3/22/09

Sand Gnats 2009 Promotional Calendar

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GNATS RELEASE 2009 PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR

SAVANNAH, Ga. – With single-game tickets going on sale Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m., the Savannah Sand Gnats have released their full promotional schedule Saturday afternoon. This year’s promotional calendar features seven giveaway nights along with three appearance nights and some favorites from past seasons.

The Sand Gnats will begin the season with three straight nights (April 9-11) of 2009 Magnet Schedule Giveaways to the first 1,000 fans courtesy of Assurant Health. To round out opening weekend, the Gnats will host an Easter Egg Hunt prior to the 2 p.m. contest with the Augusta GreenJackets on April 12.

May begins with The Lady & Sons Autograph night to benefit America’s Second Harvest on Friday, May 8. May 21 has been deemed Pirate Night with fans encouraged to come dressed up as pirates and participate in swashbuckling on-field contests and promotions.

Rounding out May will be Military Appreciation Night presented by Coca-Cola, which takes place on Saturday May 23 vs. Bowling Green (Ky.). Sgt. Slaughter will make an appearance at the game as well. On Sunday, May 24 Savannah will have a special Memorial Day Fireworks show with the game time set for 6 p.m.

June 14 will be the first of two Bark in the Park’s presented by TailsSpin and WRHQ. Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the game. A few days later on June 27 the Gnats will giveaway 2009 Team Photos presented by Coca-Cola to the first 1,000 fans. Gnate’s Fifth Birthday Bash will take place on Sunday, June 28 along with Mascot Mania. As a special treat, the Sand Gnats will be getting Gnate the Largest Ice Cream Sundae they can find.

The Sand Gnats will welcome Mr. Met to Savannah for the first time as he makes an appearance on June 30 versus Asheville on Mr. Met Day. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Mr. Met Bobblehead, courtesy of Coca-Cola and WJCL.

For the second year in a row, the Sand Gnats will host an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza on July 3. St. Patrick’s Day in July and Irish Night will take place on July 17. The very next night, July 18, will be BAPCO Night presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages with Sand Gnats Bandanas being given away to the first 1,000 fans. Rounding out the exciting weekend will be the 2009 Team Card Set Giveaway courtesy of Coca-Cola, which will take place on Sunday, July 19.

August plays host to the second Bark in the Park presented by TailsSpin and WRHQ (Aug. 10) and Fan Appreciation Night (Aug. 28).

For a complete listing of all the promotions scheduled thus far in 2009, visit www.sandgnats.com.

Single game tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23 in person at the Sand Gnats Box Office located at Historic Grayson Stadium, online at www.sandgnats.com or over the phone at 912.351.9150. The 2009 season kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 with Thirsty Thursday contest versus the Augusta GreenJackets. Fireworks will follow the season-opener.

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