A pair of bobbleheads highlight Spikes' giveaways

UNIVERSITY PARK – Believe it or not, minor league baseball season is right around the corner.

The State College Spikes open the season on Saturday, June 16 against the Williamsport Crosscutters. Once the season begins, there are a plethora of giveaways.

Opening night will be a memorable one as Lion Country Kia gives away a car. Opening night also features as schedule magnet for all fans. There will be a travel mug giveaway on Friday, June 29.

Of course, the most popular giveaways are usually the bobbleheads. There are two bobblehead nights this season.

The first will take place on Friday, Aug. 10, when former Nittany Lion great Ki-Jana Carter is honored with his very own bobblehead. Carter is the last Lion selected No. 1 overall.

Then, on Friday, Aug. 24, former Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton gets his own bobblehead. Hamilton, the Penn State reception record holder, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Aug. 24 is also Autism Awareness Night at Medlar Field, a cause that is near and dear to Hamilton.

The first 1,000 fans will receive bobbleheads at both games.

There are many great promotions throughout the season. Here are the highlights:


  • Free Creamery ice cream with military ID on Military Appreciation Night – Sunday, July 15
  • Team poster giveaway (first 1,000 fans) – Friday July 20
  • Pink sunrise shirtsey giveaway on Paint the Park Pink Night (first 1,000 fans). Shirtseys will be a replica of Spikes' special jerseys – Sunday, July 22


  • State "College" Shirtsey giveaway (first 1,000 fans). Shirtseys will be a replica of Spikes' special jerseys – Saturday, Aug. 4
  • Purple Tote Giveaway on Paint the Park Purple Night for fight against Alzheimer's disease (first 1,000 fans) – Thursday, Aug. 9
  • Ki-Jana Carter bobblehead (first 1,000 fans) – Friday, Aug. 10.
  • All-Star koozie giveaway for 2018 NYPL All-Star Game (first 1,000 fans) – Tuesday, Aug. 14
  • 500th game commemorative T-shirt toss – Thursday, Aug. 23
  • DaeSean Hamilton bobblehead (first 1,000 fans) – Friday, Aug. 24
  • Backpack giveaway (first 500 fans) – Saturday, Aug. 25
  • Fanny pack giveaway (first 1,000 fans) on THON Night – Thursday, Aug. 30

Want to get tickets for these games? You won’t have to wait long. Single-game tickets for the Spikes 39-game home schedule go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 10.

For more information about single-game or season tickets, visit www.statecollegespikes.com.


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