January 25, 2022

Hagerstown Suns Announce 2015 Promotional Schedule

The Hagerstown Suns have been a minor league affiliate for several different teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and Washington Nationals, over the last thirty-five years so the anniversary promotional schedule will feature a variety of giveaways.

The first bobblehead will be handed out on Saturday, June 13, and will feature former Suns pitcher Mike Mussina. See press release below for the full promotional schedule.


Suns Announce 2015 promotional schedule

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Hagerstown Suns announced today their promotional schedule for the 2015 season, which is the team’s 35th anniversary season. Many of the events highlighting the promotional schedule are part of a season-long anniversary celebration, and will bring some important parts of Suns history back to life, including the highlighting of some former Suns players who have made their mark in Hagerstown over the years.

Fittingly, the promotional schedule kicks off on the night of the home opener on Thursday, April 16. Dane Anthony, who threw the first pitch in Hagerstown Suns history back in 1981, will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Also that night there will be a ceremony in the beer garden as Antietam Brewery will be unveiling a special 35th anniversary brew and tap, which will be sold throughout the season. 2015 Magnet Schedules will be handed out to fans on opening night and throughout opening weekend, and on Friday and Saturday April 17 & 18, the first 500 fans will receive a Suns specialty beer mug that they will be able to use throughout the season to receive discounts on beer.

Also, on Saturday, April 18, the Suns players will debut their special 35th anniversary throwback jerseys sponsored by the Hagerstown Suns Fan Club, as well as throwback hats that were both designed to combine several looks of the past. These will be worn each Saturday home game, and live auctions will be held for both later in the season (hats – July 11, jerseys – August 29).

Another alternate jersey the Suns will wear this season will be a camouflage jersey. This jersey will be worn for most Friday home games, as well as some of the military appreciation games. On Friday, August 21, the jersey will be auctioned off following the game with all proceeds going to “Folds of Honor”, which is an organization that provides annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty.

In total there will be three bobbleheads given away during the 2015 season. The first bobblehead will be handed out on Saturday, June 13, and will feature former Suns pitcher Mike Mussina. A little more than a month later, on Saturday, July 25, a Dane Anthony bobblehead will be handed out to the first 1,000 fans. The final bobblehead giveaway of the year will take place on Saturday, August 22, and is presented by the Hagerstown – Washington County CVB. That bobblehead will be revealed at a later date.

Bobbleheads aren’t the only items that fans will get to take home from a game at Municipal Stadium this season. Other giveaway items include a poster with various program covers from previous seasons (May 2), a special 35th anniversary logo hat (May 30), a pink mini-bat key chain as part of pink weekend (June 12), a poster with various baseball cards of Suns players from previous years (June 20), and a Suns logo baseball (August 8).

Many of the Suns traditional weekly promotions will be back this season as well, including “Thirsty Thursday”, “Eats for Seats Tuesday”, and “Sunday Funday”. In addition, there will be new weekly promotions on Monday and Wednesday. Every Monday home game in 2015 will be a “Mega Monday”, when fans will have the opportunity to purchase four GA tickets loaded with $5.00 each to be used in the stadium for a total of $40.00 (a $16.00 savings). Or, fans on Mondays can purchase a single loaded GA ticket for a discounted price. The majority of Wednesday home games this season will be “Guaranteed WinsDay”, which means if the Suns don’t win on that particular Wednesday all fans in attendance will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday home game.

As is custom at Municipal Stadium, there will be a bunch of Fireworks shows throughout the season as well. The first Fireworks show will take place following the game on Friday, May 15. In total there will be nine Fireworks shows throughout the season, and all of them will be on Friday nights.

Once again this year there will be happy hour pricing on 16-ounce cans of select domestic beers prior to every home game. The happy hour pricing will begin as soon as the gates open and will last until the first pitch is thrown. There are four games this season (May 29, June 12, July 3, and August 7) when there will be an extended happy hour, meaning the gates will open earlier than normal (4:30pm) and there will be live entertainment prior to the start of the game.

