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Suns Announce 2008 Promotional Schedule

Suns Announce 2008 Promotional Schedule
Upcoming season will include fireworks, giveaways and much more!

Hagerstown, MD- Friday, April 11th is Opening Night for the Hagerstown Suns and marks the beginning of the team's second season as an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Suns open their season on the road April 3rd versus the Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles affiliate). The 2008 schedule features many of the fan-favorite promotions that have become staples at Municipal Stadium, along with several new and exciting promotions. Highlighting the promotional schedule will be two appearances by the Dale Earnhardt Junior #88 National Guard Car, fourteen of the Tri-State area's best fireworks shows, and eleven premium giveaway nights including two bobbleheads.
Dale Jr's #88 car will be on display in the Hagerstown Trust Plaza of Municipal Stadium on Opening Night, April 11th and on NASCAR Night July 12th. Fans are encouraged to come early to get their picture taken with NASCAR'S most popular driver's car as it makes its first appearance in Hagerstown. Fireworks continue to rank as Suns fans' favorite promotional nights at the ballpark. Fireworks dates in 2008 include April 11th, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th, June 7th, June 27th, July 11th, July 12th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th, August 9th, August 22nd, and August 31st.
One of the Suns two bobblehead giveaways is a continuation of the Suns successful "Scholastic Heroes" bobblehead series, which began in 2005. On May 30th, Greencastle-Antrim High School will celebrate their mascot, the "Blue Devil". On June 7th, the first 1,000 fans will receive an Elizabeth Schulze bobblehead. Schulze is the conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
"The majority of our giveaway items are directly associated with our team or the Washington Nationals, but we like to get creative with events and giveaways that promote other important aspects of our community," said Suns General Manager Will Smith. "We have had a lot of success the past few seasons recognizing local schools and community organizations with bobbleheads. It is a unique way to generate interest for our community partners while drawing a crowd to the ballpark that might not have experienced the enjoyable atmosphere of Suns baseball before."
Over the past half-decade the Suns have consistently garnered national headlines for creative promotions. The 2008 promotional schedule includes a few promotions that should generate the same type of fan interest and media intrigue. On April 17th, the Suns will celebrate National High Five Day. Players and coaches will be available inside the front gate to greet fans with a high five as they enter the ballpark. May 18th will mark the fourth annual National Egg Toss Championships to be held at Municipal Stadium. On June 5th, Suns fans will have the opportunity to participate in a celebration of the paparazzi. As the baseball season winds down, the Suns will help fans look forward to the football season with a football kick-off celebration on August 30th.
The Suns will once again host our annual "Pitching Pink" night promoting Breast Cancer Awareness. On June 7th, fans will have the chance to bid on their favorite player's jersey in the "Shirt Off Our Backs" Jersey Auction. The team will wear specially designed pink jerseys that will be donated for the auction. All the proceeds of the auction will go to Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley.
Other Suns notable promotions include:
* Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Ticket Booth
* Magnet Schedule Giveaway
* Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night
* Player Sticker Giveaway Series- chance to collect six limited edition player stickers
* Strike Out Tobacco Day
* Italian Heritage Night
* T-Shirt Giveaway
* Everybody's a Winner Day
* Suns Alternate Logo "Hat Giveaway
* Faith Nights
* Canada Day
* John Henry Moss Day (South Atlantic League President 1947-2007)
* Nora Roberts Night
* Camouflage Hat Giveaway
* Kiss Tribute Night (Rock Band)
* Arm Sleeve Tattoo Giveaway
Throughout the season fans can enjoy the following Suns daily promotions:
Mondays- "Feed-Your-Face Mondays"- All you can eat all night long and your game ticket for only $10.
Tuesdays- "Senior Tuesdays"- Seniors receive admission for only $2.
"Bingo Tuesdays"- baseball bingo and free prizes every Tuesday.
Wednesdays- "Internet Wednesdays"- Check the Suns website each week for merchandise, ticket and concessions specials.
Thursdays- "Thirsty Thursdays"- All draft beers are just $1.25.
"Ladies Night"- all women can enter at Fan Services to win prizes.
Fridays- "Friday Night Fireworks"- The Tri-State's best fireworks show is at Municipal Stadium following the majority of Friday home games!
Saturdays- "Give-a-way Sat-a-Days"- The Suns best premium item giveaways are on Saturday nights!
"Saturday Night Fan Broadcast"- Try your hand at broadcasting in the True Oldies 95.9 Fan Broadcast Booth.
Sundays- "Family Sundays"- 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns - get this $60 value for only $30 with the Herald-Mail coupon printed in Saturday & Sunday's paper.
"Suns Story Time"- Prior to each Sunday game, Suns players will read to kids on the field.
"Kids Run the Bases"- Kids are invited to run the bases on-field after each Sunday home game.
"Suns on Sundays"- Suns players will be available before the game to sign their individual photos.
"Sunday Post-Game Show"- Join the Suns staff and players at Beef 'O' Brady's following each Sunday afternoon game for the Sunday Post-game Radio Show.
All Suns promotions and dates are subject to change.

The Hagerstown Suns play at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, MD and are a Class "A" affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Ticket packages and sponsorships are available by calling the Suns at 301-791-6266. Visit the Suns on the web at The Suns are owned by Los Angeles based Mandalay Baseball Properties.

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