Celebrate Rusty’s Birthday on Thursday July 11th

By: Gary Southshore RailCats Last Updated: July 10, 2013

railcats-rustys-birthdayThe Railcats return from their eight-game road trip on Thursday July 11th for a four-game homestand through Sunday July 14th, featuring four of the team’s seven weekly promotions and three theme games.

The RailCats have packed this homestand full of fun with a Thirsty Thursday, Fireworks Friday, Souvenir Saturday and a Times Family Sunday. Here is a closer look at the great promotions and giveaways that will occur during the upcoming homestand.

Thursday, July 11th vs. Fargo-Moorhead @ 7:10 p.m. (Gates open at 6:00 p.m., VIP Gate at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets

Rusty’s Birthday, Thirsty Thursday – Join the Railcats mascot Rusty as he welcomes mascots from around the South Shore to celebrate his birthday. Along with Rascal the Railcats have sent invites to mascots from around the area with RSVP’s from Sky Guy (Chicago Sky), Coop the Boomer (Schaumburg Boomers), Rufus (IUN), Scrappy (Metro Recycling) and Bananaman (Jamba Juice). There will be free cake to all fans in attendance and a great party and you never know what these mascots will do when they all get together.

Thirsty Thursday returns presented by Indiana Beverage and XRock with $2 Miller Lite or Miller Genuine Draft.

One lucky fan will have a chance to take 3 swings to hit a home run and if that lucky fan does hit it out of the park with a home run they’ll win $10,000 in the RailCats July JACK-pot.

Friday, July 12th vs. Fargo-Moorhead @7:10 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m., VIP Gate at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets

Fireworks for Wig out Night – After the game stick around for post-game fireworks extravaganza with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s wig department to raise money to purchase wigs for Cancer patients that have lost their hair during treatments.

Once again one lucky fan will have a chance to take 3 swings to hit a home run and if that lucky fan does hit it out of the park with a home run they’ll win $10,000 in the RailCats July JACK-pot.

Saturday, July 13th vs. Fargo-Moorhead @6:10 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m., VIP Gate at 4:30 p.m.) Tickets

Beach towel giveaway, Beach Bash, Girl Scout Night and Sleepover – The first 1,000 fans through the gate at U.S. Steel Yard get a free and awesome beach towel presented by Community Healthcare System.

Surfs up! Bring those swim trunk, board shorts and flip flops and join the RailCats for a night at the beach! The RailCats will wear a special beach-themed jersey that will be auctioned off after the game.

logoLocal Girl Scout troops are welcomed to camp out on the field after the game. There will be a movie, s’mores around the campfire and then breakfast in the morning. The Girl Scouts will receive a RailCats patch from the event.

Rounding out the night one lucky fan will have a chance to take 3 swings to hit a home run and if that lucky fan does hit it out of the park with a home run they’ll win $10,000 in the RailCats July JACK-pot.

Sunday, July 14th vs. Fargo-Moorhead @2:10 p.m. (Gates open at 1 p.m., VIP Gate at 12:30 p.m.) Tickets

Blood Drive, Green Day, Times Family Sunday - Heartland Blood Centers will be holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. located on the Heartland Coach Bus at the main entrance. Fans donating before the game will receive a Reserved Flex Ticket for a game of their choice and a $5 AMC Movie Card.

The City of Gary presents Green Day with the Green Urbanism/Environmental Affairs team will be giving out information on what it means to “be green” and Metro Recycling will be onsite with giveaways and their mascot Scrappy will be in attendance.

Sunday is also Times Family Sunday; for $36 fans can get four tickets, hot dogs, and pops with coupon from the Times. Or by clicking here.

All kids will run the bases after the game (weather permitting) and RailCats players will be signing autographs for fans.

And yet one more time one lucky fan will have a chance to win $10,000 if they can hit a home run in 3 swings.

After this series the RailCats hit the road for a 7-game road trip to Lincoln and Sioux Falls before returning home on July 22nd for a four game homestand against Sioux City.

Tickets for RailCats games can be purchased at U.S. Steel Yard, online at www.RailCatsbaseball.com or by calling (219) 882-2255. And be sure to find the RailCats on Facebook!