Free apples for teachers, a chainsaw juggler, the kickoff to Craft Beer Week, fireworks and much more are on the schedule for the Lexington Legends next homestand, which opens Wednesday night.
The Legends, who won three out of four games and collected 47 hits in the last three games of their weekend series in Asheville, return home to face the Charleston RiverDogs, an affiliate of the New York Yankees, and the Kannapolis Intimidators, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Charleston is in first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division, six games ahead of Lexington. The Legends are tied for fifth place in the Southern Division.
“What a great time for Legends fans,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “These seven days are packed with as much fun and entertainment as we’ve had on any homestand for a long time, plus the Legends have a chance to gain some ground on the division leaders. We’re really looking forward to a lot of excitement at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.”
Wednesday, May 6: Legends vs. Charleston, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday night is Teacher Appreciation Night, an opportunity for teachers to enjoy a game without their usual responsibilities. All teachers, faculty and staff from area schools, colleges and universities may purchase a special package that includes a game ticket and an adult combo meal for $12. Apples will be given to the first 200 teachers through the gates, and there will be drawings for free prizes. Use the special promo code EDUCATORS to purchase the $12 special ticket/combo meal online at www.lexingtonlegends.com.
. Thursday, May 7: Legends vs. Charleston, 7:05 p.m. Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler will make his first appearance at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Chad and his chainsaws have appeared at a wide variety of sports and corporate venues. In addition, he has made hundreds of television appearances, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Every Thursday home game is a Kentucky Ale Thirsty Thursday, and beer and Pepsi products will sell for one dollar each.
Friday, May 8: Legends vs. Charleston, 7:05 p.m. Whitaker Bank Ballpark will be the scene of the kickoff to the LexBeerScene.com Craft Beer Week in Lexington. A special local craft beer area will be set up on the first base side, where representatives from breweries will be on hand to talk about their products. The area will open at 6 p.m., when gates will open for admission to the Legends game against the RiverDogs, and will remain open until the end of the seventh inning. Those entering the beer area must be 21 years of age and have a state-issued photo ID.
For $15, fans will receive a box seat ticket to the Legends game and two drink tickets, each good for a 12-ounce beer. Fans who choose not to participate in the Craft Beer Week kickoff may purchase game tickets at regular prices.
Saturday, May 9: Legends vs. Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m. The Legends will give away special “stache” sunglasses to the first 1,000 fans through the gates. (A “stache” is attached to the sunglasses so that it fits right under the nose.) A Ford Fireworks show will follow the game.
Sunday, May 10: Legends vs. Kannapolis, 2:05 p.m. It’s a Jif Kids Club Sunday, and Kids Club members receive free admission to the game, and all kids may run the bases after the game. Membership in the Kids Club is free.
Monday, May 11: Legends vs. Kannapolis, 10:05 a.m. Monday is the final Zaxby’s Education Day game of the 2015 season. First pitch is set for 10:05 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Legends vs. Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday night is 38-cent hot dog night (or three for a dollar), in recognition of the Ford F-150 being the best-selling truck for the last 38 years.