New in 2015 will be theme nights to go along with each “Thirsty Thursday” game. The themes this season include college night (April 30), country night (May 14), ladies night (May 28 and August 20), golf night (July 9), 80’s night (July 23), and 90’s night (August 6). For some of the theme nights, fans who dress up in that night’s theme will receive a discounted GA ticket. Details on all of the specific theme nights can be found on the promotions page of the Suns website.

Another new promotion in 2015 will be the “Weekday Matinee”. The Suns will have four weekday games (May 4, June 3, August 5, September 2) begin at 1:05pm. Fans can get tickets to these matinee games for just $5.00 (GA ticket) or $7.00 (Reserved ticket). Once inside the stadium, fans can grab a hot dog for $2.00 and/or a domestic draft beer for $3.00, making these games the perfect lunch break entertainment (and no one will tell your boss if you decide to stay for the whole game).

Additional special events taking place this season will include two Education Days (April 22 and May 20), four Antietam Cable Date Nights (April 28, May 17, June 30, and August 18), a college fair (May 1), four Nora Roberts Reading Challenge games (May 2, May 3, May 16, and May 17), five military appreciation games (May 16, May 29 – 31, July 3), Craft Brew night (July 2), Kids night (July 22), two movie nights (July 12 and August 28), Christmas in July (July 25), Camp Day (July 28), First Responders night (August 7), and Teacher and School Staff Appreciation night (June 12).

Lastly, the Suns organization will be hosting an inaugural Beer Tasting Festival, which will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. There is no game that day as the Suns will be away on the road. Tickets are already on sale.

For more information on all of the promotions and giveaways throughout the 2015 season and to reserve your seats at Municipal Stadium, call 301-791-6266, or go to www.hagerstownsuns.com.

NATS/P-NATS: Potomac Nationals 2014 Promotional Schedule

Source: Potomac Nationals home page

Source: Potomac Nationals home page


30th Anniversary of G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium to Feature
Most Entertaining Promo Slate in Franchise History

Woodbridge, VA—As the Potomac Nationals celebrate 30 seasons of baseball at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium during the 2014 campaign, the P-Nats’ faithful will be treated to the most entertaining promotional schedule in the history of the franchise.

The Potomac Nationals are pleased to unveil an extremely potent promo slate that is underscored by a club-record 18 fireworks shows, 15 premium giveaways including the Jayson Werth “Wolf-A-rine” and the Werth Bobble Beard, as well as P-Nats bobbleheads of former first round draft picks, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, five game used and autographed throwback jersey auctions, and a visit from the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo with Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard & Team Ghost Riders as seen on ESPN’s E:60 program.

The Cowboy Monkey Rodeo is an internationally recognized live animal entertainment act that features capuchin monkeys riding sheep dogs herding livestock. Lepard and Team Ghost Riders have performed at destinations around Minor League Baseball, and even at the home of the Super Bowl hopeful, Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

“We are extremely excited about the entertainment we are bringing to our fans this summer at The Pfitz. The fireworks, premium giveaways, celebrity appearances, and our stadium’s 30th anniversary tributes along with the always affordable ticket options and revamped concessions items will give everyone in the family a variety of reasons to be a part of P-Nats Baseball in 2014. Last season was the best in franchise history across the board, and we know this year will be even better. I can’t wait to see our fans on Opening Day come April 8th,” says Potomac Nationals Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud.

The quintet of throwback jerseys to be auctioned off will be replicas of uniform tops worn during the eras of the Prince William Pirates (1984-1986), Prince William Yankees (1987-1988), Prince William Cannons (1989-1998), Potomac Cannons (1999-2004), and the Potomac Nationals (2005-Present).

