With the 25th anniversary season approaching, the Evansville Otters have revealed the 2019 promotional schedule, featuring weekday and single-game promotions.
Promotions will stretch across 48 regular season games this year at Bosse Field, starting with Opening Weekend May 10-12.
The Otters’ 25th anniversary season will begin with Opening Night May 10 when the Otters open the regular season at Bosse Field against the Southern Illinois Miners at 6:35 p.m. Game will be presented by Young and Established of Evansville.
Saturday, May 11 is YWCA “A League of Their Own” Night. Otters’ players will wear themed “A League of Their Own” jerseys courtesy of the YWCA. The game-worn jerseys and Otterbelle dresses will be auctioned throughout the game with proceeds benefiting the YWCA.
Opening Weekend concludes with a Sunday afternoon game at 12:35 p.m.
Sunday games will alternate start times during the season. Sunday games in May and August will begin at 12:35 p.m. while Sunday games in June and July will begin at 5:05 p.m.
The following weekend, May 17-19, the Otters will return home against the Florence Freedom.
Saturday, May 18 will feature multiple promotions including Military Appreciation Night, Boy Scout Night, and the Old National Bank Attendance Awards ceremony. For Military Appreciation Night, the Otters want to show their appreciation to those who served, including all veterans and active military personnel, with free admission to the game. There will also be a military-themed jersey auction. The Otters also invite the Boy Scouts of America for a fun, unforgettable night at Bosse Field. Preregistered boy scouts will receive a General Admission ticket, hot dog, chips and water, get to meet the Otters and participate in a post-game baseball clinic, receive a commemorative patch, and camp out overnight at Bosse Field. First pitch is 6:35 p.m.
The next day is Bark in the Park. On Sunday, May 19, bring your dog to the ballpark for an afternoon of baseball courtesy of It Takes A Village Canine Rescue. Fans can come enjoy America’s game with their best companion, starting at 12:35 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28 will mark the first $2 Tuesday of the season when the Otters take on the Washington Wild Things. $2 Tuesdays will feature $2 General Admission tickets and $2 popcorn. Other $2 Tuesday dates are Jun. 11, Jun. 25, Jul. 16, Aug. 6, Aug. 13, and Aug. 27.
Thursday, May 30 will feature the first Bud Light Thirsty Thursday and post-game fireworks show of the season presented by Hoosier Lottery.
Fan-favorite Bud Light Thirsty Thursdays return in 2019 for special pricing on refreshing draft beverages at the ballpark. Other Thirsty Thursday dates are Jun. 13 presented by Working Distributors, Jun. 27 presented by 14 WFIE, Jul. 18, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, and Aug. 29.
Firework nights will feature a post-game firework show where fans can stay in their seats after the game to enjoy a dazzling firework display. Other firework nights are Jun. 15 presented by Slay’s Restoration, Jun. 29 presented by Deaconess, Aug. 2 presented by E is for Everyone, and Aug. 17 presented by Marathon.
The Otters will host Splash Day Jun. 12 for a special 12:05 p.m. start time at Bosse Field. Formerly known as Day Camp-Day Care Day, summer camps and day cares must register for the event. Registration is $10 per person and includes a G.A. ticket and a meal consisting of a hot dog, chips and water. Giant inflatables will also be available to those registered. Camps and day cares should be prepared to get splashed to beat the heat.
Friday, June 14 will feature a sticker giveaway courtesy of Signarama. Game is presented by the Southside Stars Youth Zone and Signarama.
June 15 is a night you will not want to miss as that day will be the official celebration night of the 25th anniversary season for the Evansville Otters. Pack the stands as the Otters celebrate 25 seasons since the Otters’ debut season in 1995, helping bring back professional baseball in Evansville for the first time in a decade.
With a big night in store, these events coincide with a commemorative anniversary season hat giveaway courtesy of Heritage Federal Credit Union, a postgame firework display, and Girl Scout Night. Pre-registered girl scouts will receive a General Admission ticket, hot dog, chips and water, get to meet the Otters and participate in a postgame baseball clinic, receive a commemorative patch, and camp out overnight at Bosse Field. First pitch is 6:35 p.m.
June 29 will be Deaconess Foundation Night at Bosse Field to celebrate 127 years of Deaconess Hospital, featuring postgame fireworks. It will also be Princess Night at the ballpark as fan-favorite princess characters will be in attendance and kids are invited to wear princess and prince costumes. There will also be a costume contest and on-field parade.
Saturday, July 13 will be Superhero Night presented by the Boys and Girls Club. For Superhero Night, some fan-favorite superhero characters will be in attendance and kids are invited to wear superhero costumes and participate in a costume contest and an on-field parade to join in on the fun.
In 2019, Fellowship Day will turn into Fellowship Night on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:35 p.m. The Otters invite local church congregations and church youth groups to spend a night together at Bosse Field. Pre-registered groups can receive a General Admission ticket and a voucher for a hot dog, chips and water for $10 per person.
Returning in 2019 is E is for Everyone Night with the Otters on Friday, Aug. 2. Last season, a sellout crowd of 5,695 fans packed the stands at Bosse Field as the Otters partnered with Evansville’s “E is for Everyone” community initiative. Fans will able to stay in their seats after the game for a dazzling firework show.
Saturday, Aug. 3 will feature Educators Appreciation Night presented by the Public Education Foundation. This night is a great way to get ready for the start of the new school year. Plus, the Otters’ want to show their appreciation to all educators and school faculty. School employees will also have an opportunity to win door prizes.
Saturday, August 17 is sponsored by Marathon and has a full slate of promotions including Breast Cancer Awareness Night and a postgame firework display for fans to sit and enjoy. There will also be a themed-jersey auction throughout the game.
Star Wars Night will be back in 2019 on Saturday, Aug. 24. Fans are invited to attend and enjoy a night of Evansville Otters baseball at Bosse Field with some of their favorite characters in attendance. The Otters will be wearing special-themed jerseys for Star Wars Night, and following the game, there will be a game-worn jersey auction with proceeds benefiting The ARC of Evansville. Fans are encouraged to wear Star Wars costumes and apparel to join in on the fun.
Additional promotional nights include Skilled Nursing Facility Night (May 29), Strike Out Stroke Night (June 26), Deaconess Women’s Hospital Night (June 28), Deaconess and Orthopaedic Associates Night (July 17), and Heart Services Night (Aug. 28).
Plus, the Otters will bring back German Heritage Night (Jul. 18), Kyndle and American Cancer Society Night (Jul. 26), A.R.G. Night (Jul. 27), Gilda’s Club Night (Jul. 28), and Meijer Night (Aug. 4).
The last home game of the regular season will be Thursday, Aug. 29 for College Night and Customer Appreciation Night. The Otters invite all college students to fill the stands, make some noise, and have a good time at Bosse Field. For Customer Appreciation Night, the Otters want to salute the fans and all sponsors for their support during the baseball season.
Before the regular season begins, the Otters will host the annual Jacob’s Village Benefit game on Friday, May 3 at 6:35 p.m. Evansville will host two Education Day games during the exhibition season on Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m.
To purchase a season ticket or group outing package, call (812) 435-8686 or visit the Bosse Field front office at 23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, Ind. The front office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call 812-435-8686.