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ValleyCats Release 2008 Promotional Calendar

14 fireworks shows, Tri-City Mayor’s Bobblehead Doll Nights and The 2008 National Grid New York-Penn League All-Star Game highlight the 2008 lineup.

TROY, N.Y. – The Tri-City ValleyCats, last year’s recipient of the New York-Penn League’s Larry MacPhail Award for the most outstanding promotional work throughout the season, have released their 2008 Promotional calendar.  The new lineup features even more excitement, highlighted by 14 spectacular fireworks shows, a Tri-City Mayor’s Bobblehead Series, Going Green Night and the 2008 National Grid New York-Penn League All-Star Game.

The ValleyCats kick off the season on Friday, June 20 against the Oneonta Tigers. All fans in attendance will receive a ValleyCats 2008 Schedule Magnet presented by Garelick Farms.

The Post-Game Fireworks Shows, return on Friday, June 27 for the first of an all-time ValleyCats record 14 shows.  Celebrate the Fourth of July all week with Independence Week Fireworks, a three-day fireworks extravaganza on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  The other fireworks dates include: Thursday July 10, Monday July 14, Tuesday July 29, Saturday August 2, Wednesday August 6, Wednesday August 13, Tuesday August 19 (All-Star Game), Monday August 25, Sunday August 31 and the season finale on Saturday September 6.

This season, the ValleyCats are launching the Tri-City Mayor’s Bobblehead Series, featuring the Mayors from Albany, Troy and Schenectady.  The first 1,500 fans through the gates on each of these three nights will receive a hand crafted, hand carved seven-inch ceramic Bobblehead replica of the Capital Region’s community leaders.  On Monday June 30, fans will receive an Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings Bobblehead, presented by CDTA.  The Bobblehead series continues on Wednesday July 9, when Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian is honored.  Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton rounds out the Bobblehead series on Monday July 28, when a Bobblehead in his likeness will be distributed, courtesy of MVP Health Care.

Other giveaway nights include Softballs, sponsored by Waste Management (August 1) and Baseball Card Strips (August 24).  Two used cars will be given away game show-style on Used Car Night presented by DeNooyer Chevrolet (August 25).  Also, the ValleyCats will be giving away collectable posters on Team Poster Night (August 26), and a ¾ carat diamond during the Diamond Dig, presented by Northeastern Fine Jewelry (August 31).

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