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The 20th season of Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball is set to be a season of celebration.

The Goldeyes announced the team’s 2013 promotion schedule today, which includes plenty of giveaways to celebrate the team’s 20th season and 2012 American Association Championship. There will be nine fireworks nights, lots of fun theme nights and numerous unique entertainers.

“We’ve been planning our 20th season for more than a year and our fans are really going to enjoy some great promotions and giveaways,” Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said. “The added benefit of the championship has created even more giveaway opportunities and opening night is going to be spectacular as we raise the first American Association Championship banner at Shaw Park.”

Opening Night

From start to finish, opening night against the South Division Champion Laredo Lemurs on Monday, May 27 is going to be a celebration of the 2012 championship season. Fans will want to come early to enjoy the pre-game ceremony where the 2012 American Association Championship banner will be raised in the outfield.

Fans will also want to be at the park early to receive a replica 2012 American Association Championship trophy, presented by Pepsi. Only the first 1,500 fans through the gates at Shaw Park will receive this unique giveaway. Also, the Canadian Forces will be on hand for the opening ceremonies and the Royal Canadian Air Force Band will be the featured pre-game entertainment on the Free Press Stage.

Following the game, the award-winning Archangel Fireworks crew will close out the evening with one of their spectacular fireworks shows.

Giveaways

The replica trophy giveaway on opening night is only the beginning of what will be one of the best seasons for giveaways in Goldeyes history. Here’s a list of the other great giveaways.

  • Tuesday, May 28 – Magnet Schedule Giveaway, presented by Boston Pizza (Everyone) and Distracted Driving Key Tag, presented by Manitoba Public Insurance (First 2,000 fans)
  • Friday, May 31 – Shimano Fishing Rod Giveaway, presented by Pro Am Tackle (First 300 fans)
  • Sunday, June 2 – Drawstring Backpack Giveaway, presented by Boston Pizza (First 1,500 fans)
  • Sunday, June 16 – $10 Gas Card Giveaway, presented by Husky Rewards (First 2,000 fans)
  • Thursday, July 4 – Replica Championship Ring Giveaway, presented by ABC Fire & Safety (First 1,500 fans)
  • Sunday, July 7 – First Half Team Photo Giveaway and Pre-Game On-Field Autograph Session (Everyone)
  • Thursday, July 25 – As part of Christmas in July, Fleece Pack Giveaway, presented by Manitoba Hydro (First 1,000 fans)
  • Thursday, August 1 – Bookmark Giveaway, presented by Winnipeg Public Library (First 4,000 fans)
  • Saturday, August 10 – 20th Anniversary Team Playing Card Set Giveaway, presented by Pepsi (First 4,000 fans)
  • Friday, August 30 – Second Half Team Photo Giveaway and Pre-Game On-Field Autograph Session (Everyone)
  • Monday, September 2 – Player Card Set Giveaway, presented by Rogers (First 3,000 fans)

Additionally, the Goldeyes will welcome their 5 millionth fan during the 2013 season. For that game, the first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a 5 millionth fan t-shirt. This will likely occur during the team’s June 10-16 homestand.

Theme Games

In addition to the great giveaway nights, the Goldeyes will also host plenty of theme games where the team will salute some great community organizations or fun nights where fans are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Here’s the list of the all the great theme nights happening.

