With only nine home games remaining in the CornBelters regular season, fans may already be switching into football mode. However, I can assure each and every one of you that the promotions are far from over! From an entertainment stand point, the best may be yet to come! I’ll highlight just a few of the upcoming promotions, but be sure to check out www.normalbaseball.com, www.facebook.com/CornBelters, or www.twitter.com/Normal_Baseball for complete promotion details!
Tuesday, August 23 is the final CornBelters/Rosati’s of Normal Reading Program Night. It will be the last chance for reading program participants to redeem their vouchers for one (1) free game ticket and one (1) free slice of pizza from Rosati’s of Normal at the game. Corny will lead the kids in a pre-game parade around the field to recognize their accomplishments!
Thursday, August 25 is our final “Thirsty Thursday” of the season! It’s the last chance for $1 beers and a bags tournament!
Friday, August 26 is the perfect locals’ event because it’s “ISU / IWU Night” and there will be post-game fireworks presented by CEFCU!
On Saturday, August 27, State Farm Starstruck Saturday presents MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins! The three-time MLB All-Star and 1971 Cy Young Award winner amassed 284 wins and 3,192 strikeouts over his prolific career. He had two stints with the Chicago Cubs and also pitched for the Phillies, Rangers and Red Sox. Jenkins will be on hand to throw out the first pitch and sign autographs! This game date will also be the CornBelters first ever “Taste of Central Illinois” here at the Corn Crib starting at 4:00pm! Local restaurants and bakeries will be showcasing delicious eats and tasty treats for you to enjoy before the game. Eric Shangraw, host of “You Gotta Eat,” will also be on hand for a meet and greet!
Friday, September 2, Larry Gatlin will do a pre-game concert beginning at 6:00pm followed by the CornBelters game. It’s also “Cram the Crib” so we’re expecting a HUGE crowd and hoping to break our attendance record of 6,679! There will also be post-game fireworks presented by CEFCU!
On Saturday, September 3, State Farm Starstruck Saturday presents the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders! They will throw a first pitch and sign autographs!
Sunday, September 4, the CornBelters last game of the season, is very appropriately “Fan Appreciation Night!” There will be great giveaways each half inning of the game! You can also enter to win amazing prizes like a free vacation, a flat screen TV, CornBelters Full Season Tickets and much more!
If you haven’t been to a CornBelters game before, I strongly encourage you to do so! Here is a little feedback we have received throughout the season (via our social media sites):
- “At the Corn Crib for the first time and lovin it! Go Corn!”
- “Just got back from my 1st @Normal_Baseball game. Was awesome!”
- “I plan to rock my #cornbelters cap at Fenway. Gotta represent @Normal_Baseball !”
- “Can’t wait til the All-Star Game comes to the Corn Crib next year. We came from Michigan on our new annual trip to the Corn Crib. The Belters didn’t win Friday or Saturday but that’s ok. The experience was priceless and the Belters have better days 2 come!”
- Ashlynne Solvie
Public/Media Relations Manager for Normal CornBelters