Minor league baseball teams are known for coming up with crazy promotions to entice fans into the ballpark, but the Frederick Keys might have come up with the best idea yet: they’re hosting former Capitals forward Mike Knuble for “All Caps Night” on May 18.
The Keys will take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for the 7 PM game, which will also feature a “Summer Classic” hockey-themed jersey auction and fireworks.
Knuble will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans throughout the game. Maybe he’ll also follow in the footsteps of fellow Caps alums Alan May and Craig Laughlin and pop into the stands to watch the game and sample “local” favorite brew Natty Boh. May and Laughlin appeared as a Caps promo night back in 2014. Dennis Maruk appeared in 2015.
The Keys will also be sporting special-edition “Summer Classic” jerseys inspired by the Capitals’ 2015 Winter Classic sweaters. They look amazing.
This Friday is #ALLCAPS Night and we're hoping to bring them a little luck with these special jerseys the team will be wearing! Jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with all proceeds benefiting @P4TC_NFCR! Bidding starts when gates open at 6 PM so get here early! pic.twitter.com/eAEXxQ8z6L
— Frederick Keys (@FrederickKeys) May 16, 2018
The jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting Play4TheCure, which raises funds to support cutting-edge cancer research. RMNB will also be at the game.
General admission tickets can be had for as little as $10 (or $7 youth, seniors, and active duty military).
More photos of the jerseys, via the Keys’ Instagram Story.
Redskins players Gary Clark and Santana Moss will abso be appearing at Nymeo Field on Saturday. More from the Frederick Keys:
FREDERICK, MD-Following a brief three-game roadtrip, the Frederick Keys return to Nymeo Field from Friday, May 18- Sunday, May 20. It is Family Fitness Weekend presented by Premiere Dental Arts and includes a variety of evenings honoring local pro sports teams. This includes an All Caps Night with an appearance by former Washington Capital, Mike Knuble as well as Hail to the Redskins Night with visits by Gary Clark and Santana Moss. To book your tickets to meet Knuble, Clark and Moss fans can call the Keys at 301-815-9939 or visit frederickkeys.com.
The Keys kickoff of their weekend series on Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Gates open at 6:00 p.m while it is All Caps Night. This includes an appearance by Knuble, a former right winger with the Capitals from 2009-12. Playing 220 games with Washington, Knuble also spent time with the Red Wings, Rangers, Bruins and Flyers over his 16-year NHL career. This included winning a pair of Stanley Cups with Detroit during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.
Knuble will do a meet-and-greet and autograph session with fans from 6-8 p.m and throw out a first pitch. On the field, Keys players and coaches will wear special hockey-themed jerseys with proceeds benefiting Play4TheCure. Fireworks follow the game, sponsored by Premiere Dental Arts.
Former Redskins Clark and Moss will do an autograph session from 5-7 p.m presented by PMSI for the Keys 6 p.m game on Saturday. Playing 10 seasons with Washington, Moss was an NFL All-Pro selection in 2005, while Clark won two Super Bowls and is a member of the Redskins Ring of Fame. More fireworks follow the game courtesy of Planet Fitness and MDOT.
The Keys close out the weekend with a 2 p.m game Sunday. It is Knock Tobacco Out of the Park Day sponsored by Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Free Frederick Program, while there is a 1K Fun Run After the Game. As always, fans can enjoy pre-game Sunday Funday festivities. Those who bring a ball and a glove can have a catch in the outfield from 1-1:30, plus two Keys will be signing autographs on the concourse.
For more information about upcoming Keys games and promotions, fans can visit frederickkeys.com.
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