  • Tuesday, May 28 – School Patrol Night, presented by Manitoba Public Insurance
  • Sunday, June 2 – Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Game – Goldeyes will wear replica Birtle Blue Jays jerseys
  • Monday, June 10 – Field of Dreams Awareness Night and 9-Inning Turkey Giveaway presented by Granny’s Poultry. The game will also feature a pre-game Turkey Barbecue courtesy of Granny’s with proceeds to the Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation.
  • Friday, June 14 – Soirée Franco-Fun Night, presented by Société Franco-Manitobaine
  • Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day – 9-Inning “Win Free Gas for Dad” promotion courtesy of Husky Rewards and fans can play catch on the field following the game
  • Thursday, June 20 – Jamaica Trip Giveaway, presented Air Canada Vacations
  • Wednesday, July 3 – Hometown Heroes Night, presented by Manitoba Blue Cross
  • Monday, July 8 – CancerCare Awareness Night
  • Tuesday, July 23 – Shirts Off Our Backs Night, presented by Cambrian Credit Union
  • Thursday, July 25 – Christmas in July, presented by Manitoba Hydro
  • Saturday, July 27 – PJ Party, Movie and Sleepover, presented by Serta Mattress Company
  • Monday, July 29 – Canadian Heritage Night and Train Trip Giveaway, presented by Via Rail Canada
  • Thursday, August 1 – Library Night
  • Thursday, August 8 – Country Night, presented by QX 104 FM
  • Wednesday, August 28 – Hockey Night, presented by Sunova Credit Union
  • Thursday, August 29 – Turn Back the Clock Night featuring Free Ride
  • Monday, September 2 – Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Rogers

Fireworks

Award-winning Archangel Fireworks will once again display their talents during nine fireworks shows this season. Here are the dates where the fireworks show will happen following the game.

  • Monday, May 27
  • Friday, June 14
  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Tuesday, July 9
  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Tuesday, August 6
  • Friday, August 16
  • Tuesday, August 27
  • Monday, September 2

Entertainers

The Goldeyes will welcome three exciting entertainment acts during the 2013 season.

Christopher - June 1
The Grand Prize winner in the “30 Minutes to Fame” TV competition, Christopher is the most sought-after visual variety performer in the world today and has been entertaining audiences around the world for almost two decades. With a unique blend of puppetry and dance, Christopher makes you believe you are watching five people dance. By using long poles and four adult-sized puppets -- with himself in the middle – Christopher is able to be all five Village People at one time!

Russian Bar Trio - July 28
They’ve performed all around the world, on several continents, in many different countries. They’ve even performed on Oprah, Ellen, and America’s Got Talent, and they’ve toured with Cirque de Soleil.

And now they’re successfully bringing their incredible high-flying act to the baseball world!

Quick Change - August 7
Quick Change is a famous classic artistry act that had its beginnings in 1800’s Europe.   Audiences continue to be amazed at the eye-betraying manner in which the act dances thru instant costume changes in unbelievable precision. If magic is sleight of hand, Quick Change is slight of body and costume. You know you are seeing it, but believing it is much harder to do.

Special Promotions

Pre-Game Entertainment
One hour prior to every game, local, national, and international talent will perform on the Winnipeg Free Press Stage.

Saturday Night Party on the Patio presented by Energy 106 FM
Every Saturday game throughout the 2013 season, the Goldeyes and Energy 106 FM will host Party on the Patio. Fans that choose to enjoy the game on the patio will receive a great view as well as food and beverage specials all night long.

Wonder Shows on the Promenade
Fans can visit Wonder Shows on the Promenade during select games to play a game and win great prizes.

Sunday Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
Courtesy of Kid City, kids 12 and under can run the bases after every Sunday afternoon game.

Applebee’s Home Run
When a Goldeyes player hits the team’s first home run of the game, everyone in a pre-selected row will receive a $10 gift card from Applebee’s.

DollarWise Clean Up Hitter
During selected games, if the Goldeyes clean-up hitter gets a hit, everyone in attendance will receive a $5 voucher from DollarWise Wise Quality Cleaners.

Bring Your Buddy to McDonald’s
During select Goldeyes games, all fans will receive a 2 for 1 voucher from McDonald’s .

Salisbury House Win a Winni Dog if the Goldeyes Win
If the Goldeyes win, fans can take their game ticket to any of the Salisbury House Xpress location to receive a free Winni with the purchase of fries, to be redeemed within 7 days of the game, courtesy of Salisbury House. Offer is not valid at Shaw Park.