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Cougars feature super happenings on homestand
GENEVA, IL—The Kane County Cougars, Midwest League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, have plenty planned for the homestand that runs through Monday, July 18. Facebook fans of the Cougars will be at Elfstrom Stadium this Thursday for Facebook Night. In addition to receiving discounted tickets for the 6:30 p.m. game that evening, Facebook fans have a new level of involvement in the game’s details.
In the weeks leading up to Thursday, Facebook fans have voted on a series of in-game elements that have included the Cougars’ uniform choice (tropical jerseys), post-game fireworks music and pre-game stadium music. Randomly selected Facebook fans will be participating in the game through ceremonial first pitches, as well as in-game contests and other surprises. The Cougars successfully reached the 5,000 fan mark last month in their “Drive for 5,000” promotion that was announced this past winter.
The Cougars also will pay homage to all Super Heroes as part of this Friday’s Super Heroes Theme Night. Various events are planned for the evening, including a pre-game costume parade for fans, in-game contests and a post-game fireworks show set to super hero music. Captain America will be on hand to throw a ceremonial first pitch and meet with fans. The Cougars also will be recognizing real-life super heroes in the community that were nominated by fans as part of a pre-game ceremony.
The Cougars also welcomed representatives from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago to Elfstrom Stadium on Saturday for an on-field check presentation in the amount of $5,500. Proceeds from June’s 50/50 raffle and Pitch in for Charity events were donated to the organization, which is dedicated to promoting prostate cancer awareness, early detection, and to ensure that all treatment options, including no treatment, are made available to patients. Charitable initiatives with which the Cougars are partnering later this season include Misericordia Home for the month of July, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation in August.