Published On: April 24th, 2007

The “Duck Pond” will be opening its doors to the public this Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an opportunity to participate in free fun-filled activities! In connection with single-game tickets going on sale, we’re allowing kids to have unlimited use of the “Big Maynard” Bouncehouse and Speed Pitch! Even Maynard G. Mallard will be there! Work up an appetite because we’ll also be serving free hot dogs and soda.

On Thursday, April 26, the Madison Mallards will be giving fans and the media a preview to the 2007 season with the Mallards First Pitch. The event will be held at the Great Dane Brew Pub downtown location starting at 1:00 p.m. Mallards Head Coach C.J. Thieleke and P.A. Announcer Aaron Sims will speak about the 2007 roster accompanied by a slideshow. General Manager Vern Stenman will follow with a presentation about improvements to the ballpark along with insight about the completed promotional schedule. A fan question and answer session will follow. Admission is free to the public and appetizers, ballpark food, soda, and beer will be provided. Merchandise will also be available for purchase.

The Mallards season starts Thursday May 31 at the Duck Pond. Group tickets are on sale now and single-game tickets go on sale April 28th. Call 246-4277 or log onto for more information.

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