One of my favorite press releases of the year.
METS ANNOUNCE 2013 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
Nearly 400,000 Giveaways for Fans of All Ages
David Wright (June 30), Dwight Gooden (July 21) and Tom Seaver (August 25)
Join Ron Darling (April 21) and John Franco (May 25) in All-Star Bobblehead Series
Single Game Tickets Go on Sale Friday, March 1 at Mets.com and (718) 507-TIXX
FLUSHING, N.Y., February 21, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2013 season at Citi Field. The Mets will give away nearly 400,000 items to fans of all ages highlighted by the All-Star Bobblehead Series featuring Ron Darling (April 21), John Franco (May 25) David Wright (June 30), Dwight Gooden (July 21) and Tom Seaver (August 25) and special events including Banner Day (May 11) and Fireworks Nights (July 3). Single game tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at Mets.com and (718) 507-TIXX.
Highlights of the 2013 season include:
ALL-STAR RELATED GIVEAWAYS
Mets All-Star Bobblehead Series – The first 25,000 fans in attendance can collect a figurine depicting an iconic Mets All-Star:
· Ron Darling presented by Citi – Sunday, April 21 vs. the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
· John Franco presented by GEICO – Saturday, May 25 vs. the Atlanta Braves at 7:15 p.m.
· David Wright presented by Verizon – Sunday, June 30 vs. Washington at 1:10 p.m.
· Dwight Gooden presented by Gold’s Horseradish – Sunday, July 21 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10 p.m.
· Tom Seaver presented by Toyota – Sunday, August 25 vs. the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m.
Mets All-Star Gnome presented by Pepsi – The Mets will celebrate the return of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game to Flushing by giving away an All-Star gnome to the first 25,000 fans in attendance at the Tuesday, July 4 Mets-Arizona Diamondbacks game at 1:10 p.m.
Banner Day – The uniquely Mets tradition returns Saturday, May 11 with an on-field parade prior to the Mets hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:10 p.m. Mets fans voted online to move Banner Day to May 11 after the original game was selected to be the ESPN Sunday Night game. The Mets will announce more details about Banner Day including guest judges, prizes and logistics in the coming weeks.
Fireworks Night – Come to Citi Field to kick off the start of summer on Friday, May 24 with post-game fireworks following the 7:10 p.m. Mets-Braves matchup, then celebrate our nation’s birthday with another fireworks display the night Independence Day Wednesday, July 3 after the 7:10 p.m. Mets-Diamondbacks game.
Mr. Met Dash – Kids 12 and under can run the bases after the game with Mr. Met leading the pack after five afternoon games (Sunday, April 7; Sunday, June 16; Thursday, July 4;Sunday, August 4; and Sunday, September 15), weather permitting.
Senior Stroll – Seniors 65 and over can stroll the bases after the Thursday, August 29 Mets-Phillies 1:10 p.m. game, weather permitting.
METS MERCHANDISE GIVEAWAYS
Magnetic Schedule presented by SNY – The Mets will celebrate the start of the 2013 season on Opening Day, Monday, April 1 against the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. The first 25,000 fans will receive a 2013 magnetic schedule, courtesy of SNY.
Mets Calendar presented by Subway – On Saturday, April 6, the first 25,000 fans attending the Mets-Miami Marlins game at 1:10 p.m. will receive a 2013 calendar celebrating the Mets, courtesy of Subway.
MLB Network Drawstring Bag – The first 25,000 fans attending the 1:10 p.m. Mets-Marlins game will receive a drawstring Bag, courtesy of MLB Network.
Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card – At the Mets-Cincinnati Reds matchup on Wednesday, May 22 at 1:10 p.m., the first 25,000 fans will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card.
Cap Trade presented by Chevrolet – The Mets will provide fans with the opportunity to trade in their old Mets cap for a new one, thanks to Chevrolet, during both games of the Subway Series, Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28. The first 10,000 fans at each game will be able to take advantage of the offer.
Mets Collector’s Cup presented by Premio – The Mets will give away a special edition Collector’s Cup presented by Premio to the first 25,000 fans at the Wednesday, June 12 Mets game against the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.
Mets T-Shirt presented by GEICO – The first 25,000 fans at Citi Field Friday, June 28 to watch the Mets play the Nationals 7:10 p.m., will receive a T-Shirt presented by GEICO.
Mets Hat presented by Nathan’s – The Mets will give away a mesh Mets hat, presented by Nathan’s, to the first 25,000 fans attending the Mets-Nationals game at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.
Mets Toy Truck presented by WB Mason – On Saturday, July 20 when the Mets host the Phillies at 1:10 p.m., the first 15,000 fans will receive a Mets WB Mason toy truck.
Mets Playing Cards presented by Caesars – The first 25,000 fans at the Saturday, August 3 Mets-Kansas City Royals game at 1:10 p.m. will receive a deck of playing cards, courtesy of Caesars.
Mets Knit Hat presented by Caesars – On Sunday, September 15, the first 25,000 fans attending the Mets-Marlins game at 1:10 p.m. will receive a Mets knit hat, thanks to Caesars.
Bark In the Park – Mets fans can bring their dog to the ballpark at the annual Bark in the Park event in support of the North Shore Animal League America on Saturday, April 20 when the Mets host the Washington Nationals at 3:05 p.m. Fans and their dogs can sit together in the Pepsi Porch and participate in the pre-game dog parade around the warning track. The first 500 dogs in attendance will receive a Mets bandana. People tickets and dog tickets for Bark in the Park must be purchased at Mets.com/dogs.
Autism Awareness Day – The Mets will host their 11th annual Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 27 when the Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 p.m. to help raise money and awareness for the disorder that affects 1 in 88 American children. Tickets are available at Mets.com/autism.
Stitch N Pitch – The Mets will host the 7th annual Stitch N’ Pitch event at Citi Field on Saturday, May 11 at 1:10 p.m. vs. Pirates. The first 1,000 fans who purchase Stitch N’ Pitch tickets through the online offer will receive a limited edition Bobblehead of Mr. Met knitting. Tickets are available through Mets.com/StitchNPitch.
Teacher Appreciation Night – The Mets will be honoring teachers on Monday, July 1 at 7:10 p.m. vs. Diamondbacks. The first 500 tickets sold through the online offer will receive a limited edition Teacher Appreciation Day Mets Apple Clock. Tickets are available through Mets.com/teachers.