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RailCats Return from Purrfect Roadtrip for Six Games
GARY, Ind. — On the heels of a perfect 6-0 southern roadtrip, Fireworks Friday returns to U. S. Steel Yard July 22 as the RailCats kick off a six-game homestand stuffed with great giveaways and action-packed American Association Baseball! Tickets are on sale now for all six games with no seat in the house more than $10 and parking is always free!
For more information on all the upcoming fun, check out www.railcatsbaseball.com, call (219) 882-2255 to talk to a trained ambassador of FUN or friend Rusty RailCat on Facebook. Great seats are still available all week, and the RailCats are the perfect getaway outing for your business, foundation, social club or just some friends and family. The U. S. Steel Yard Box Office is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and at 10 a.m. on the weekends when the ‘Cats are at home. Don’t miss what more than 1.25 million fans have experienced since 2003 with RailCats baseball!
Here’s a look at the RailCats upcoming six-game homestand:
Friday, July 22, 7:10 p.m. RailCats vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Why are Light Saber fights from Star Wars, Neon Signs, the Slime from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters all so amazing and awesome? They all GLOW! GLOW Stations, GLOW bracelets, and GLOW signs will all be on hand for one night only! Glow in the Park is sure to be a spectacular night that will light up U. S. Steel Yard and the city of Gary! Rusty and Rascal want you to join in the fun, so try to find a shirt, hat, or pants in your closet that glow! If you can’t find anything, don’t worry the first 1,000 fans entering the ballpark receive a Glow in the Dark RailCats Hat thanks to our friends at U. S. Steel Gary Works. Also stick around after the ball game to see a RailCat tradition that never stops lighting up the sky! An extra-awesome Fireworks Friday presented by First Midwest Bank and The Post-Tribune will glow atop all of Northwest Indiana to finish off your night! But just when you think the night is over at U. S. Steel Yard we throw another loop! Girl Scouts of all ages are also invited to bring pack their sleeping bags and tents for a night of baseball, camping, s’mores and ghost stories at the stadium! Call the RailCats ASAP at 219.882.2255 for more information on bringing your scouts to U. S. Steel Yard.
Saturday, July 23, 6:10 p.m. RailCats vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Salute your troops and fellow citizens by offering a donation of blood to the Red Cross in the Diamond Club (located in right field) starting at 4pm and get free flex tickets to an upcoming home game. We will also salute our kids who enter the gates early, by giving away a RailCats Chest Protector Backpack to the first 1,000 kids entering the park thanks to First Midwest Bank and the Post-Tribune! As another special treat in honor of our troops Mario Saminiego performs live in the Diamond Club! Be sure to make your way down to U. S. Steel Yard's Hidden Gem to check out Mario Saminiego starting in the seventh inning!
Sunday, July 24, 2:10 p.m. RailCats vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
The first 1,500 fans will take home a RailCats classic giveaway, the Beach Towel, with a marvelous new design courtesy of Community Healthcare System and The Times. Don’t forget the sunscreen for the RailCats Beach Bash when all the fun in the sun of the beach collides with the excitement of RailCats baseball, but unfortunately we couldn’t bring Lake Michigan too. Also please join the RailCats in their support of Breast Cancer Awareness and bid on the special pink jerseys the ‘Cats will wear for this game. If you win the silent auction in McShane’s SouthShore Depot, you’ll get the chance to meet your favorite player and take the jersey right off of his back with all proceeds going to benefit cancer research! Finally, back for another season, every Sunday in 2010 look for the Family Day coupon in the Times and bring it to U. S. Steel Yard to get four box seat tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for just $36! There is no better deal for a family to come see a baseball game on a Sunday thanks to The Times.
Monday, July 25, 7:10 p.m. RailCats vs. Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants
Who says Christmas happens just once a year? The RailCats celebrate Christmas in July with the big guy in the red suit giving away presents all evening so he can try get ahead for the real thing in December. We know it’s not Friday, but you can’t have Christmas in July without FIREWORKS. Experience a Christmas-themed Fireworks spectacular following the game courtesy of First Midwest Bank and the Post-Tribune! Fans will also need to be on the lookout for the Grinch as he tries to steal this Christmas celebration! Don’t forget this night is also a Dollar Monday and you can get just about everything for a buck, courtesy of NIEMI Associates.
Tuesday, July 26, 7:10 p.m. RailCats vs. Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants
It's the most profitable giveaway of the year as the first 1,000 fans will get an envelope filled with cash! A total of $2,000 will be passed out, with five lucky fans landing $100! Special guest, former RailCat first baseman, Wes Chamberlain will return to U. S. Steel Yard. In the 2003 season, Chamberlain had 22 doubles, a .310 batting average, and 13 home runs for the RailCats and was named to the RailCats Tenth Anniversary Team at Third-Annual Fan Fest in February. The RailCats celebrate their Tenth Season with another Tuesday Picture Giveaway to the first 1,000 fans entering the ballpark commemorating ten years of fun and exciting baseball in Northwest Indiana, thanks goes to the sponsor, Great Lakes Orthopedics! Make sure you get your Tenth Anniversary picture signed by one of the team’s greatest players, Wes Chamberlain.
Wednesday, July 27, 6:10 p.m. RailCats vs. Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants