Crawdads, Braves Visit Charleston RiverDogs in Seven-Game Homestand

Last full week of baseball at Riley Park this season has something for everyone

CHARLESTON, SC August 7, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs will host the Hickory Crawdads and the Rome Braves over the course of a seven-game homestand from Monday, August 11 through Sunday, August 17 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. This homestand includes the last scheduled weekend of RiverDogs baseball at home during the regular season and one of the final fireworks displays.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park home of the Charleston RiverDogs

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
home of the Charleston RiverDogs

Monday, August 11, 7:05 pm: Coors and Z93 Jamz present the final Dollar Dogs and Beers Night of the season. The Ashley View Pub will host $1 hot dogs and $1 drafts. The RiverDogs offer a special invitation to the Lowcountry’s Catholic churches for Catholic Night. Dogs with a Cause will support Racers for Pacers, and the RiverDogs will present a check to the Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute for all of the RiverDogs’ recent fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, August 12, 7:05 pm: Harris Teeter 2-for-$20 Date Night Tuesday, presented by Nash FM, encourages couples to show a VIC Card at the box office to receive two tickets to the game, two tacos, two fountain drinks and a nacho tray for only $20. Harris Teeter will also host a food drive to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Fans that bring at least two non-perishable Harris Teeter brand food items to the Riley Park Box Office will get $2 off any individual ticket (may not be combined with 2-for-$20 Date Night Special). It is also Law Enforcement Night that features appearances from longtime Major League second baseman and South Carolina native Orlando Hudson and McGruff the Crime Dog. Hudson will also be signing autographs during his appearance. The South Carolina Highway Patrol will battle the Georgia Highway Patrol in a softball contest on the field from 4:30-6 pm to benefit Special Olympics.

Wednesday, August 13, 12:05 pm: An early 12:05 pm start time is scheduled for Wednesday’s contest. Ticket specials include $1 general admission tickets for college students that present their college ID or a $10 package that includes an upper reserve ticket, a hot dog, chips and a soda. It is also Service Industry Day as members of the service industry will be rewarded for their hospitality with $5 general admission tickets and a chance to be hired as a professional hot dog eater for the game (to apply: http://bit.ly/1pWi5cd). MeTV sponsors HealthSouth Senior Wednesday, and all senior citizens who enter the park before noon will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, chips and 16-ounce fountain drink. All fans that enter the park before noon may enjoy an Early Bird Special, with $6 covering a hot dog, a basket of fries and a fountain drink. Guaranteed Wins-Day is also on tap, so if the RiverDogs are not victorious, all fans in attendance may use their tickets to get into the final Wednesday home game on August 27 against the Greenville Drive for free.

Thursday, August 14, 7:05 pm: The Ashley View Pub is the place to be on another Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, presented by 95SX. One-dollar drafts and DJ Natty Heavy will both be in the Ashley View Pub, which will also host Wild Wing Café for a wing-eating contest. Scottish Heritage Night will be recognized as well. The Charleston Police Pipe Band will perform “Scotland the Brave,” and there will also be special Scottish-themed in-game contests and music throughout the evening. Shane Reynolds from Travel Channel will also be filming Thursday’s activity at the ballpark for his web series, Top 10 Locals List.

Friday, August 15, 7:05 pm: The final ISHPI Red Shirt Friday, courtesy of 103.5 WEZL, highlights the last Friday home game of the regular season. Fans that wear red to the game can save $1 off their ticket purchase at the box office or donate that dollar to Canines for Veterans and Folds of Honor. This year’s inductees to the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame will be honored before the game, as well. Titus the Wonder Dog will be back to serve as the batdog for the RiverDogs for an inning. Charleston will wear its special red jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the contest. It is also Mt. Pleasant Night and Roper Saint Francis Spirit Night. Miller and Coors present $3 Aluminum Pint Night in the Ashley View Pub. Following the game, stay at the park to watch another exhilarating fireworks display over the scenic Ashley River.

Saturday, August 16, 6:05 pm: In the last major giveaway of the season, a Charlie T. RiverDog ABC Coloring Book and Crayon Giveaway is scheduled for the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Social Media Saturday invites fans to use Facebook and Twitter to send the RiverDogs requests for songs, promotions and other ballpark features. CARTA Night includes CARTA handing out kazoos in an effort to break a Guinness World Record. Bike Night will be celebrated along with a special night for the Town of James Island. All children are invited to run around the bases after the game is over.

Sunday, August 17, 5:05 pm: CCPRC and Crews Subaru Kids Club Sunday, sponsored by Y102.5, is the last Kids Club Sunday of 2014. All members of Charlie’s Kids Club get free admission to the contest. Parking is free, and all children (12 & under) will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, a fountain drink and chips for Kids Eat Free from Pepsi. The team will wear its chic seersucker uniforms on the final Seersucker Sunday. Fans that wear seersucker to the game can save $1 off their ticket purchase at the box office or donate that dollar to the Preservation Society of Charleston and the Historic Charleston Foundation. Dancin’ with the ‘Dogs features in-game dance performances and dance lessons from local dance studios. All fans can enjoy pregame catch on the field and postgame autographs with the RiverDogs. New York Life will also have a professional photographer and a RiverDogs cutout at its table on the concourse, offering fans a chance to make their own baseball card. Goodwill is bringing a donation truck to the game for Undie Sunday to collect undergarments to benefit veterans. The final installment of the “Smokin’ Chef” series will be held at the RiverDogs’ new meat smoker.

There will be only one more RiverDogs home series after this week-long homestand. Charleston will host the Greenville Drive from Tuesday, Aug. 26 through Thursday, Aug. 28 in the final scheduled RiverDogs home games this season. For more information or to order tickets to any RiverDogs game, visit the Riley Park Box Office, call (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or head on-line to www.riverdogs.com. If fans cannot make it to the ballpark, they are encouraged to tune in to all the action this year both home and away worldwide on www.riverdogs.com and locally on 1250 WTMA, the home for RiverDogs baseball.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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