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RailCats Host First of Two Six-Game Homestands in July

Gary SouthShore RailCats BaseballGARY, IN. 7-2-2010 – The Gary SouthShore RailCats return home before the All-Star Break to host a six game series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Kansas City T-Bones starting Monday, July 5 at 7 p.m. at U. S. Steel Yard. Tickets are on sale now by calling 219.882.2255 or by visiting www.railcatsbaseball.com.

A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR MONDAY FIREWORKS SHOW: MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010 @ 7 P.M. – Not done celebrating the Fourth of July? Don’t worry – we aren’t either! The RailCats will celebrate American Independence on the Fifth of July this summer, so let us do all the work and give you a holiday to remember with a salute to our veterans and a stirring fireworks show, presented by First Midwest Bank and The Post-Tribune. The RailCats continue the holiday weekend with Dollar Monday, sponsored by NIEMI Associates. On 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!

SCI-FI NIGHT/PETER MAYHEW APPEARANCE/HIGHLAND, MUNSTER COMMUNITY: TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010 @ 6 P.M. – Calling all Storm Troopers – the RailCats will celebrate the iconic Star Wars film series and other science fiction classics with themed promotions, demonstrations and more. Plus don’t miss an appearance from Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca who will be signing autographs for fans. Members of the 501st Legion will be in attendance as well so watch out for Darth Vader and many more of your favorite Star Wars characters! In addition, Highland and Munster residents with a valid ID can purchase tickets at a $2 discount at the box office on the day of the game. As always, every Tuesday is Kids Day at U. S. Steel Yard with the first 1,000 kids receiving a voucher for a free hot dog and all members of the RailCats Reading Club are admitted free. 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 6 edition of the Picture Packs include: Brad Halsey, Mike Rohde, Jamie Bennett, John Parham and James Baker and all five will be available before the game to sign autographs!

YOUTH AND SENIOR DAY/BUSINESS PERSON SPECIAL: WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010 @ 11 A.M. – The RailCats invite local youth camps and senior groups out to this annual event at U. S. Steel Yard, with a special 11 a.m. start time. In addition, all business people who bring in a note from their boss receive a $2 ticket discount. As always, even on this special Wednesday morning game, it is “Wet Your Whistle Wednesday.” Take the mid-week break you know you deserve and kick back with $2 MGD and Miller Lite drafts, sponsored by Miller Lite and X-Rock 103.9.

LATINO FAMILY NIGHT/EAST CHICAGO COMMUNITY/FIREWORKS: FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010 @ 7 P.M. – The annual event returns to U. S. Steel Yard as the ‘Cats make this game all about Northwest Indiana’s Latino community with live music, themed promotions and more. In addition, East Chicago residents with a valid ID can purchase tickets at a $2 discount at the box office on the day of the game. As always, Friday is Fireworks Friday, so stick around for a postgame fireworks show presented by First Midwest Bank and The Post-Tribune.

BASEBALL GLOVE GIVEAWAY/POLISH HERITAGE NIGHT: SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010 @ 6 P.M. – You’re guaranteed to be ready for any foul ball that comes your way if you’re one of the first 1,000 kids (age 12 and under) through the gates, since you’ll be the proud new owner of a RailCats glove, courtesy NIEMI Associates and The Northwest Indiana Times. Also, some of your favorite Pierogi Fest characters will be at U. S. Steel Yard to help the RailCats celebrate Polish Heritage Night.

BEACH TOWEL GIVEAWAY/CROWN POINT/TIMES FAMILY SUNDAY: SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010 @ 2 P.M. – One of the most popular annual giveaways comes just in time for the pool season, as the first 1,500 fans will get to sun in style this summer on a RailCats Beach Towel, courtesy Community Health Care System. In addition, Crown Point residents with a valid ID can purchase tickets at a $2 discount at the box office on the day of the game. Don’t forget The Times Family Sunday is every Sunday at U. S. Steel Yard. Look for the Family Day coupon in The Times and bring it to the game to get four box seats, four hot dogs, and four sodas for just $36.

Tickets to see the RailCats during the fun-filled six-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.