To highlight the bridge from The Pfitz to “The Show,” the club will be unveiling a Potomac Nationals Wall of Fame up the First Base Line along the Home Clubhouse to pay tribute to former P-Nats players who have graduated to the Washington Nationals.

In addition, a host of celebrity appearances featuring to be determined past and present stars from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League are planned for the upcoming ‘14 slate.

The Potomac Nationals have confirmed these additional 2014 giveaway items:

-2014 and 2015 Magnet Schedules
-2013 P-Nats Player of the Year, Michael Taylor Jersey Pillow
-Bryce Harper P-Nats T-Shirt
-Poster Series featuring: Taylor Jordan (MLB Debut), Anthony Rendon (MLB Debut), Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, and Ryan Zimmerman
-2014 Team Photo
-2014 Team Poster
-2014 Playoffs Rally Towels

Middle School Science Day with the Potomac Nationals is circled for Thursday, April 10th and first pitch is set for 10:35am.

The Nationals have also announced four Scout Nights in 2014 for area boy scouts to camp out on the Pfitzner Stadium diamond and enjoy a post-game screening of a baseball film while sleeping under the stars. Scout Nights will take place on Saturday, May 31st (6:35pm), Friday, June 13th (7:05pm), Saturday, July 26th (6:35pm), and Saturday, August 16th (6:35pm).

A pair of summer camp/day care games will be hosted on Wednesday, July 30th, and Thursday, August 7th with both contests beginning at 12:05pm.

Theme nights for the 2014 season include: Football Night, Hockey Night, Friday the 13th Night, Wing Fling, Man vs. Food II, Health and Wellness Night, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Food Truck Nights, Halfway to St. Patty’s Day, Bark in the Park Days, and many more!

Military Appreciation Night, a hallmark of the Potomac franchise, will honor the armed forces community in Northern Virginia on Sunday, June 22nd at 6:05pm.

The most exciting stretch of the 2014 season is Fourth of July Weekend from Friday, July 4th to Sunday, July 6th. P-Nats fans will be able to purchase “Food, Fireworks, & Fun” loaded tickets that include a pre-game picnic pass, a reserved ticket, and the biggest fireworks blast-off of the season.

A pair of Community Nights will don the 2014 schedule in which corporate partners distribute banks of complimentary tickets to their customers. Community Nights at The Pfitz are scheduled for Thursday, June 12th (7:05pm) and Thursday, July 17th. (7:05pm)

Also, the P-Nats will be keeping the tradition of the annual Guns vs. Hoses Charity Softball Game where members of the Prince William County Police Department battle against an area fire and rescue department.

The P-Nats’ 2014 weekly promotional schedule looks like this…

$1 General Admission Tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

2 Tickets, 2 Hot Dogs, & 2 Small Sodas for the Price of One

GA ticket with All-you-can-eat meal provided by local restaurants

Discounted Drink Specials



Pre-game Player Autograph Station, Kids Run the Bases, Catch on the Field, and Fireworks Shows in Second Half of Season

Second half fireworks shows on Sundays will return in 2014 with all Sunday games after the Carolina League All-Star Break beginning at 6:05pm and to be followed by a fireworks extravaganza.

Kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday game during the 2014 season.

New for 2014, the always-popular, Tennis Ball Toss will be running after all 70 games where fans will be able to purchase tennis balls during the game to throw onto the field post-game in order to unlock prizes from corporate sponsors of the Potomac Nationals.

More information on the 2014 Potomac Nationals Promotional Schedule will be available soon including dates, times, and specifics for all promotions.

Opening Day 2014 at Pfitzner Stadium is Tuesday, April 8th as the Nationals host the Lynchburg Hillcats (Atlanta Braves). First pitch is set for 7:05pm.

For Potomac Nationals 2014 season tickets, mini plans, group tickets, picnic outings, and corporate partnerships, call the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 or head to www.potomacnationals.com for more information.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. P-Nats 2014 season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 season and beyond are available. Plan your corporate outing now for the 2014 season to see the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 for more information!

