2015 Mud Hens Promotional Schedule
Three-thousand people played golf on it; 7,000 ice skated on it; now it's time to lay the turf at Fifth Third Field to showcase 'America's Favorite Past Time' baseball, beginning on Thursday, April 16 and running through Thursday, September 3. The natural grass field will host 72 Mud Hen games, 20 high school games, six youth baseball camps, and many new fun theme nights and exciting in-game promotions.
Get ready to Save the Dates as we count you down to the 2015 Mud Hens promotions.
#5-Sunday, April 26-- Kids Opening Day
Opening Day is so big we're celebrating twice- April 16 for the "big kids" and again on Sunday, April 26 for all the other kids. Muddy's Buddies Kids Club and McDonald's present Kids Opening Day. Every child (12 and under) that signs up for the FREE Muddy's Buddies Kids Club receives a special prize. They also be treated to food and beverage specials, fanwear specials, interactive and inflatable games!
#4-Saturday, June 6 - Jurassic Park
Get ready to ROARRRRR when dinosaurs walk and raptors fly during Jurassic Park night at Fifth Third Field. The Mud Hens will face-off against the Columbus Clippers wearing specialty-themed Jurassic Park jerseys, which fans can bid on during a silent auction throughout the game. Fans can partake in themed foods and beverages. Specialty fanwear will also be available.
#3-Saturday, July 11-- Back to the Future
Great Scott! The Mud Hens are heading Back to the Future to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic movie on July 11. We may not have built a time machine but there is a twist. The Hens play a double header-- the first game transports fans back in time with the team wearing classic 1980's themed Mud Hens jerseys. The second game catapults the fans and players into the future with the team wearing jerseys designed with a Mud Hens futuristic look.
#2-Friday, May 8-- Taste of Fifth Third Field
Taste the many delicious food specialties that are offered at the ballpark during the inaugural "Taste of Fifth Third Field" event. During the tour fans will sample eight featured dishes from all of the Fifth Third restaurants while cheering on the Mud Hens as they take on the Charlotte Knights. They will take home a complimentary souvenir from the Swamp Shop. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
#1-Thursday, August 6-- Bacon & Eggs Night
Fans will have a sizzlin' good time at the first-ever 'Bacon and Eggs' night at Fifth Third Field. Things will heat up when the Hens take the field wearing egg-themed jerseys and hats against Lehigh Valley who will be wearing their popular bacon-themed jerseys.
April 16 - Enjoy the 2015 Opening Day Doubleheader in style - at one of our exclusive pregame parties at Fifth Third Field. The first ever Opening Day Beer Bash, presented by iHeart Media, will be held before the game in the Home Run Picnic Terrace featuring up to 30 different craft brews to sample along with an all-you-can-eat buffet and game ticket. The popular Opening Day Bash in the Nest Party Deck returns featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music and great seats for the biggest game of the year!
April 21, 23-For the first time the Mud Hens are offering Peanut Free areas during two games for fans with allergies. Fans can safely cheer on their hometown team from a dedicated Mud Hens peanut-free suite on April 21 and April 23.
April 22-It's all about fun and learning during our SCHOOL CELEBRATION DAYS. Again this season, the Hens are teaming up with Imagination Station to teach kids about science and baseball before and during the game. Teachers can sign up their school to participate in our pregame Sports & Entertainment Career Day event. Students will learn about the different jobs that make up a sports and entertainment facility, like the Mud Hens. School Days is presented by O-I, Great Clips and Kroger.
May 19 & 20
April 22 - Calling all Seniors- grab your friends and come out for a day of fun. We'll put together the perfect outing for your senior group, nursing home or retirement community. For more information call 419-725-HENS.
April 25 - Trick-or-treat it's Halfway to Halloween. Dig out your costumes and get ready for tasty treats and great ghoulish fun all night long.
RECOGNITION NIGHTS- Throughout the season the Mud Hens different groups and organizations for their dedication and passion.
May 22 - Law Enforcement
May 23 - Veterans Appreciation Night
August 29- Polish Heritage Night presented by Stanley's Market
April 26- kicks of the first Autograph Sunday ! At each home Sunday game TWO Mud Hens players will sign autographs 45 minutes prior to the game above section 119 near the Swamp Shop.
April 26- Happy Birthday Muddonna! For the first time at Fifth Third Field, Muddy, Spike, CatTrick and Toft's Dairy are throwing Muddonna a birthday bash. Kids can enjoy a pregame cake and ice cream party. There will also be plenty of inflatable games, face painters, interactive games and more! For tickets call 419-725-HENS.
April 26 - On your mark, get set, Go! It's time for Kids to Run the Bases. After every Sunday game kids aged 12 and under can run the bases - just like the Mud Hens players.
May 9-Star Wars Night-- The force returns strong for one of the most popular events at Fifth Third Field. Fans are invited to wear their favorite Star Wars costume, be part of a prize-packed costume contest and enjoy Star Wars themed food. Fans can also join their favorite Star Wars characters for a special pregame dinner. Tickets include an all-you-can-eat buffet, photos, and a ticket to the game.
May 9 - Postgame Fireworks are back again this season! After 25 games during the season fans can 'oohhhh and ahhhh' during one of the best shows in all of baseball.
May 10 - Hip, Hip, Hooray for all our Mom's! We're teaming up with Gildan again this season to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all moms. And after the game we're inviting them to join their kids on the field for a special Mom's and Kids Run the Bases.
