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Akron RubberDucks announce 2022 promotional schedule

The Akron RubberDucks have announced their promotional schedule for the 2022 season.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.

While plenty of questions remain regarding what Major League Baseball will look like in 2022, Minor League Baseball is moving forward with its plans.

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On Monday, the Cleveland Guardians' Double-A affiliate, the Akron RubberDucks, announced its promotional schedule for the 2022 season, with Akron's Canal Park set to hold its home opener on Tuesday, April 12. On that day, the RubberDucks will host a t-shirt giveaway presented by Union Home Mortgage, as well as postgame fireworks following their matchup vs the Reading Fighting Phils.

“We are excited to announce the long-anticipated 2022 promotional schedule,” RubberDucks General Manager and COO Jim Pfander said. “From the celebration of Homer, JoJos and Canal Park to all our exciting giveaways and theme nights, I think there is something each night everyone will enjoy this season. I can’t wait to see everyone back in the ballpark on April 12 to celebrate the championship and start a new season.”

The RubberDucks' full promotional schedule for the 2022 season is as follows:

April

  • April 12: Union Home Mortgage Welcomes You Home – Opening Night – T-Shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) QUACK on Top – Post game Fireworks
  • April 13: Trivia Night
  • April 14: Thirsty Thursday™ – Really, Really, Really Cold Beer – Winter Games
  • April 15: Cleveland Basketball Night – Post game Fireworks
  • April 16: Scheduled Double Header 3:30 p.m. Game 1 start – Ringing in the New Season – Replica 2021 Championship Ring Giveaway – Post game Fireworks presented by FirstEnergy
  • April 26: T-shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) – Straight Outta QuAkron – Hip Hop Night
  • April 27: Ginger Appreciation Night
  • April 28: Thirsty Thursday™ – Pro Football Draft Party
  • April 29: Rob Thomas Appreciation Night (RubberDucks season ticket holder) – Post game Fireworks
  • April 30: “Just in case…” RubberDucks Tighty Whities Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) – Post game Fireworks

May

  • May 1: Family FUNday – Where’s Walter?
  • May 10: T-shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) – NFT Night (Since no one knows what an NFT stands for…we are going with Nice Freakin’ T-shirt)
  • May 11: Bark in the Park, bring your dog to the game – Los Perros Calientes Night
  • May 12: Thirsty Thursday™ – Doing this for kicks – Soccer Night
  • May 13: Military Appreciation Night – Post game Fireworks presented by Akron-Canton Airport
  • May 14: 25th Anniversary of Canal Park – Anniversary Pennant Giveaway Presented by Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage – Post game Fireworks
  • May 15: Family FUNday – A sensei-tional time – Karate Night
  • May 24: Education Day #1 (special 11:05 a.m. start)
  • May 25: Whine & Cheese Night (Karen Awareness)
  • May 26: Thirsty Thursday™ – “Toga! Toga! Toga!” Toga Party
  • May 27: Look! My Hot Dog is GREEN! $1K giveaway – Post game Fireworks presented by KeyBank
  • May 28: QuAkron Comics Fest – Akron Homers – Homer Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans) presented by WBNX-TV – Post game Fireworks presented by KeyBank
  • May 29: Family FUNday special 6:05 p.m. start – 155 Days Until Halloween – Post game Fireworks presented by KeyBank
  • May 31: T-shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) – I <3 Canal Park

June 

  • June 1: Dinosaur Day
  • June 2: Pro Wrestling Night – A Rock Special Guest Appearance
  • June 3: Star Wars Night – Post game Star Wars Fireworks
  • June 4: Fight Night – First Responders Appreciation –Stipe Miocic Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans) – Post game Fireworks presented by Summa Health
  • June 5: Family FUNday – Slice Slice Baby – Pizza Party
  • June 21: T-shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) – “Discounted Corn Dogs for All These People” Corn Dog Night – Los Perros Calientes Night
  • June 22: RubberDucks Disco
  • June 23: Tropic like it’s hot – Hawaiian Night
  • June 24: Youth SPORTS Night Presented by Handel’s Ice Cream Akron East End – Post game Fireworks presented by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • June 25: Halfway to Christmas – Santa Hat and Beard Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans) – Post game Fireworks
  • June 26: Family FUNday – Mascot Birthday Bash

July

  • July 4: Independence Day – Post game Fireworks
  • July 6: What Could’ve Been Night – Salute to the UK
  • July 7: Thirsty Thursday™ – Karaoke
  • July 8: ZOOperstars! Appearance – Post game Fireworks
  • July 9: Salute to the Negro Leagues – Akron Black Tyrites vs. Jacksonville Red Caps – Black Tyrites Youth Jersey Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans 12 & Under) – Post game Fireworks
  • July 10: Family FUNday – Los Perros Calientes Perfectos – Los Perros Calientes Day
  • July 22: RubberDucks Idol – Post game Fireworks presented by National Interstate Insurance
  • July 23: Miami Relocation Night – Mystery Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Distillata – Post game Fireworks presented by Bridgestone Americas
  • July 24: Family FUNday – Junior Fire Marshal Day presented by The Hartford – Jr. Firefighter Hat (First 1,000 Fans 12 & Under)
  • July 26: Big Splash Day (special 12:05 p.m. start)
  • July 27: Anger Management
  • July 28: Canal Park JoJo-nanza – Who has the best JoJos in Akron?... QuAkron decides
  • July 29: The Akron JoJos – Post game Fireworks presented by Miller Lite
  • July 30: A Night at the Ballpark – What is Love Bobblehead (First 1,000 fans) – Chris Kattan Special Guest Appearance – Post game Fireworks presented by Summa Health
  • July 31: Family FUNday – “The Sleepwalking Dead” Pajama Party

August

  • August 9: T-shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) – Keep Calm and Keep Duckin’
  • August 10: Akron Pride Night
  • August 11: Thirsty Thursday™ – Hot Dog Night ($2 Hot Dogs…just like every other night!) – Los Perros Calientes Night
  • August 12: The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Celebration – Post game Fireworks presented by Akron Children’s Hospital
  • August 13: “It’s All in The Hips” FOORRREEE!!! – Mystery Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Mechanical Contractors Association of Akron (MCA) – Post game Fireworks
  • August 14: Family FUNday – Princess Tea Party
  • August 23: T-shirt Tuesday (First 1,000 Fans) – Farmers Only
  • August 24: Blast from the Past – Aeros Night
  • August 25: Thirsty Thursday™ – Irish Appreciation Night
  • August 26: $1,000 Cash Dash presented by KeyBank – Post game Fireworks presented by FedEx Custom Critical
  • August 27: Cleveland Football Night – Eric Metcalf Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Cleveland Clinic Akron General – Post game Fireworks
  • August 28: Family FUNday – Women’s Equality Day

September

  • September 13: Education Day #2 (special 11:05 a.m. start)
  • September 14: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
  • September 15: Thirsty Thursday™ – Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff – Los Perros Calientes Night
  • September 16: STEM Night – Post game Fireworks
  • September 17: Life is a Peach – Salute to Women’s Professional Baseball – Tracy Reiner Bobblehead (First 1,000 Fans) presented by Ruoff Mortgage – Tracy Reiner Special Guest Appearance – Post game Fireworks
  • September 18: Family FUNday 6:05 p.m. start – The Regular Season Finale – Fan Appreciation Night, prizes given away all night long – Post game Fireworks

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