NATS/P-NATS: Potomac Nationals 2013 Promotions

The Potomac Nationals, Single-A affiliate of the The Washington Nationals, released their promotions for the 2013 season. The minor leagues always have some fun and unusual giveaways. The Bobbleheads will be of Dan Haren (former Potomac Cannons when with St. Louis) and Tyler Moore.

The most unique giveaway is “The Shark-A-rine” which is a half-man and half-shark figurine in honor of Nats outfielder Roger Bernadina (aka “The Shark”).

In addition to the giveaways, the P-Nats will be “Men of Steel” for one evening in 2013, when they will wear Superman themed jerseys complete with the familiar chest plate and cape and fans could win the game-worn jerseys in a raffle.

Photo from potomacnationals.com

Photo from potomacnationals.com

See more details in the team’s official press release:

Pfitzner Stadium to host a record 17 fireworks shows, tons of premium giveaways, multiple celebrity appearances, and bevy of game used jersey auction nights in the ’13 season

Woodbridge, VA—Entering the 36th season in franchise history, the Potomac Nationals have revealed a preliminary promotional schedule for the 2013 campaign that is highlighted by a record number of theme nights, and the most entertainment ever packed into 70 P-Nats’ home games.

The Potomac Nationals ‘13 promotional lineup includes a whopping 17 fireworks shows, most ever at The Pfitz, a slew of premium giveaway items, a series of celebrity appearances, and many game used jersey auction nights.
“The P-Nats promo schedule is jam packed with unique promotions and exciting entertainment all season long, and we can’t wait for April 5th to get here! There is truly something for everyone at Pfitzner Stadium in 2013,” said Potomac Nationals Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud.

The P-Nats have confirmed the release of the most exciting line of bobbleheads in recent memory, while adding a special giveaway item that is soon to be a famous piece of memorabilia.

Former Potomac Cannons hurler, Dan Haren (St. Louis-2002), acquired by the Washington Nationals this off-season, will be immortalized with a bobblehead likeness of his days pitching in Woodbridge when he fanned 82 batters in 92.0 innings.

2010 Carolina League Most Valuable Player, OF/1B Tyler Moore, now with the Big League club, will be featured in a commemorative bobblehead that pays tribute to his monumental season with the Potomac Nationals in which he cranked 43 doubles, belted 31 home runs, and drove in 111 runs en route to the league’s best honor.

Finally, the Washington Nationals outfielder that has been dubbed, “The Shark,” Roger Bernadina (2006), will be memorialized in a half-man, half-shark figurine that the P-Nats front office has christened, “The Shark-A-rine.” This one-of-a-kind, never before seen player figure will serve as a rendering of Bernadina’s days hunting down fly balls in the outfield gaps at The Pfitz like a hungry shark chases its prey.

Season-long, fan-favorite Saturday fireworks nights will be complemented by additional fireworks extravaganzas following Sunday night games in the second half of the season beginning with the 6:05pm start on Sunday, June 23rd. Independence Day Weekend will be emphasized with three consecutive fireworks displays from Thursday, July 4th through Saturday, July 6th. Fourth of July fireworks will be presented by: Sentara.

Catch a fireworks show after any of these 2013 P-Nats games: Sat. 4/6, Sat. 4/20, Sat. 5/4, Sat. 5/11, Sat. 6/1, Sat. 6/8, Sat. 6/22, Sun. 6/23, Thurs. 7/4, Fri. 7/5, Sat. 7/6, Sat. 7/20, Sun. 7/21, Sat. 8/3, Sun. 8/11, Sat. 8/24, and Sun. 8/25.

With regards to the always popular jersey promotions, the Nationals will host a Washington Senators Throwback Jersey Night featuring an appearance by a Senators legend, and fans may place silent auction bids on these game worn collectables autographed by Potomac Nationals players and coaching staff.

