BRADENTON – The Bradenton Marauders host the St. Lucie Mets for a three-game series beginning on Wednesday, August 7 and running through Friday, August 9. All three games start at 6:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 8 is Half Way to St. Patty’s Day at McKechnie Field. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing will offer free Irish beer sampling. Green beer will be available, and the McKechnie Field Leprechaun will be at the game hoarding gold.
The game is a Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser, so sodas and select draft beers will cost just a dollar. A post-game DJ will keep the party going postgame at the Kona Bar built by NDC Construction.
The Marauders will host the fourth annual Get Your Pink On! At McKechnie Field on Friday, August 9. Get Your Pink On! is presented by Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute with media partner ABC 7. The Marauders face the St. Lucie Mets at 6:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
The entire night will be dedicated to raising money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Before the game, cancer survivors will have the opportunity to be recognized on field. A Survivors Walk around the warning track will be held at 6:00 p.m.
The Marauders will wear pink jerseys which will be available for auction during the game. Winning bidders will be invited onto the field after the game to receive the jersey directly from the player wearing it. Players will autograph the jersey and pose for pictures with winning bidders.
Fans can participate in a “pay to pop” balloon pop with great prizes available. A pink bra competition will also be held. A portion of the proceeds raised will go to the American Cancer Society.
Every Friday home game is a Happy Hour Friday presented by Pier 22 Restaurant. From 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 500 free hot dogs will be given away at the outfield concessions stand and $1 sodas and $1 domestic draft beers will be sold at the Kona Bar Built by NDC Construction and the Yuengling Plaza Bar thanks to Kayem and Cheney Brothers.
The McKechnie Field ticket office is open on non-game days from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday-Friday and closed on weekend non-game days. On Monday-Saturday game days, the ticket office opens at 1:00 p.m. and closes at the conclusion of the game. On Sunday game days and special games with 10 a.m. start times, the ticket office opens two hours prior to the game.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com.