The final regular season homestand starts August 29

August 27, 2006 - Northern League (NL) - Joliet JackHammers News Release

JOLIET, IL-The Joliet JackHammers begin their final regular season home stand with a three-game series against the Kansas City T-Bones Tuesday, August 29 at 6:05. The JackHammers conclude the home schedule with a three-game series against the Schaumburg Flyers Friday, September 1. Tickets are available for all six games.

The JackHammers are in a race for first place with the T-Bones in the Northern League East Division. The JackHammers are looking for their first playoff appearance since 2002 when they won the Northern League Central Southern Division second half crown in the club's first season in the Northern League.

The JackHammers also have plenty of fun activities planned through the final home stand. On Tuesday August 29 at 6:05 p.m. the featured promotion is the "Bark in the Park" Halloween celebration where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to Silver Cross Field for an early celebration of Halloween. On Wednesday, August 30 at 7:05 p.m. First Midwest Bank presents Ty Beanie Baby Giveaway to the first 1,000 fans and Joliet Community Night. Fans can buy box seat tickets at First Midwest Bank for ten dollars with proceeds going to United Cerebral Palsy.

On Thursday, August 31 at 7:05 p.m., Bud Light presents a Pint Glass giveaway to the first 1,000 fans 21 and over. On Friday September 1, Aramark presents the final Fireworks Show. Saturday, August 2 at 7:05, Lumina presents legendary entertainer Myron Noodleman who brings his offbeat antics to Silver Cross Field. It's Fan Appreciation Night on Sunday, August 3 with a 5:05 p.m. game against the Schaumburg Flyers.

The JackHammers will also celebrate the one-millionth fan sometime in the final home stand. The lucky fan will receive two season tickets for the 2007 season, a one hundred dollar gift certificate to the JackHammers Pro Shop, and an opportunity to win one thousand dollars.

Loose Gravel: The JackHammers are averaging 4,386 fans through 41 home games.

Be sure to catch all of the remaining JackHammers games on 1340 WJOL and online at All JackHammers home games are televised live on local cable channel 6.

For tickets to the final home stand of the season, please call (815) 726-BALL (2255), go online to, or visit the Silver Cross Field box office during normal business hours.

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