SALISBURY, Md.- The Delmarva Shorebirds, class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are excited to announce the return of their preseason promotion "30 Days of Opening Day" to prepare the Eastern Shore for the April 4 home opener at 7:05 p.m. against the Hagerstown Suns. Starting on March 5, which is 30 days before opening day, the Shorebirds will host an event, contest, or make an appearance around town every day leading up to the home opener.
The "30 Days of Opening Day" will feature 12 appearances by Sherman, 14 different chances to win t-shirts, hats, bobbleheads, tickets, and various other prizes.
"The 30 Days of Opening Day promotion was wildly successful last year in energizing the community for baseball season and we look forward to the second year of the promotion," said Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters. "I encourage all of our fans to embrace the promotion and take advantage of the numerous opportunities to win great prizes, hang out with Sherman and have fun!"
Sherman will make "tour stops" every Thursday and Friday throughout the 30 day promotion. The Shorebirds will set up outside of different locations around town and will be giving away free tickets to the home opener on April 4, passing out schedules, and hosting entertainment and games for kids that want to come out and meet Sherman. Every kid will get a chance to spin the prize wheel and take a swing at our t-ball whacker. During the first week, Sherman is scheduled to appear at ATI Physical Therapy on North Salisbury Blvd on Thursday, March 7from 5-7 p.m. and DQ Grill and Chill on North Salisbury Blvd on Friday, March 8 from 5-7 pm. On Sunday, March 10, Sherman and Shorebirds staff members will be at the Tim Kennard River Run. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. at Salisbury University's Maggs Physical Activities Center.
The rest of the tour stops will be announced via the Shorebirds' Facebook page, their Twitter page (@Shorebirds) and their website www.theshorebirds.com.
The "30 Days of Opening Day" will coincide with the home opener against the Hagerstown Suns on April 4. For tickets, call the Shorebirds Box Office at (410) 219-3112.