Potomac players will be “Men of Steel” for one evening in 2013, when they will be adorned with Superman themed jerseys complete with the familiar chest plate and cape, and winners of these game used, autographed uniform tops will leave The Pfitz feeling like superheroes.

Replica batting helmets of former World Series Champion and field manager of the P-Nats, Brian Daubach, will dot the promo schedule and fans will have the opportunity to have their helmets signed by the Nationals skipper.

Additional unique first-run giveaway items for the P-Nats faithful on the promo schedule will also include:
*Youth Baseball Mitt sponsored by: Sentara
*Five-Player Poster Series (current and past Potomac Nationals)
*P-Nats Player Growth Chart
*Nationals Barbeque Grill Set presented by: PMSI
*High-End P-Nats Travel Kit
*Nationals Branded Pair of Youth Batting Gloves
*P-Nats Jersey Bag

Hallmarks of the Nationals’ seasonal promotional giveaway schedule will return in the form of 2013 and 2014 magnet schedules, a pair of official Potomac team photos, and potential rally items as the P-Nats chase a Carolina League playoff berth down the home stretch of the ’13 season.

The 2013 weekly promotional schedule has been revamped and is better than ever…

Dollar Mondays: $1 General Admission Tickets and $1 Hot Dogs presented by: The Washington Post
Two-for-Tuesdays: Buy 2 Tickets and 2 Hot Dogs, Get 2 Tickets and 2 Hot Dogs FREE
All-You-Can-Eat Wednesdays: All-inclusive GA ticket + AYCE meal provided by: Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Cuisine, UNO’s Chicago Grill, and more!
Thursday Cheers: Discounted Drink Specials sponsored by: Bungalow Ale House
Family Sundays: Kids Run the Bases presented by: Glory Days Grill, Catch on the Field, Fireworks Shows in Second Half

To supplement the most prolific P-Nats promo schedule ever released, specific information on celebrity appearances and game used jersey nights will be made available in the near future.

To be a part of all the excitement with the Potomac Nationals in 2013, kids may sign up to join Uncle Slam’s Kids Club, while parents can plan their group outing now, and purchase their half or full season tickets and mini plans by calling 703-590-2311 or by visiting the P-Nats Ticket Office during normal business hours (Monday through Friday during the off-season, 9:00am to 5:00pm).

Single-game P-Nats tickets will go on sale in the month of March. Stay tuned for more information about the date when individual tickets go on sale by following the Potomac Nationals on Facebook, Twitter, and the Nationals official website, www.potomacnationals.com.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. P-Nats 2013 season tickets and mini plans are on sale now. Renew your season tickets at Pfitzner Stadium for only $50 per seat. Sponsorship opportunities for the ‘13 season are now available. Plan your corporate outing now in preparation for next season as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the ticket office at 703-590-2311 for more!

NATS/P-NATS: Potomac Nationals Announce Strike’em Out Looking Promotion

Potomac Nationals 35th Anniversary Logo

Eye Doctors of Washington Partners With Club for 2012 Season

(WOODBRIDGE, VA) The Potomac Nationals are excited to announce the “Strike ‘Em Out Looking” partnership with Eye Doctors of Washington, the Official Eye Doctor of the Potomac Nationals. Throughout the season, everyone in the crowd will receive $1,000 off Lasik with their ticket stub.

All season long, lucky fans will be selected to attend games for free, and if a P-Nats pitcher strikes out an opposing batter looking in the 6th inning, the selected contestant will win FREE Lasik.

A fully functional web submission form is under construction and will be ready at www.potomacnationals.com by Opening Day. In the meantime, fans can email info@potomacnationals.com with “Free Lasik” in the subject line to register for the competition.

The professionals at Eye Doctors have been providing the highest quality medical care in the DC metropolitan area for over 40 years. Their practice was founded by a core group of professors from the Center for Sight at Georgetown University. Their goal is to provide the most advanced, efficient, and academically oriented ophthalmic medical care possible. Whether patients need cataract surgery or are interested in laser vision correction through eye surgery, their Maryland, DC, and Virginia area surgeons can provide the best care possible.

