So in our last post we gave you a few dates to mark on your calendar leading up to the season… now it is time to send out the official invite to FanFest 2011!
FanFest is a FREE event marking the first day of single-game ticket sales, and has expanded every year to become a great event for fans and families to celebrate the start of the season.
This year, FanFest will be on Sunday, May 22nd from 11am-3pm at the ballpark (3800 Broadway, Everett). Fans can visit the stadium, check out their seats, meet the AquaSox staff and mascots, take batting practice on the field, and of course sample some of the concession offerings for the upcoming season.
Other events at FanFest include our National Anthem auditions (to register for a time slot, give us a call at 425-258-3673), inflatable games up in the FunZone, a Game Day artwork contest for kids. Plus the team store is open for ticket purchase and will have new merchandise available as well.
We are always up for suggestions from fans on what you would like to see at FanFest (or at the ballpark for that matter) so email us with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for those of you who love to be the first to snap up the best seats – there will be an online pre-sale of tickets at http://www.aquasox.com starting on Wednesday, May 18th. Look for more details as we get closer.
Two months from today is Opening Day at Everett Memorial Stadium, and it seemed like the perfect time to give away a pair of season tickets for the 2010 season… so we are!
All you need to do to enter is create a short video (60 seconds or less)
showing us how you are the #1 AquaSox fan. Get your friends, family and school involved… paint a giant AquaSox ‘E’ on your car, get Felix Hernandez to give you his endorsement…whatever you think will prove to us that you deserve AquaSox season tickets.
Rules & Regulations: Must be 18 or older or have parent consent to enter. All videos must be received by May 15th, 2010 to be entered. Webbly wants YOU to show us why you are the AquaSox #1 fan!
Happy April Fool’s Day all you Frog fans. Minor league baseball is know for fun and goofy antics, and two years ago today the AquaSox decided to get in on the April Fools fun. We sent out a press release, announcing that we had traded Webbly to the Tri-City Dust Devils for Dusty the Dust Devil. Needless to say, some loyal fans were not amused… at least not until they realized it wasn’t true.
Here is the original press release:
AQUASOX TRADE MASCOT “WEBBLY”
Everett’s favorite frog to join Tri-City Dust Devils
Everett, WA – The Everett AquaSox Baseball Club has announced today that its principal mascot, Webbly, has been traded to the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League in exchange for their mascot, Dusty the Dust Devil.
During baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in December, the AquaSox re-signed the team’s other two mascots, Frank and Popfly, each to a one-year extension, to keep them both in Everett through the 2008 season.
The AquaSox felt that it was important to keep all three mascots in Everett indefinitely, especially with the 2008 season being the 25th anniversary of Minor League Baseball? in Everett, but could not come to an agreement with Webbly.
Webbly’s existing contract with the AquaSox was set to expire at the end of the 2008 season. The 12-year veteran frog made it known through his agent that he hoped to re-structure and extend his agreement in order to avoid a potential hold-out.
“Webbly has been an integral part of the success of the AquaSox and we wish him the best in Pasco,” said AquaSox General Manager Brian Sloan, “however, we must look to the future. I am confident that Dusty will be a positive addition to our staff and I believe that a Dust Devil, a Hot Dog and a Puppet can coexist on the same team and continue to entertain AquaSox fans for the next 25 years.”
Dusty first blew into the Tri-Cities in 2001 and has spent the past 7 seasons entertaining fans as the mascot for the Colorado Rockies Class A Affiliate.
Webbly, who is a cross between a Pacific Tree Frog and a Central American Red-Eyed Tree Frog, had been with the AquaSox since the 1997 season. The Northwest League season begins June 17.
Of course, we would never trade Webbly to Tri-City… a frog could never thrive is a dry environment like that. Although, Eugene just got a new mascot…. hmmmmm….