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Bobbleheads, Stars and Ryan Klesko: Trash Pandas unveil promotions

MADISON – The Rocket City Trash Pandas will host Opening Night for the first time and are coming out of the box with a full slate of promotions this season.

Fans will be treated to numerous theme nights, giveaways, and 27 incredible fireworks spectaculars throughout the 69-game home schedule in the Trash Pandas’ third season.

(Rocket City Trash Pandas/Facebook)

Single-game tickets for the upcoming season at Toyota Field will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. online at trashpandasbaseball.com and in-person at the Wicks Family Foundation Ticket Office at Toyota Field.

Fan favorites return to the weekly promotions lineup, including Reeds Jewelers Ladies Night on Tuesdays, All You Can Eat and Dog Day Wednesdays, Pregame Happy Hour and Burgers and Buds Thursdays, postgame Fireworks Spectaculars on all Fridays and Saturdays, and ending with Kids Run The Bases after each Sunday home game.

Opening Night at Toyota Field is April 6 against the Chattanooga Lookouts. The opening three-game series features a Magnet Schedule Giveaway and fireworks after all three games to start the season.

There are six premium giveaways – five player items for 1,500 adults ages 18 and older and one for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under.

The first will be a Logan O’Hoppe bobblehead April 18; followed by a Bryce Teodosio Inside-The-Park Home Run Bobblehead on May 16; a Chase Silseth Garden Gnome giveaway June 20; Zach Neto Bobblehead Giveaway on July 5, and a Sonny DiChiara Halo Blue Bobblehead on Sept. 5.

The kids giveaway April 23 will be a Sprocket On The Move Bobblehead.

(Rocket City Trash Pandas/Facebook)

The Trash Pandas will be wearing five specialty jerseys throughout the season, with the proceeds going to a non-profit organization. In 2022, the team raised more than $100,000 through game-worn jersey auctions.

This year’s jersey lineup features a Star Wars Jersey on May 4, Armed Forces Jersey on May 20, Marvel Super Hero Jersey on June 24, Space Jersey on Aug. 9, and a Huntsville Stars Throwback Jersey on Sept. 8.

Among the new giveaway items for kids 2023 will be Astronaut Racer Themed Socks on May 2, May 23, and July 9, a Sprocket Bank on May 21, and a Youth Replica Jersey on Aug. 13.

Also new this year will be an appearance from a baseball legend. Former MLB All-Star and Atlanta Braves World Series Champion Ryan Klesko will be appearing at Toyota Field on May 24 to meet fans, sign autographs, and throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The full promotional schedule is below. All promotions are subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date promotional schedule, CLICK HERE.

APRIL

  • April 6: Opening Night Celebration with postgame fireworks, presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. 2023 Magnet Schedule giveaway for 5,000 fans, presented by Lexus of Huntsville.
  • April 7: Friday Night Fireworks
  • April 8: Saturday Night Fireworks.
  • April 18: Logan O’Hoppe bobblehead for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Trustmark. Utility Worker Appreciation Day, presented by Huntsville Utilities.
  • April 19: Education Day with a special 11:05 a.m. start. This game will not be a Dog Day or an All You Can Eat Wednesday.
  • April 20: Raise The Roof T-Shirt Giveaway for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Storm Guard Roofing. Dance Team Night 1, with special pregame performances.
  • April 21: Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Outdoor Alabama.
  • April 22: Earth Day celebration with Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • April 23: Sprocket On The Move Bobblehead for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under, presented by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 4×4 Night.

MAY

  • May 2: Astronaut Racer Neil Socks giveaway for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under, presented by WAAY 31. Teacher Appreciation Day.
  • May 3: Education Day with a special 11:05 a.m. start. This game will not be a Dog Day or an All You Can Eat Wednesday.
  • May 4: Star Wars Night with a special Star Wars Jersey Auction. Panda Wars Commemorative Cup for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Huntsville Compounding Pharmacy.
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo celebration with Friday Night Fireworks.
  • May 6: Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Bill Penney Toyota.
  • May 7: Nurses Day.
  • May 16: Bryce Teodosio Inside-The-Park Home Run Bobblehead for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by SportsMED. Martian Arts Night.
  • May 17: All You Can Eat Wednesday. Dog Day.
  • May 18: Happy Hour at the Inline Electric Rock Porch from 5-7 p.m. Burgers and Buds Thursday.
  • May 19: Scout Night. Friday Night Fireworks.
  • May 20: Armed Forces Day featuring an Armed Forces Jersey AuctionSaturday Night Fireworks. 
  • May 21: Sprocket Bank giveaway for 1,000 ages 17 and under, presented by Crestwood Medical Center.
  • May 23: Astronaut Racer Buzz Socks giveaway for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under, presented by WayFM. Faith Night. Para-Cycling World Cup Ceremony.
  • May 24: Ryan Klesko appearance and autograph signing.
  • May 25: National Wine Day featuring a Silicone Wine Glass giveaway for 1,500 adults ages 18 and older.
  • May 26: Princess Night featuring an appearance from the Little Mermaid and Friday Night Fireworks.
  • May 27: Saturday Night Fireworks.
  • May 28: Memorial Day Celebration with a special 6:35 p.m. start time and postgame fireworks. Toiletries Drive.

