For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Harris – (228) 271-3464
March 24, 2016
SHUCKERS ANNOUNCE 2016 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
Fireworks, Giveaways, Theme Nights, Community Nights and Traveling Acts highlight calendar
BILOXI, MS – The Biloxi Shuckers are excited to announce the 2016 promotional schedule for all 70 regular season home games at MGM Park. The season leads off with Opening Night on April 7 as the Shuckers face the Chattanooga Lookouts in a rematch of last year’s Southern League Championship Series. A total of 12 fireworks shows fills out the calendar along with giveaways, theme nights, traveling acts, and community nights.
Every Sunday at MGM Park this season will be Family Fun Day, presented by McDonalds. Fans will be able to get pre-game autographs from Shuckers players, as well as play catch on the field after the game. At the conclusion of every game, kids will once again be able to run the bases with the McDonalds Fun Run.
Fireworks will light up the sky over MGM Park after each Saturday home game in 2016, as well as Friday, May 13 and a special Independence Day Celebration show on Monday, July 4.
The schedule also features giveaway items on Friday’s throughout the season. They include a magnetic on April 8, presented by Take 5 Oil Change; a Donate Life Hat Giveaway, presented by MORA to the first 1,000 fans on April 21; Shuckers Team Photo on April 29; a Shuckers T-Shirt to the first 1,000 fans on June 3, presented by the Mississippi National Guard; Shuckers Beach Towel to the first 1,500 fans on July 8, Mississippi Forestry Commission Youth Baseball to the first 1,000 kids 12-and-under on July 15, Orlando Arcia bobblehead to the first 1,500 fans on August 5 and a special Mystery Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans on August 26.
The Shuckers will also be partnering with local communities on the coast in 2016, spotlighting each with a night of recognition at MGM Park. Those nights include Wiggins Night on April 12, Pascagoula/Moss Point Night on April 28, Gautier/Vancleave Night on May 31, Gulfport Night on June 14, Biloxi/D’Iberville Night on July 14 and Ocean Springs/St. Martin Night on August 23.
The hilarious ZOOperstars! will make a return appearance to MGM Park on July 29. The furtastic Fur Circus will be entertaining kids of all ages on May 27, and Mr. Intermission will bring shock and awe to MGM Park on June 24.
A full slate of theme nights, complete with costumes and entertainment are on tap for the season as well. Highlighted theme nights include Little Hero Night (mother/son day) on May 1; Bark in the Park, presented by Raising Cane’s on May 9; Negro League Tribute Night on May 12; Military Appreciation Night on May 29; Little Princess Night (father/daughter night) on June 12; Parrot Head Night on June 23; Art in the Park on July 7, Christmas in July on July 28; USA Pride Night on August 6; College Night on August 9 and a Halfway to Mardi Gras Celebration on August 30.
The Shuckers will also debut a pair of Themed Jersey Nights in 2016. The Shuckers will be decked out in camo jerseys for Military Appreciation Night on May 29. On August 18, the Shuckers will wear George Ohr (Biloxi’s Mad Potter) themed jerseys on August 18, with fans having the opportunity to bid on their favorite player’s jersey. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Ohr-O’Keefe Art Museum.
Other key dates in 2016 include Breast Cancer Awareness Night on April 17; students from all across the coast will step out of the classroom for Education Day on April 20 as the Shuckers will be offering interactive activities with the Biloxi Police and Fire Departments, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, The Institute for Marine and Mammal Studies and Department of Marine Resources; Faith and Family Night on August 17 and Fan Appreciation Night on August 31.
2016 will also see the debut of the Biloxi Shuckers mascot, brand new Kids Zone in right field, and many more surprises for fans throughout the season.
Before the regular season gets underway, the Shuckers welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to MGM Park on Saturday, April 2, for an exhibition game at 1:10 pm. Tickets remain and can be purchased by visiting the MGM Park box office, biloxishuckers.com, or any Ticketmaster outlet.
Tickets for individual games are currently on-sale and may be purchased by visiting the MGM Park box office or any Ticketmaster outlet. Season Tickets, Shmini Plans, Group Tickets, Party Deck Tickets and Mercedes-Benz Mini Suite Tickets are available by calling the Shuckers at 228-233-3465. For more details, visit biloxishuckers.com.
About the Biloxi Shuckers:
The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and a member of the Southern League. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit biloxishuckers.com, follow the club on Twitter (@biloxishuckers), Instagram (@officialbiloxishuckers) or like the team on Facebook (facebook.com/biloxishuckers).