BASEBALL CAMP - The Future Mud Hen Baseball Camps and Clinics are back and better than ever for the 2015 season! The summer lineup will feature a one-day clinic for children, a one-day clinic for children and adults, a one-day clinic for children with special needs and two three-day skills camps. Further details on each camp can be found below. For more information or to register your child, go to www.mudhens.com/camps. Camp dates:
May 23- Future Mud Hen Skills Clinic: 10am-1pm
June 20- Future Mud Hen Special Needs Clinic: Noon-2pm
July 8 - 10- Future Mud Hen Three-Day Skills Camp: 10am-1:30pm each day
July 18- Future Mud Hen Adult & Child Skills Clinic: 10am-1pm
Aug 4-6- Future Mud Hen Three-Day Skills Camp: 10am-1:30pm each day
May 23- Pub 315 plays host to four Craft Beer Tasting Events during the Mud Hens baseball season. Tickets to the beer tasting events will include an all you can eat buffet, beer samples from several craft beer vendors, and a souvenir giveaway.
May 23 - The Mud Hens salute a veteran at every home game, but tonight we are honoring all current and former military and service personnel at Veterans Appreciation Night. There will be a special pregame ceremony and recognition of ALL veterans in attendance. The team will honor our men and women by taking the field in specialty themed camo jerseys, which fans can bid on during a silent auction throughout the game. Fans also have the opportunity to DONATE A TICKET FOR A VET . Show your appreciation for the sacrifices being made by military families and their loved ones and donate to allow military families to come and see the Veterans Appreciation Night game at no charge -- your donation is tax deductible.
May 23 -Scout Sleepover - Calling all troops to grab their tent and sleeping bag and experience Scout sleepover at the Mud Hens. There are six Boy Scout dates and two Girl Scout. For a complete list visit www.mudhens.com/scouts.
May 24- Ahoy Matey! All young lasses and lads are invited to the Princess and Pirates Pregame Party featuring Laurel's Princess Parties. Sing-a-long with princess and pirate characters and then pose for a picture. Be sure to dress in your best princess or pirate costume. We promise no one will have to walk the plank.
July 12 - Princess & Pirates Night
CORNER DENTAL FAMILY NIGHT OUT SERIES- Enjoy the best entertainment in Minor League Baseball with our Corner Dental Family Night Out Series:
May 24 - ZOOperstars!
June 7 - Bucket Ruckus
July 17 - Breakin' Bboy McCoy
August 16 - Reggy, the Purple Party Dude
May 24 - We're excited to announce the Mud Hens are going to dogs TWICE this season. We again have partnered with Toledo Area Humane Society and the Lucas County Canine Care & Control for Hen and Hound Night. The first 500 dogs will receive a special doggie giveaway.
June 10 - What day is it? It's HUMP DAY! presented by BCSN.tv and there's no better way to get over the hump than at Fifth Third Field. We're holding a Happy Hours in Pub 315 before every Wednesday night game that will feature $3 craft beer and $2 hot dog specials, live music and REAL camels.
June 28- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's SUPER MUDDY ushering in SUPERHERO Night at Fifth Third Field, along with his new super partner Birdwoman. Come dressed in your best superhero costume and you could win a prize or be featured on the video board!
June 21- It is dad's special day. Treat him to dinner and a ballgame at the Mud Hens Father's Day Bash and the exclusive opportunity to take home a picture of you and Dad on the field! After the game you can also join you kid (12 and under) on the field to run the bases. Come make a new memory.
July 3- Celebrate the nation's birthday at the Mud Hens Freedom Feast: Baseball, Barbecue & Fireworks. The party is from 5:30 - 7pm. in the Nest. For more information call 419-725-HENS. This season the Hens will again participate in the Stars & Stripes minor league baseball promotion. On July 3, the team will war specialty Stars & Stripes New Era caps (also available in the Swamp Shop). Proceeds from these caps goes to Welcome Back Veterans.
July 10- Let's PINK OUT THE PARK to help fight breast cancer and support the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
July 17- How many topping make the perfect dog? We want YOU to go crazy and find out when you Create Your Own Hotdog masterpiece! Fans have 50 different toppings to use to their hot dog. Fans will also be invited to vote for their favorite celebrity hot dog creation AND our judges will vote on a favorite FAN dog which could make it on the menu! Get your tickets now to this crazy, fun, very tasty event! 419-725-HENS.
July 18- Start making your holiday wish list now- Christmas in July is July 18. Santa will visit the park for this special day. The Swamp Shop will have special opportunities to help you start your holiday shopping in July.
July 19- IT'S MUDDY'S BIRTHDAY BASH!! and you're invited to the pregame party with Muddy and over twenty of his mascot pals. It's jam packed with fun for the entire family. Plus we're dishing up plenty of Toft's Ice Cream!
August 8- Toledo Baseball History Night celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 2005 Mud Hens Championship team, one of the best teams to ever play in Toledo. The 2005 team featured many future major leaguers, including Curtis Granderson, Jack Hannahan, Don Kelly, Zach Minor, Carlos Pena, Ryan Raburn, Chris Shelton, Marcus Thames, Dewayne Wise, Jason Grilli, and Joel Zumaya.
August 14 - Get ready for T-Town Hockey at Toledo Walleye Hockey Night . Meet some of the current and former hockey players, along with coaches Derek Lalonde and Dan Watson.
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