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RailCats Begin First Six of a Nine-Game Homestand August 13th

Gary SouthShore RailCats BaseballGARY, IN. 8-12-2010 – The Gary SouthShore RailCats return home to beautiful U. S. Steel Yard to host six-games against the Lake County Fielders and Schaumburg Flyers with a Northern League playoff berth within reach starting Friday, August 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now by calling 219.882.2255 or by visiting www.railcatsbaseball.com.

FIREWORKS FRIDAY/FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS/HAMMOND COMMUNITY: Friday, August 13 @ 7 P.M. – Join the RailCats every Friday at U. S. Steel Yard for Fireworks Friday. Stick around after the game for an exciting fireworks show sponsored by First Midwest Bank and The Post-Tribune. The RailCats also bring Halloween to U. S. Steel Yard a few months early so join the ‘Cats for a night of fun and frights at the ballpark to celebrate Friday the 13th! In addition, Hammond residents with a valid ID can purchase tickets at a $2 discount at the box office on the day of the game.

SKATEBOARD GIVEAWAY/FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT/SCHERERVILLE COMMUNITY: Saturday, August 14 @ 6 P.M. – Be one of the first 1,000 kids to enter the gates on this day to get your hands on a real wood RailCats Skateboard (minus the trucks and wheels) featuring outfielder Mike Massaro and closer Andy Shipman, courtesy Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. and Northwest Indiana Times. Saturday also marks the second Faith and Family Night of the 2010 season as the RailCats invite fans of all faiths to gather at U. S. Steel Yard and enjoy a game together with special group discounts. Don’t miss a pre-game concert with Musselz in the Diamond Club starting at 6 p.m. for Prayze Café Radio featuring music by DJ Ed “Getdown” Crosby. In addition, Schererville residents with a valid ID can purchase tickets at a $2 discount at the box office on the day of the game.

TIMES FAMILY SUNDAY/GO GREEN DAY: Sunday, August 15 @ 7 P.M. – Look for the Family Day coupon in The Times and bring it to U. S. Steel Yard to get four box seat tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for just $36! Find out how you can do your part to preserve our earth for generations to come, as the RailCats raise environmental awareness and even do what we can to make sure our grass stays green for years and years on Go Green Night.

DOLLAR MONDAY/ELVIS NIGHT/COLLEGE NIGHT: Monday, August 16 @ 7 P.M. – On NIEMI Associates Dollar Mondays all summer long, get $1 hot dogs, popcorn, pop, programs, merchandise and more throughout the park. And the best part? When you buy one full-price ticket, the second will cost you just One Dollar! The King is in the house as the RailCats remember the music legend on the anniversary of his death (or is it?). So Don’t Be Cruel and come on out to U. S. Steel Yard, or it’ll be Heartbreak Hotel for Rusty & Rascal. College Students, wanna save money and still have a good time? Wear apparel from your college or bring a student ID from any college or university and receive $2 off your admission.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY/SOCIAL MEDIA DAY/PICTURE PACK GIVEAWAY/HOBART COMMUNITY NIGHT: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 6 P.M. – St. Patrick’s Day is too much fun for just once a year, so come celebrate again as the RailCats bring a different kind of green to U. S. Steel Yard. The RailCats will be wearing special St. Patrick’s Day Jerseys and auctioning them off after the game. In addition, all fans wearing St. Patty’s attire will receive $2 off their admission and there will be $2 Green Beer at select locations of U. S. Steel Yard, courtesy MillerCoors. Attention all Facebook friends and Twitter followers, print out something that proves you follow the RailCats on one of these social media sites and bring it to the box office on this day for $3 off your admission to the game. The ‘Cats will also be handing out Picture Packs to the first 1,000 fans entering the ballpark sponsored by Great Lakes Orthopedics. RailCats in the July 27 edition include: Brad Halsey, Ryan Zink and Zach McClellan. Also, Hobart residents with a valid ID can purchase tickets at a $2 discount at the box office on the day of the game.

FAMOUS CHICKEN!!!/BIKE NIGHT/WET YOUR WHISTLE WEDNESDAY: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 7 P.M. – The Clown Prince of Baseball makes his annual stop at U. S. Steel Yard and has been making fans laugh until their sides burst since 1974. You haven’t really laughed if you haven’t seen the Chicken yet, and this is his ONLY Region appearance of the year! Five dollars for riders and guests includes a ticket to the game and participation in pre-game bike parade so don’t miss your chance to show off your hog and see a baseball game at a great price! Take the mid-week break you know you deserve and kick back with $2 MGD and Miller Lite drafts (fans 21 and over only) at every Wednesday night game in 2010.

Tickets to see the RailCats during the fun-filled nine-game homestand are now on sale by calling 219.882.2255 or visiting www.railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats will play 50 times at U. S. Steel Yard this summer in search of a sixth-consecutive berth in the Northern League Championship Series and third Northern Championship.