All of their ophthalmologists are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology as well as fellowship trained in a subspecialty such as cornea and refractive surgery, glaucoma, pediatrics, or strabismus. All of the EDOW partners have been directors of a fellowship-training program in a major academic center. All of the partners have received scientific and medical awards including Honor Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They serve on numerous scientific advisory boards and are involved in academic research, and all their locations were chosen to be easily accessible by car, metro, or bus. E.D.O.W has carefully designed our offices to make your visit both comfortable and efficient.

The Nationals open their home slate on Friday, April 13 against the Lynchburg Hillcats. Full season and mini plans are on sale now; visit the Nats online or call the ticket office at 703-590-2311 to get yours today!

NATS/SUNS: Hagerstown Suns 2012 Promotions


The Hagerstown Suns, Single-A affiliate of the The Washington Nationals released their promotions for the 2012 season. The minor leagues always have some fun and unusual giveaways. A Civil War Weekend Bobblehead (June 23) and a Bryce Harper Garden Gnome (August 4) are two of the highlights.

In addition to the bobblehead giveaway, the Suns will wear specialty jerseys for Civil War Weekend June 22-24 and fans could win the game-worn jerseys in a raffle. The Suns will also wear specialty jerseys for Pink Weekend July 20-21 and game-worn jerseys will be auctioned.

See more details in the team’s official press release:


Bryce Harper garden gnome and replica jersey highlight Saturday Giveaways

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Hagerstown Suns, Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are excited to announce the top promotions for the 2012 season. Fireworks, giveaways and theme nights will return, and new contests, drawings and events will add to the fun, family-friendly environment at Municipal Stadium.

Day-of-the-Week promotions, including Thirsty Thursdays, Fireworks Fridays, Saturday Giveaways and Sunday Fundays, will be held every time the Suns have a home game on that day of the week. Thirsty Thursdays will feature drink specials, and after every Friday home game, the Suns will display a fireworks show. Saturday Giveaways are distributed to the first 1,000 fans through the gate each Saturday, and on Sunday Fundays, all children will be able to run the bases following the game.

This season’s giveaways are scheduled as follows*:
April 7: Magnet Schedule – presented by Hagerstown Magazine
April 21: Suns Water Bottle – presented by Pepsi
May 5: Suns Seat Cushion – presented by Potomac Edison
May 19: Suns Drink Koozie
June 2: Team Photo
June 23: Civil War Weekend Bobblehead – presented by Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
July 7: T-shirt presented by Meritus Health
July 21: Pink Suns Foam Finger – presented by Lehigh Phoenix and Associated Radiologists
August 4: Bryce Harper Garden Gnome – presented by Beaver Creek Antiques and Guy Property Management
August 25: Bryce Harper Replica Jersey – presented by Antrim Way Honda
September 1: Grab Bag Items
*Giveaway items and dates are subject to change without prior notice

The Suns will wear specialty jerseys twice this season, June 22-24 for Civil War Weekend and July 20-21 for Pink Weekend presented by Lehigh Phoenix Associated Radiologists. Fans will be able to win Civil War Weekend game-worn jerseys through a raffle, and game-worn Pink Weekend jerseys will be available through an auction.

The Washington Nationals’ NatMobile will be in Hagerstown on April 5 (Opening Night), May 31, June 22, July 26 and August 24.This interactive rig includes game highlights, video games and giveaways along with information about all things that are Nats-related.

A special announcement regarding an exclusive event will be released in the coming weeks.

Opening Day at Municipal Stadium for the 2012 season will be on Thursday, April 5, against the West Virginia Power. Season tickets, mini-plans, and group packages with the Suns are now on sale. For more information and to reserve your seats at Municipal Stadium, call 301-791-6266, or visit www.hagerstownsuns.com. The Hagerstown Suns are owned by Hagerstown Baseball, LLC.

