"Big Hurt", Paranormal Cops, logo baseballs, and family fun this weekend as the RiverHawks host Joliet
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June 10, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks begin a weekend homestand Friday against the Joliet Jackhammers. Giveaways include logo baseballs and “Big Hurt” bobblehead dolls.

Upper Iowa University, Metro Medical, WIFR, and BOB FM sponsor the “Big Hurt” bobblehead doll depicting the former White Sox slugger. The first 1,000 fans who enter Road Ranger Stadium will receive the bobblehead. Game time is 7:05 p.m. with the gates to the ballpark opening at 6:05 p.m. It’s another Road Ranger Free Gas Friday where random fans in attendance can win free gas. All fans can enjoy a Friday Fish Fry by visiting the concession stands at the ballpark for a fish and chips basket. In addition, A&E’s Paranormal Cops will be at the ballpark signing autographs during the game for paranormal night.

Saturday, Illinois Railway Museum is giving away logo baseballs to the first 1,000 fans in the ballpark. Come to the ballpark early with your glove, and play catch on the field from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday is the first family campout of the season, as well as Liver Life Walk. Roxy Carmichael hosts Ladies’ Night as the RiverHawks take on the Jackhammers at 6:05 p.m.; gates open at 5:05 p.m.

Sunday is the final game of the homestand and it’s a Cost Cutters and MyGofer.com Family day. The Illinois Railway Museum and Midwest Rail Junction provide free train rides during the game. After the game, kids can run the bases. It is Kyle Wright baseball card giveaway day and all players will be available for autographs following the game. Game time is 4:05 p.m.; ballpark opens at 3:05 p.m.

The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 18th season this summer. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380 (WTJK-AM) and on ESPN1380.com. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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