JUNE

  • June 6: Reeds Jewelers Ladies Night.
  • June 7: Team photo giveaway with a pregame team autograph signing.
  • June 8: Beverage Belt giveaway for 1,000 adults ages 18 and up.
  • June 9: Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Axient. Canned Food Drive.
  • June 10: Negro League Tribute Night with Saturday Night Fireworks.
  • June 11: Kids Run The Bases.
  • June 20: Chase Silseth Garden Gnome for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Waynes Pest Control. Cross Fit Night.
  • June 21: All You Can Eat Wednesday. Dog Day.
  • June 22: Wrestling Night with a pregame wrestling extravaganza on the concourse from New South Championship Wrestling.
  • June 23: Friday Night Fireworks presented by SportsMED.
  • June 24: Marvel Defenders of the Diamond Night with a Marvel Super Hero Jersey Auction and Saturday Night Fireworks.
  • June 25: Kids Run The Bases.

JULY

  • July 4: Independence Day Celebration featuring postgame fireworks, including a 3D fireworks show.
  • July 5: Zach Neto Bobblehead giveaway for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Inline Electric. All You Can Eat Wednesday. Dog Day.
  • July 6: National Fried Chicken Day with a Commemorative Glass giveaway for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under, presented by Champy’s.
  • July 7: Strike Out Cancer Night with Friday Night Fireworks, presented by the Clearview Cancer Institute and Russel Hill Cancer Foundation.
  • July 8: Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Budweiser.
  • July 9: Astronaut Racer Sally Socks giveaway for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under.
  • July 25: Christmas in July celebration featuring a Toy Drive.
  • July 26: All You Can Eat Wednesday. Dog Day.
  • July 27: Happy Hour at the Inline Electric Rock Porch from 5-7 p.m. Burgers and Buds Thursday.
  • July 28: Rally Towel giveaway and Friday Night Fireworks, both presented by WOW!
  • July 29: Saturday Night Fireworks and a Shoe Drive, both presented by Tyler Mann Injury Law.
  • July 30: Kids Run The Bases.

AUGUST

  • Aug. 8: SMD Night/Space Night featuring a space themed t-shirt for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up.
  • Aug. 9: SMD Night/Space Night with a Space Jersey Auction.
  • Aug. 10: Bike Night. Happy Hour at the Inline Electric Rock Porch from 5-7 p.m. Burgers and Buds Thursday.
  • Aug. 11: Friday Night Fireworks with a Cooler Bag giveaway to 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Alabama 811.
  • Aug. 12: Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Avid Hotel.
  • Aug. 13: Youth Replica Jersey giveaway for 1,000 kids ages 17 and under, presented by Wicks Family Foundation.
  • Aug. 22: Dance Team Night 2, with special pregame performances.
  • Aug. 23: Athens Athletics Night. All You Can Eat Wednesday. Dog Day.
  • Aug. 24: Classic Car Night with a Car Shade giveaway for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up, presented by Bill Penney Toyota.
  • Aug. 25: Scout Night with Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Bear Creek Collaborative.
  • Aug. 26: Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Boeing.
  • Aug. 27: Kids Run The Bases.

SEPTEMBER

  • Sept. 5: Sonny DiChiara bobblehead for 1,500 adults ages 18 and up.
  • Sept. 6: Education Day with a special 11:05 a.m. start. This game will not be a Dog Day or an All You Can Eat Wednesday.
  • Sept. 7: Football and Cheer Night.
  • Sept. 8: Huntsville Stars Throwback Night with a Huntsville Stars Jersey Auction and Friday Night Fireworks, both presented by Trustmark.
  • Sept. 9: Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Inline Electric.
  • Sept. 10: Fan Appreciation Day. Kids Run The Bases.

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