The Lake Elsinore Storm has released its promotions schedule for this season, which opens April 5 at Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive.
And they’re promising it won’t disappoint.
“This is a can’t-miss season,” said Robert Gillett, director of game operations who also performs as “The Rally Cop” and “Grounds Crew Gorilla” mascots.
Notable nights this year include Sgt. Slaughter Night, featuring a guest appearance by the former WWE champion.
“We are sure to have the same-sized crowd and same type of energy,” Gillett said of Sgt. Slaughter Night compared with last year’s national headline-grabbing Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo promotion, featuring Tiger Blood cocktails and a smoke-filled outfield entrance from “Wild Thing.”
On July 13, the Storm’s annual Night of Fellowship will attempt a “Tebowing” world record.
Other standout nights this season include Star Wars Night, with a lightsaber giveaway and Storm Wars short film viewing after the game; Moto X Night, with videos, vendors and giveaways; Dog Day, which will include dachshund dog races; and Beerfest in August.
The season will kick off with Storm Pride Championship Weekend that will feature presentations of the 2011 awards the California League Champions received. A championship replica ring will be given away on April 7 in celebration.
“It’s going to be an exciting season full of fun promotions,” Gillett said. “You’re going to get the same Storm quality in-game entertainment at every game.”
Here are some highlights from this year’s schedule:
- 5: Opening night, beginning of Storm Pride Championship Weekend, with magnet schedule giveaway
- 6: Man I Love Fireworks Friday and Storm Pride Weekend, with magnet schedule giveaway
- 7: Championship replica ring giveaway for Storm Pride Weekend
- 8: Easter Egg Hunt, with magnet schedule giveaway
- 19: Ugly Sweater Night
- 28: ‘80s Hair Metal Night, Spring Clean Community Sale
- 29: Dog Day at the Diamond
- 13: Mother’s Day
- 17: First Responders Night
- 19: Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure Night/Star Wars Night, with a lightsaber giveaway
- 24: Camo Night
- 25-28: Red, White and Blue Weekend
- 26: Sgt. Slaughter Night
- 2: School’s Out for Summer Night, with insulated cup giveaway
- 3: Susan G. Komen Night
- 22: Girl Scout Campout
- 23: Jersey giveaway
- 3: Independence Day celebration
- 12: Redneck Night
- 13: Night of Fellowship, with Tebowing world record event
- 21: Storm Team Card Set giveaway
- 22: Super Splash Day
- 26: Moto X Night
- 2: Teacher Appreciation Night
- 17: Beerfest
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