homestand will be televised live on FSN, including Wednesday's contest against the Las Vegas 51s and on Monday, Aug. 3, against Sacramento.

Tickets for the Beavers series against Las Vegas, the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, and Sacramento, the Triple-A club of the Oakland Athletics, are available through the PGE Park box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Convenient and affordable group and suite packages are available through the Beavers ticket office at (503) 553-5555.

SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (Homestand 8): Tuesday, July 28 Fred Meyer $4 Tuesday - Beavers vs. Las Vegas - 7:05 p.m. Portland begins an eight-game homestand and a four-game series against the 51s at PGE Park on a Fred Meyer $4 Tuesday. Throughout the day, 200 general admission tickets will be available for $4 through the PGE Park box office and Ticketmaster outlets at local Fred Meyer locations.

Wednesday, July 29 Win-Win Wednesday - Beavers vs. Las Vegas - 7:05 p.m. The Beavers take on Las Vegas on a Win-Win Wednesday at PGE Park live on FSN. If the Beavers can pull off a win over the 51s, each fan in attendance can redeem their ticket from Wednesday's game for entry into a future Sunday-Wednesday Beavers home game.

Thursday, July 30 Miller Lite Thursday / Beach Night - Beavers vs. Las Vegas - 7:05 p.m. The Beavers entertain the 51s as the two clubs continue their four-game series on Beach Night on a Miller Lite Thursday.

Friday, July 31 Paul Revere and the Raiders / Spitball Gang Appearance - Beavers vs. Las Vegas - 7:05 p.m. A four-game series against Las Vegas comes to a close with a special appearance by the Spitball Gang on a Comcast $1 Menu Friday. The musical group, Paul Revere and the Raiders, will be on hand to sing the national anthem. During the game, a variety of discounted concession items will be available for $1 including Zenner's hot dogs, Sierra Springs water and Nestle ice cream desserts.

Saturday, Aug. 1 DoveLewis Bark in the Park - Beavers vs. Sacramento - 7:05 p.m. The Beavers welcome the River Cats to PGE Park for a four-game series with DoveLewis Bark in the Park. Fans are invited to bring their dogs along for a summer day at the ballpark. The first 1,903 fans receive a bobbledog on a Fred Meyer Super Giveaway Saturday. Following the game, the Beavers will attempt to set a world record for the most dog marriages at one time, and both dogs and owners can run the bases.

Sunday, Aug. 2 Strike-Out-Breast-Cancer Day / Jersey-off-our-back Auction - Beavers vs. Sacramento - 2:05 p.m. The Beavers continue to aid in the fight against breast cancer with the club's annual "Strike-Out Breast-Cancer" event presented by Health Net of Oregon. The Beavers will wear limited-edition jerseys that will be auctioned off through a silent auction held at PGE Park, with all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fans with the winning bid will be presented their autographed, game-worn jersey following the game. Prior to the first pitch, kids 12 and under can take advantage of the team's new Kids-Eat-Free plan, play catch on the field and get player autographs on an American Family Insurance Kids Sunday. After the game, kids are invited to run the bases at PGE Park, presented by Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle's Restaurant.

Monday, Aug. 3 Home Run Derby Monday - Beavers vs. Sacramento - 7:05 p.m. A four-game series against Sacramento continues on a Home Run Derby Monday presented by American Family Insurance. Take part in the season-long MLB 2K9 tourney and earn a shot to play in the championship round at the end of the season. Monday's contest against the River Cats will be broadcast live on FSN.

Tuesday, Aug. 4 Fred Meyer $4 Tuesday - Beavers vs. Sacramento - 1:05 p.m. Portland concludes its homestand and series against the River Cats with a businessperson special on a Fred Meyer $4 Tuesday. Throughout the day, 200 general admission tickets will be available for $4 through the PGE Park box office and Ticketmaster outlets at local Fred Meyer locations.

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