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RiverDogs Release 2017 Promos & Specials

With the start of the 2017 baseball season less than a month away, the Charleston RiverDogs have dialed up some excitement by announcing this year’s promotions and specials.

Besides the action the field, here are some things fans can enjoy this year during  Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park's 21st season:

  • Mondays
    • "Dog Days"
      • Bring your pup to cheer with the crowd
    • $1 beers and $1 hot dogs
    • “Dogs with a Cause”
      • A different local nonprofit is featured each week
  • Tuesdays
    • "Trendy Tuesday
      • The RiverDogs will look at some of the latest fads to sweep the interwebs while poking fun at the hip happenings of yesteryear.
      • Topics throughout the season will include viral videos, “As Seen on TV” hits, hairstyles, toys, conspiracy theories, dances, and more!
    • “Take Me Out Tuesday” ticket specials from Landshark and Harris Teeter featuring two tickets, dinner, and drinks for just $20 at the gate.
  • Wednesdays
    • “Wardrobe Wednesday
      • The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a new piece of RiverDogs swag for seven hump day home dates throughout the season (excludes the pair of Education Day dates in May)
      • Wardrobe giveaways include bandanas, dog tags on military night, sunglasses, Pope hats, tube socks, and t-shirts
  • Thursdays
    • “Thirsty Thursday”
      • Music from DJ Natty Heavy and $1 beers in the Ashley View Pub above the third base line.
      • Plus, if you turn 21 on a Thirsty Thursday, you’ll get in free with proof of an ID
  • Fridays
    • "Red Shirt Fridays"
      • All fans who wear red shirts to the game will save $1 off the purchase of their ticket at the gate with the option to donate it to a military charity
      • RiverDogs will wear specialty red uniforms to honor the Armed Forces
    • Postgame fireworks
  • Saturdays
    • “Saturdays Live at The Joe”
    • Different postgame showcase each Saturdays
      • Entertainment includes a postgame t-shirt toss, a home run derby, and more
      • The RiverDogs will bring back the helicopter ball drop with the chance for fans to win cash and prizes. This will occur on the first Saturday home game of each month. Each ball drop night, one lucky fan has the chance to walk home with $2,000. Should there not be a winner, the prize money rolls over to the next month with a chance for the pot to grow to $10,000.
  • Sundays
    • "MUSC Health Family Sunday"

      • Team will wear “Holy City” jerseys and hats
      • Free parking
      • Members of the MUSC Children’s Health Kids club (12 and under) gain free admission, can play pregame catch on the field, and are able to run the bases after the game

There will also be several theme nights throughout the season. Highlights include:

  • April 12: Tony the Peanut Man Night 
    • The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a Tony the Peanut Man commemorative pin
  • April 22: String Night
    • Charleston goes for a world record as fans come together for the largest simultaneous blast of silly string canisters.
    • It’s also a string lover’s dream in a night dedicated to string cheese, string instruments, string theory, and more
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
    • Love it or hate, come out to celebrate one of the most controversial condiment choices on a night of everything mayonnaise
  • May 7: Star Wars Night
    • Blast off into a galaxy far, far away with a colorful cast of characters from all across the galaxy
  • May 21: Pirates Night
    • The RiverDogs celebrate Charleston’s notorious history of piracy
    • The team will also look back on their lineage as a Pirates affiliate in the SALLY League from 1973-78 when players like five-time World Series champion Willie Randolph roamed the grounds of College Park
  • June 6: 843s vs Tourists
    • Locals will save at the gate with proof of ID that you live in the 843 area code
    • Non-locals will have access to “specials” including $40 t-shirts and other “authentic” Charleston souvenirs
    • The RiverDogs will wear specialty jerseys with “843” emblazoned across the letters
  • June 18: Father’s Day Brunch
    • Bring dad out to a ballgame for an early 1:05 pm start featuring a pregame Father’s Day Brunch with food specials being sold throughout the game
  • July 3: Independence Day Celebration
    • Postgame fireworks super show
  • July 22: Umpire Appreciation Night
    • The team will honor the unsung heroes of the game and tip their caps to the umpires
    • The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive an umpire “bobble wrist” collectible featuring a suited-up umpire sweeping off home plate
  • July 31: MUSC Health Rainbows Night
    • The RiverDogs turn back the clock to the days when names like Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, and Carlos Baerga roved the infield of College Park. They'll become the Charleston Rainbows again, complete with throwback Rainbows uniforms.
    • Charleston Pride will receive the proceeds of the jerseys auctioned off during the game
  • August 2: Justin Pope Hat Giveaway
    • In honor of their 2016 pitching coach that helped guide the RiverDogs to lead the league in ERA, the club will give away 1,248 Pope hats - one for each of Charleston’s record-setting strikeout total from last year
  • August 4: One-Hit Wonders Night
    • The RiverDogs will celebrate some of the greatest one-hit wonders of all-time
    • Postgame fireworks
    • If RiverDogs pitchers combine to hold the Greenville Drive to just a hit, one lucky fan will win $10,000
  • August 5: It’s All Been Done: An Exhaustive Celebration of Minor League Baseball Themes and Promotions
    • The RiverDogs will honor Minor League Baseball’s overindulgence in themed promotions on a night featuring every promotional cliché the club can think of including specialty jerseys, giveaways, food specials, and more
  • August 18: Disney Sing-along Night
    • A night of Disney nostalgia and sing-alongs
    • Following the game, there will be a postgame fireworks show to the tune of Disney favorites
  • August 21: Eclipse Day
    • Get to the ballpark at 1 pm and catch a front row seat for the full solar eclipse peaking at 2:47 pm
    • Members from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will be on hand to provide educational opportunities for fans young and old pregame, and fans will receive special eclipse sunglasses at the gate
    • The first pitch is set for 4:05pm
  • August 31: Fan Appreciation Night/RiverDogs Garage Sale
    • The RiverDogs will thank their fans by giving away a bunch of stuff they don’t want anymore
    • Postgame fireworks super show

You can see the complete list of promos and specials here.

Tickets for the 2017 season are already on sale. For more information, contact the Riley Park Box Office at 843-577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.

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