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Feel like a million: Huntsville woman wins Trash Pandas prize package

MADISON — Melanie Forbes had the perfect combination last weekend when the Rocket City Trash Pandas took on the visiting Mississippi Braves in a Southern League baseball clash –– right game, right night, right ticket.

Three years to the day the team played its first home game at Toyota Field, the Trash Pandas set a major milestone on Saturday night when they welcomed Forbes to the ballpark as the one millionth fan in club history. 

Surrounded by friends and family, Forbes, a Huntsville native, took the field after the game as the announcement was made.

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“I cannot tell you how excited I am that I won,’’ she said. “The prize package is amazing and I am thrilled that you all celebrated the one millionth fan,” Forbes said in a statement released by the team. “Such a cool thing to do. I’m a huge fan and we attend as many games as possible, so I will truly enjoy every gift.” 

Forbes was selected among all fans who attended.

“The scene was spectacular,’’ said Trash Pandas Executive Vice President Lindsey Knupp. “With all the smoke and lighting effects we had in the stadium, every seat was filled, and with [Trash Pandas Emcee] Ricky Fernandez building up the anticipation, it built to a very special moment and we were so happy for Melanie and her family.” 

The prize package included: 

  • Personalized “#1M” Trash Pandas Jersey 
  • 2024 Team Autographed Bat 
  • $200 in Trash Cash gift cards 
  • “Golden Ticket” to every Special Event at Toyota Field (excluding private events) until the two millionth fan is welcomed 
  • One of each Promotional Giveaway Item from the 2024 Season
  • Trash Pandas Experience Package on a TBD date during the 2024 season which includes: Four (4) Box Seat Tickets or “Dogtown West Best Seats in the House” with SportsMed Stadium Club Access and four passes to the:
    * Chef’s Table Buffet 

    Ceremonial First Pitch
    On-Field Photo with a Trash Pandas Player (subject to availability)
    * One-Half Inning in the Northrop Grumman Broadcast Booth with Josh Caray 
    Opportunity to be the “Fireworks Starter” and blast off the Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular on the field (subject to date)
    * Opportunity to ride with Sprocket when he makes his Pre-Game Entrance 

The Trash Pandas visit the Tennessee Smokies for a six-game series beginning tonight. The club returns to Toyota Field to kick off the Memorial Day weekend six-game homestand against the Montgomery Biscuits beginning May 21 with Elvis Tribute Night featuring an Elvis Poster Giveaway presented by Minuteman Press. 

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