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Published On: April 1st, 2014

Eau Claire, Wis. – With the tenth season of Express baseball less than two months away, the team today announced its promotional schedule highlights for the 2014 season. Fireworks Fridays will return this year along with mini bobblehead and trading card giveaways. The new items on the promotional schedule are highlighted by an appearance by Mountain Man from A&E’s TV show “Duck Dynasty”.

Back by popular demand will be some fan favorite promotions from previous years. Every Friday night in 2014 will feature a postgame fireworks show, as was the case in 2013. This year’s schedule features five Friday home games. Four mini bobblehead giveaways will return as well. Featured this year will be a commemorative bobblehead of Express Field Manager Dale Varsho for his NWL record 301st win in 2013. Other bobbleheads will include outfielder Steve McGuiggan from the 2010 NWL Championship team, Trax and Joe Torre for “Turn Back the Clock Night”. There will again be a trading card giveaway, however this year’s set will include 30 cards on one date rather than the three sets of 10 given away in past seasons. The trading card set will highlight the 2014 roster. Also returning in 2014 is the pre-planned funeral giveaway sponsored by Evergreen Funeral Home.

In addition to the popular promotions returning from last year, the Express has added a significant amount of new events to the 2014 schedule. New promotions are highlighted by an appearance by Mountain Man from “Duck Dynasty” on July 16. Mountain Man will sign autographs, take photos with fans and be a guest public address announcer. Making their first appearance at Carson Park will be BirdZerk Entertainment. BirdZerk has been a popular promotional night across Minor League Baseball and the Northwoods League in past seasons. Ladies Night that has taken place the past few years will be transformed to a Wine, Women and Baseball Night. Prior to the game there will be wine tasting on the Fan Deck and fans will have the ability to sign up to win a wedding package featuring several components to a wedding. New giveaway items that have been added to the schedule include youth baseball gloves, Express adjustable hats, Express t-shirts, youth replica Express jerseys and a school supplies set.

Dates and sponsors of all secured promotions are listed below. Dates are subject to change and will be updated on the Home Game Promotions page of the Express website.





May 27       

6:35 PM

Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

Mid-West Family Broadcasting / 
Lien & Peterson Architects

May 31

6:35 PM

Trax Mini Bobblehead Giveaway


June 2 

6:35 PM

Express Adjustable Hat Giveaway


June 12

6:35 PM

Express T-shirt Giveaway

Career Development Center

June 13

7:05 PM

Fireworks / Dale Varsho Mini Bobblehead Giveaway

Marshfield Clinic

June 16

6:35 PM

Eau Claire Y Night (Y members get free admission)

Eau Claire Y

June 20

7:05 PM

Fireworks / Pre-planned Funeral Giveaway

Evergreen Funeral Home

June 21

6:35 PM

Nike Youth Glove Giveaway


June 24

6:35 PM

BirdZerk Entertainment


June 30 

12:00 PM

Kids Day (kids get free admission)

Marshfield Clinic

July 4 

6:05 PM

July 4 Fireworks / Youth Replica Jersey Giveaway

Infinity Golf Center

July 16 

6:35 PM

“Mountain Man” from Duck Dynasty


July 24

6:35 PM

Steve McGuiggan Mini Bobblehead Giveaway

BioLife Plasma Services

July 25

7:05 PM


Mayo Clinic Health System

July 26 

6:35 PM

Superhero Night


July 27

5:05 PM

Wine, Women and Baseball Night

Angelus Day Spa and Salon

August 4

6:35 PM

Trading Card Giveaway


August 6

6:35 PM

Turn Back the Clock/Joe Torre Mini Bobblehead Giveaway

Royal Credit Union

August 7

6:35 PM

School Supplies Giveaway


August 8

7:05 PM


Cesspool Cleaner Company

August 10

6:35 PM

Fan Appreciation Night



The Express begin their 10th season of play in the Northwoods League on Tuesday, May 27 versus the Lakeshore Chinooks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM with gates opening at 5:30. Season tickets and voucher packs are on sale now. Single-game tickets will go on sale May 1. To subscribe to the Express schedule on your internet and/or phone calendar and have it be updated with any changes in promotions and game times, click the link below.  

Express Downloadable Calendar

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit