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Canines, steins and opposing nines will share the spotlight at Whitaker Bank Ballpark when the Lexington Legends return home for seven games beginning Monday, June 11 and continuing through Sunday, June 17. The regular lineup of money-saving promotions will be in place, along with fireworks and special recognition of worthy causes and high school athletes.
The second “Bark in the Park” night of 2011 will take place Saturday, and fans are invited to bring their dogs for an evening of fun at the ballpark. Friday night, the Legends will offer a special Alan “Stein,” a beer stein honoring the team’s founder and former president and CEO. And the Lexington nine – the Legends — will play a three-game series against the West Virginia Power and a four-game set against the Asheville Tourists, who are in first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division. Game time Monday through Saturday is 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s game begins at 1:35 p.m.
“This homestand will be a lot of fun for everybody,” said Legends General Manager Seth Poteat. “We love having the opportunity to honor our founder, Alan Stein. Also, Bark in the Park is one of my favorite days of the entire season. And we invite everyone to bring Dad to the ballpark Sunday and help us celebrate Father’s Day.”
Monday, June 11: Legends vs. West Virginia (Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate), 7:05 p.m. At every Monday night home game, kids eat free, presented by Members Heritage Federal Credit Union. Each child age 12 or under will receive a voucher good for a healthy “Better Bites” combo.
Tuesday, June 12: Legends vs. West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday night is 35-cent hot dog night. The price is in recognition of the Ford F-150 being the number one selling vehicle for 35 consecutive years.
Wednesday, June 13: Legends vs. West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Meijer presents Free Hot Dog Night for Kids. Fans may visit a Meijer store and pick up a voucher for a free hot dog. (Other Meijer Free Hot Dog Nights this season are July 25 and August 8.)
Thursday, June 14: Legends vs. Asheville (Colorado Rockies affiliate), 7:05 p.m. Thursday, June 14 is Autism Awareness Night, presented by Eastern Kentucky University. Every Thursday home game is a Thirsty Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, presented by Urban Active. Fans can enjoy beer and Pepsi products for one dollar each.
Friday, June 15: Legends vs. Asheville, 7:05 p.m. Friday night, the first 1,000 fans will receive an Alan “Stein,” a beer stein honoring the Legends founder and former president and CEO. Friday is also Bluegrass Mobility Night, an opportunity for the Bluegrass Mobility Office to raise awareness of transportation issues and services in the 18-county Bluegrass area. There will be a Ford Fireworks show following the game.
Saturday, June 16: Legends vs. Asheville, 7:05 p.m. Saturday night is “Bark in the Park” night, presented by Incredipet, and fans are invited to bring their dogs to the Legends game. To add to the canine theme, America’s Best Frisbee Dogs will provide the entertainment. Saturday is also state championship night, and all high school athletes who have won a state championship or been on a state championship team will be recognized.
Sunday, June 17: Legends vs. Asheville, 1:35 p.m. June 17 is Father’s Day, and the Legends invite fans to bring Dad to the ballpark to celebrate. Fathers and their children will be allowed on the field to play catch before the game. Every Sunday home game is a JIF Kids Club Sunday. Kids Club members receive special benefits such as t-shirts, discounts at the Legends Clubhouse store and many more. (More information is available at lexingtonlegends.com.) Kids run the bases after each Sunday home game. The annual “Guns ‘n’ Hoses” softball game between the Lexington police and fire departments will follow the Legends game.
From the Lexington Legends