NATS/P-NATS: Potomac Nationals Announce 35th Anniversary Plan

The single-A affiliate for the Washington Nationals play less than thirty miles from Nationals Park in Woodbridge, Virginia.   Pfitzner Stadium is a great place to see the young players before they reach “The Show” and well worth the drive.

The Potomac Nationals (“P-Nats”) released the list of promotions and giveaway items for the 2012 season. A few highlights are Danny Rosenbaum bobbleheads on August 24, a Presidential-themed bobblehead in the spirit of an election year (no date listed), Country Night on June 8 complete with a mechanical bull, Battle of the Sexes Tug-of-War (no date listed) and Titanic Night on April 15, when women and children will be allowed in the ballpark fifteen minutes before men. There will also be fireworks after every Saturday home game.

The Potomac Nationals started in 1978 as the Alexandria Dukes. The P-Nats will wear a new 35th anniversary logo on the home jerseys all season, which opens on April 6 in Lynchburg.

Potomac Nationals 35th Anniversary Logo

Official Team Press Release:

P-Nats Announce 35th Anniversary Logo, Promo Schedule
Team to Honor Former Champions Throughout 2012 Season

February 27, 2012

The Potomac Nationals have rolled out the plan for an elaborate celebration of their 35th Anniversary throughout the upcoming 2012 season. The Nats, which were born in 1978 as the Alexandria Dukes, begin their 35th season of play on April 7th, and will honor the history made over the last three and a half decades. The P-Nats are thrilled to unveil a new 35th anniversary logo, which will be worn on the home jerseys all season. Past Carolina League Champions will be brought back to the Pfitz and the calendar will be chock full of commemorative giveaways.

Throughout the summer, fans that come through the gates at Pfitzner Stadium will take home fabulous promotional items: on August 24th, Nationals fans will receive a Danny Rosenbaum bobblehead; a Presidential-themed bobble in the spirit of the election year will thrill fans as well. Some of the other exciting giveaways in the 2012 season are: a mascot Piggy Bank on Friday, July 20; on August 10th, the team will wear a commemorative jersey voted on by the fans, and the jersey will be auctioned off at the end of the evening; Magnet Schedules throughout Opening weekend, April 13 to 15; A jersey-shaped lunch box on Saturday, July 21; a commemorative Alexandria Dukes hat on Friday, August 10; Team Photos on April 25 and August 25; and a TD Bank Coin Frenzy on Sunday, May 6, on which 500 dollars in coins will be spread onto the tarp on the infield for fans to scoop up.

The Nationals will also roll out the following new promotions: a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, when women and children will be allowed in the ballpark 15 minutes before men on April 15; the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents will visit Pfitzner Stadium on four dates; on June 8th, Country Night comes to Woodbridge with a mechanical bull; a Military Fly-Over on June 22; the Battle of the Sexes, featuring a 250-feet Tug-of-War; and The P-Nats are proud to bring back many of their nightly specials, highlighted by Saturday night Fireworks. Northern Virginia’s best pyrotechnic show will light up the sky above Pfitzner Stadium after every Saturday home game.

Dollar Monday, presented by the Washington Post, is back. For just a dollar, fans can purchase Grandstand tickets and hot dogs. Thursday Cheers is back, brought to fans by the Bungalow Ale House. Kids can run the bases after each weekend game, and Family Sundays allow fans to have a catch on the field before the ballgame. On Wednesdays, Belly Busters is back: for 15 dollars, fans get all-you-can eat from Uncle Julios and other top restaurants.

The season is just over a month away, and the Nationals open their home schedule Friday, April 13 with the Lynchburg Hillcats in town. Full season and mini ticket plans are on sale now. Call 703-590-2311 to reserve your seats now and be part of a summer-long celebration of 35 years of P-Nats baseball!

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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