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Published On: April 28th, 2015

Express announce promotional schedule


Eau Claire, WI. – With the eleventh season of Express baseball less than a month away, the team today announced its promotional schedule highlights for the 2015 season. Fireworks Fridays will return this year along with three mini bobblehead giveaways. The new items on the promotional schedule are highlighted by four premium nights that include appearances by former NFL Legend Ickey Woods, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, a Dueling Pianos Show, and Cowboy Monkey Rodeo.


Back by popular demand will be some fan favorite promotions from previous years. Every Friday night (except July 3rd) in 2015 will feature a postgame fireworks show. This year’s schedule features six Fireworks nights including Saturday, July 4th. Three mini bobblehead giveaways will return as well. Featured this year will be a commemorative bobblehead of Express Pitching Coach Vic Cable who has been part of the team since its inception in 2005. Other bobbleheads will include former Express standout Joe Bonfe, and finally, the original Eau Claire Bears mascot for “Turn Back the Clock Night”. Also returning in 2015 is the pre-planned funeral giveaway sponsored by Evergreen Funeral Home.


Mega Co-Op will continue to sponsor “Mega Mondays” in which Mega Co-Op members will receive $4 General Admission seats for every home Monday game. J-Cap Real Estate will sponsor “Student Night” at every Thursday home game where students with a valid Student ID will receive $1 off any general admission, grandstand, or box seat ticket and can gain admission to the Fan Deck for just $20. Playmakers Bar and Grill will sponsor “Playmakers Fridays” where each fan in attendance will receive a coupon for a great deal at Playmakers Bar and Grill. “Savers’ Saturdays” will be a new promotion at Carson Park in 2015 where Savers will be signing up fans for Savers’ rewards cards and will sponsor an official “Kids run the bases” promotion after every Saturday night home game. Finally, Ballpark and Kemps will be sponsoring $1 hot dogs and $1 sundaes at every Sunday Express home game.


In addition to the popular promotions returning from last year, the Express has added a significant amount of new events to the 2015 schedule. New promotions are highlighted by two celebrity appearances: one by former NFL Legend Ickey Woods of the Cincinnati Bengals on July 6th, and one by former WWE Superstar and Hall of Famer Kevin Nash on July 7th. Ickey Woods and Kevin Nash will sign autographs, take photos with fans, and entertain fans in-between innings throughout their respective games.


Two popular promotions will also be at Carson Park this summer including a dueling pianos show from the group “Dueling Duo” on June 21st and Cowboy Monkey Rodeo on August 1st. New giveaway items that have been added to the schedule include baseball bat pens, free bowling, full-size youth baseball bats, Express foldable seat cushions, a flat-screen TV, and reusable water bottles.


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.





2015 Express Promotions






May 28       

6:35 PM

Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

Mid-West Family Broadcasting /

Lien & Peterson Architects

May 29

7:05 PM

Fireworks Friday

Mayo Clinic Health System

June 7

5:05 PM

Baseball Bat Pen Giveaway

Regis Catholic Schools

June 8

6:35 PM

T-Shirt and Water Bottle Giveaway

Highland Fitness

June 11

6:35 PM

Express T-shirt Giveaway

Career Development Center

June 12

7:05 PM

Fireworks Friday

Sacred Heart Hospital

June 13

6:35 PM

All Fans Receive Free Bowling

Wagner’s Lanes

June 14

5:05 PM

Full-Size Youth Baseball Bat Giveaway

Mega Co-Op

June 18

6:35 PM

Express Foldable Seat Cushion Giveaway

Charter Bank

June 19

7:05 PM

Fireworks / Pre-Planned Funeral Giveaway

Evergreen Funeral Home

June 21 

5:05 PM

Dueling Duo Pianos Show


June 22 

6:35 PM

Flat Screen TV Giveaway (For one lucky fan)

WQOW – TV-18

July 4

6:05 PM

Fourth of July Fireworks

Bug Eyed Betty’s Half Moon Saloon

July 6

6:35 PM

Ickey Woods Celebrity Appearance


July 7

6:35 PM

Kevin Nash Celebrity Appearance


July 15

6:35 PM

Big Brothers Big Sisters Night

EO Johnson Business Technologies

July 16

6:35 PM

Vic Cable Mini-Bobblehead Giveaway

Marshfield Clinic

July 17

7:05 PM

Fireworks Friday

Bauer Built

July 29

1:05 PM

Kid’s Day

Marshfield Clinic

July 29

7:05 PM

Joe Bonfe Mini-Bobblehead Giveaway

Mega Co-Op

July 31

7:05 PM

Fireworks Friday

Thrivent Financial

August 1

6:35 PM

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo


August 3

6:35 PM

Turn Back the Clock / EC Bears Mascot Mini-Bobblehead

Royal Credit Union

August 5

6:35 PM

Fan Appreciation Night / Reusable Water Bottle Giveaway

Eau Claire Ford Lincoln


The Express begin their 11th season of play in the Northwoods League on May 26th as they take on the Border Cats in Thunder Bay. Eau Claire’s home opener is scheduled for May 28th versus the Duluth Huskies. First pitch of that contest will be at 6:35 PM. Season tickets and voucher packs are on sale now and single-game tickets will go on sale May 1st.


The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit