The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are gearing up for the 2010 season with the announcement of its promotional schedule. The big highlight for me is August 7, when George “The Animal” Steele hits Eastwood Field on Wrestling Night. Opening night is Monday, June 21 and a fireworks display will happen after that game. Fireworks will also be shot after every Friday game (there are six).
Here is a list of special events with the dates they will take place:
- June 21 – Magnetic Schedule Night sponsored by Western Reserve Orthotics and Prosthetics.
- June 22 – Wellness Night presented by Quest Diagnostics with Prostate Awaremess and local health care vendors.
- June 23 – College Fair Night woth $1,000 scholarship giveaway presented by Kent State Trumbull Branch.
- June 24 – Twilight Vampire Night with fang giveaway and movie prize packs.
- June 25 – Faith Night featuring a pre-game concert by Chris Mowery.
- July 1 – LeBron James Rally Night featuring the Cavs Dancers and a rally towel giveaway in an effort to keep LeBron in Cleveland.
- July 3 – Adult Cap Giveaway sponsored by MVPBA Scrappers Backers.
- July 8 – Tee It Up Night which is an appreciation night for golfers.
- July 9 – Faith Night featuring a pre-game concert by Sonny Cashbaugh and a post-game talk by Travis Fryman.
- July 10 – Bark At The Park presented by Niles Veterinary Clinic. Also, Youth Jersey Giveaway sponsored by Armstrong.
- July 11 – Indians Affiliate Day featuring an appearance from Slider. Also, Grady Sizemore Fathead Tradeable giveaway sponsored by Subway of Niles.
- July 12 – ’85 Rewind Movies Night celebrating 25th anniversary of classic movies.
- July 13 – National French Fry Day.
- July 17 – Buffett Night with post-game concert with Fins To The Left.
- July 18 – Snoopy Appearance presented by Cedar Point with VIP Tour prizes.
- July 25 – Christmas In July with a Santa Clause appearance and Toys For Tots gift drive. Also, Webkinz Lil’ Kinz giveaway.
- July 26 – Wine Tasting Charity Fundraiser.
- July 31 – Breast Cancer Awareness Night featuring the Susan G. Komen 5K Race For The Cure.
- August 1 – Chevrolet Cruze Night.
- August 4 – One Hit Wonders Night presented by The Nicholson Center.
- August 5 – Irish Night featuring Playboy’s Lisa Neeld.
- August 6 – Boy Scout Night with a stadium sleepover and movie. Pre-game concertby HIS Music Connection.
- August 7 – Game Of Hope Charity Softball Game presented by Hope Foundation of Mahoning Valley.
- August 8 – Mascot Mania Night with a special appearance by Jimmy Neutron presented by Time Warner. Also, Team Set Card giveaway night featuring Luke Holko and post-game autograph session.
- August 9 – Game Show Night.
- August 18 – Ed O’Neill Night with Polk High t-shirt giveaway, also Dare Day.
- August 19 – 80′s Night presented by Twisted Tea.
- August 20 – Girl Scout Night with a stadium sleepover and movie.
- August 24 – Rock & Roll Night.
- August 25 – The Office Night.
- August 26 – Reality TV Night.
- August 30 – $2,500 Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway Night.
- August 31 – College Football Night.
- September 3 – Negro League Tribute Night.
- September 4 – Reusable Bag giveaway sponsored by Shearer’s and The Vindicator.
- September 5 – Fan Appreciation Night with Scrapper team poster giveaway sponsored by Buckeye Online School For Success.
Rafe Hernandez, from “Days Of Our Lives“, will be signing autographs on July 31 for Ladies Night sponsored by The Circulatory Center and 21 WFMJ.
Here is a list of daily promos:
- McDonalds Mondays/ Ohio Lottery Power-Play Promotion. All fans will receive a $5.00 box seat ticket by simply showing a McDonald’s receipt for any Monday game. Or, present any non-winning Powerball ticket and receive a General Admission ticket at half price ($3.50).
- $2 Tuesdays presented by Handel’s and Hershey’s / Kraft Singles 2-for-1 Offer. All fans will receive a general admission ticket for only $2.00. Hot dogs, 16 oz. Pepsi products, 16 oz. draft beer, and ice cream sandwiches are also available for $2.00 each. Bring in any Kraft Singles wrapper and receive 2 tickets for the price of one.
- Wendy’s Wednesdays / Military ID Night. Buy one, get one free box seat ticket by simply showing a receipt from Wendy’s for any Wednesday night game. All members of the military, both current and retired, receive two free box seat tickets by showing a valid military identification card.
- Thursday Buck Night presented by Plevin and Gallucci. All general admission tickets, hot dogs, and 12 oz. beverages are only $1.00 all night long.
- Friday Night Fireworks presented by 21 WFMJ. Following each Friday home game, fans will be treated to a spectacular display of fireworks.
- Kids Eat Free Saturdays presented by Pizza Hut and 21 WFMJ. Kids 12 and under will receive a free slice of pizza, chips, and soft drink for any Saturday night game.
- Sunday family fun days presented by PNC. All fans can buy a box seat ticket for $5.00 for any Sunday night game. Kids can enjoy face painting, sign making, and running the bases after the game.
Should be a busy Summer in Niles! Looking forward to covering the Scrappers again this season with profiles, game summaries, editorials, interviews, and pictures.