The Hell Is A Webkinz?

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) The Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced on Thursday that 20 additional entrance giveaways, along with several other promotions, have been added to the 2010 promotional schedule.

The newly announced giveaways and promotions are in addition to the lineup of “Daily Promotions” that were announced last month and include: Kids Eat Free Mondays, $1 Dog Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Family Fun Fridays, Fireworks Spectacular Saturdays and Kids Rule Sundays.

Traditionally popular giveaways such as Thunder hats (June 4 thanks to RAI), fielding gloves (August 4 thanks to Rosenberger’s Dairies) baseballs (June 16) and card sets (June 25 thanks to Verizon Wireless) are all included on the schedule in addition to the previously announced bobblehead series and fireworks dates.

Fans will find many new items being given away at the entrances to Waterfront Park this season including on College Night on April 22. The first 1,000 fans ages 18 and over will receive a T-Shirt modeled after the shirt made famous by John Belushi in the film Animal House featuring simply the word “College” and a Thunder logo.

Mother’s Day will be celebrated at two games this year. On Saturday, May 8, the first 2,000 women ages 18 and over will receive a Pink Thunder Luggage Tag thanks to Stone Mountain Accessories. Sunday, May 9 will feature a Trenton Thunder visor giveaway for the first 1,000 women ages 18+ thanks to Monday Morning Flowers and the Chauncey Conference Center.

On Sunday, June 6, the first 1,000 fans ages 5-15 will receive the hottest toy on the market today – a Webkinz plush toy. When the planet is in the midst of World Cup Soccer action, the team will give away Thunder soccer balls to the first 1,000 fans ages 5-15. The US team plays its first match on June 12 and this giveaway will be on Sunday, June 13.

Thunder themed beach towels will be given to fans just in time for summer as the first 1,000 ages 18 and older to enter the ballpark will receive one on June 15 thanks to Arm & Hammer.

The first 1,000 fans ages 5-15 on June 27 will receive a drawstring backpack resembling a Trenton Thunder jersey courtesy of Capital Health.

Comic book collectors won’t want to miss the games on August 15 and 17 when the first 1,500 fans will receive a baseball themed comic with a custom designed Trenton Thunder cover. The same comic book will be given away at both games.

The team will wear special jerseys at two games this season starting with a special “Turn Forward The Clock Game” on April 24 when Portland is visiting. Both teams will wear the uniforms of their Major League affiliates to create a future Yankees vs. future Red Sox game at Waterfront Park. The Thunder will once again wear “Irish” themed jerseys at the annual Irish American Night on July 26. The Irish jerseys will be auctioned off during the game.

As previously announced, the Thunder will host 20 fireworks shows and will give away bobblehead dolls featuring the likeness of former players at seven games this season.

Additional promotions include Baseball Bingo at every Tuesday game and the Sunday Fun Run presented by TD Bank following every Sunday afternoon game.

Distribution of promotional items is for fans in attendance only. Promotion dates, items and distribution are subject to change and/or cancellation.

All Trenton Thunder tickets, including Mini Plans, Season Tickets, Group Outings and Luxury Suites are on sale now at trentonthunder.com or by calling 609-394-3300.

Trenton begins its 2010 season by hosting the Erie Sea Wolves (double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) on Thursday, April 8. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

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3 Responses to “The Hell Is A Webkinz?”

  1. Jon Kantrowitz Says:

    My grandchildren are nuts for Webkinz – each toy has its own link to an Internet website.

  2. Dave S. Staten Island Says:

    Mike,

    Way to increase ticket sales for the Thunder. When I was reading your blog I asked my 9 yr old daughter what a Webkinz was. She told me and said that she wants to go to that game !!! LOL

    -Dave S…

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