by Jim Nintzel
The Tucson Padres are wrapping a road trip and returning to Tucson on Saturday, June 4, to start a four-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers, followed by four games against the Las Vegas 51s. There's a bunch of fun stuff planned at the ballpark over the next week, including a visit from the San Diego Chicken, a salute to law enforcement, a free game for Tucson little-league players, and another Thirsty Thursday. Tim Hagerty of the T-Pads fills us in on the details after the jump:
Saturday, June 4 — Coca-Cola Little League Night: All Tucson area Little Leagues have been given complimentary tickets to Saturday’s game, courtesy of Coca-Cola. Additionally, any child who did not receive a complimentary ticket can enter the game free if they wear a Little League jersey. The first 5,000 fans will receive a free Powerade sports bottle, courtesy of Coca-Cola.
Sunday, June 5 — Military Appreciation Night: Presented by Chase Bank, Jim Click Automotive, Desert Toyota, Caballeros Del Sol, and 104.1 The Truth. The Tucson Padres will honor the Arizona Air National Guard and other local branches of the military. On the field, the Padres will wear camouflage uniforms. It's also Bark in the Park III, when our furry four-legged friends come out and enjoy the game. The first two Bark in the Park nights were so successful (over 400 total dogs) that the Padres decided to offer it again. Fans may sit out on the grass berm in the outfield or in the seats down the foul line with your pet. You can also make a donation to the Save the Pets organization. The San Xavier Little League will also have a fundraiser to raise much needed money for their program. The team that sells the most tickets will play the Padres in a pre-game exhibition. It's also Goodwill of Southern Arizona Night - go to the Community Page of the Tucson Padres website to learn how you can get a 2-for-1 coupon for Sunday home games by donating to Goodwill.
Monday, June 6 - KiiM Family Night: A group or family of four will get four reserved tickets, four hot dogs, and four Coca-Cola based soft drinks FOR ONLY $20 - a $65 value! Any tickets purchased after four will be sold at a $5.00 price. All you have to do is mention KiiM-FM.
Tuesday, June 7 — KRAFT Singles Two-for-Tuesday: KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets - buy one ticket, get one free with purchase. Bring your package wrapper to the Padres game for this great discount. It’s also Boy Scout Night, as the Padres will be hosting local scout groups at Kino Stadium. Additionally, there is a buy one ticket, get one ticket special from the Reid Park Zoological Society.
Wednesday, June 8 — No game
Thursday, June 9 — Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Budweiser, Bud Light and Coca-Cola products are $1.00 per beverage. The beer special ends at 9:00 pm. The drink special starts when the gates open at 6:00 pm. Designated drivers get a wristband for complimentary soft drinks. Budweiser Thirsty Thursday is presented by KMSB Fox 11, KHIT and the Tucson Weekly. It’s also first night of the Padres Path Project: The Tucson Padres have partnered with Communities Putting Prevention to Work, encouraging fans to walk laps around the sidewalk surrounding the playing field before, during or after the Padres game. Each person who completes five miles during the season will receive a special t-shirt commemorating their achievement. Fans that complete ten miles will be eligible to win the use of a luxury suite during the final home game of the season on August 28.
Friday, June 10 — San Diego Chicken Appearance: Presented by T-Mobile, 94.9 MIXfm and KGUN9. The most famous act in baseball history is coming back to Tucson! The Famous Chicken will make fans of all ages laugh at his routines and antics. He has been seen by over 60 million people and has performed over 17,000 times! Friday will be the San Diego Chicken’s first Minor League Baseball appearance of the season. It’s also FRITOS® Family Friday, where you can enter to become an announcer or throw out the first pitch.
Saturday, June 11 — Salute to Law Enforcement Night: All law enforcement officers and employees get free admission, and their families receive discounted tickets. The Tucson Padres will honor them for their great service to our community.
Sunday, June 12 — Military Appreciation Night: Presented by Chase Bank, Jim Click Automotive, Desert Toyota, Caballeros Del Sol, and 104.1 The Truth. The Tucson Padres will honor Fort Huachuca and all other local branches of the military. On the field, the Padres will wear camouflage uniforms.
Tickets are available to all eight games by calling 520.434.1367, logging onto www.tucsonpadres.com or visiting the Kino Stadium box office from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.