Big weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark with fireworks, monkeys, dinosaur and a salute to Veterans

(Whitecaps press release)

Comstock Park, MI – The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced fireworks have been added to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend. Game time for Friday is 7:00 pm and the gates open at 5:30 pm. Dayton is in town for a four game series starting Friday and ending Monday afternoon.

Join us at our Flag Day Fundraiser on June 14, 2016 at the Our Tavern!
Join us at our Flag Day Fundraiser on June 14, 2016 at the Our Tavern!

Saturday’s game is a 7:00 pm start and in addition to fireworks the world famous cowboy monkey rodeo will be performing. Known as Team Ghost Riders, this group from Mississippi will be performing throughout the game and then a longer post-game performance where monkeys ride dogs and herd sheep around the field.

Sunday is a 1:00 pm start. Like every Sunday, it is a Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Family Day when the first 1,000 kids 12 & under eat free and all fans can come on the field pre-game to get autographs and play catch in the outfield. After the game all kids get to run the bases. A special guest will be on hand as Buddy the Dinosaur from WGVU’s PBS Dinosaur Train will be in attendance to meet fans.

Monday afternoon’s game is a special 1:00 pm start. The Whitecaps will be saluting America’s veterans throughout the day. The Whitecaps will be wearing special camouflage jerseys and the first 1,000 fans will receive dog tags courtesy of New Horizons Computer Learning Center. To help celebrate the official start of summer we’ll have $1.00 Johnsonville Brats all game long!

The Whitecaps currently are in third place in the Midwest League’s Eastern Division with a little over three weeks left in the first half. Tickets for these and all 2016 home games can be purchased by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131, coming to the Fifth Third Ballpark box office (open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday) or visiting www.whitecapsbaseball.com.


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