Miami Marlins take on the Rockies, Giants, Nationals

The Miami Marlins are ready to take on the Colorado Rockies (May 21-23), San Francisco Giants (May 24-27), Washington Nationals (May 28-30) at Marlins Park. The ten-game homestand will feature three fan giveaways (first 15,000 fans 21 or older will receive Marlins Ear Buds and Free Music Download Card on May 23, first 5,000 kids 12 and under will receive a Mark Buehrle kids wall flag on May 27, first 15,000 fans will receive a Gaby Sanchez T-shirt sponsored by Leon Medical Centers on May 30) and several special events, including  Post and pre-game West Plaza parties for all fans, and special promotions including Marlins All You Can Eat Special for just $29; includes a Legends Level ticket and all you can eat hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, sodas and water and the Marlins 4 for $54 Pack, including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas and 4 bags of chips for $54.

Starting Monday, May 21, the Marlins will host the Colorado Rockies. First pitch is set for 7:10 P.M. at Marlins Park. Military personnel can claim their free tickets in honor of Military Mondays sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. Also, fans can get the Marlins All You Can Eat Special for just $29; includes a Legends Level ticket and all you can eat hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, sodas and water. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 P.M. On Tuesday, May 22 the series will continue with first pitch at 7:10 P.M. Fans can get the Marlins 4 for $54 Pack, including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas and 4 bags of chips for $54. On Wednesday, the series against the Rockies will conclude. Fans will have the opportunity to submit their All-Star ballot at the ballpark or online through June 8th.  In-Stadium All-Star Balloting will continue, allowing fans to vote for their favorite National League and American League All-Star hopefuls.  The top vote getters in each league will be elected to start for their respective leagues at this year's annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, July 10th.

The homestand will continue on Thursday, May 24 when the Marlins take on the Giants. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 P.M. The series against the Giants will continue on Friday. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the pre-game party on the West Plaza, plus fans can enjoy a public autograph session with a Marlins Player from 6 P.M. to 6:20 P.M. Fans are encouraged to stay after the game and enjoy a post-game concert in the West Plaza sponsored by Heineken Light. The four-game series continues on Saturday, May 26 at 4:10 P.M. with Post-game activities on the West Plaza for all fans. This Saturday will feature pre-game entertainment on the West Plaza from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and an autograph session with a Marlins player.

On Sunday, May 27 the series against the Giants will conclude. First pitch is set for 1:10 P.M. Pre-game fun will feature West Plaza entertainment with Radio Disney AM 990, DJ Petey and the Energy Team. Also, as part of Snapshot Sunday fans can take photos with a Marlins player on the Promenade level from 12 P.M. to 12:20 P.M. Post-game entertainment will include Diamond Dash where moms can run the bases with the kids after the game. Also, the first 5,000 kids will receive a Mark Buehrle kids wall flag, courtesy of Stanley Tools.

The homestand will continue on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day against the Washington Nationals. Military personnel can claim their free tickets in honor of Military Mondays sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. Also, fans can get the Marlins All You Can Eat Special for just $29; includes a Legends Level ticket and all you can eat hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, sodas and water. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 P.M. On Tuesday, May 29 the homestand will continue when the Marlins play the Nationals at 7:10 P.M. Fans can get the Marlins 4 for $54 Pack, including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas and 4 bags of chips for $54. The homestand will conclude Wednesday, May 30. The first 15,000 fans will receive a Gaby Sanchez T-shirt sponsored by Leon Medical Centers.

Tickets to the upcoming Marlins homestand are available at the Marlins en Miami Store located at 3701 SW 8th Street in Coral Gables, FL, at the Marlins Park box office, online at www.marlins.com and www.marlinsbeisbol.com, or by calling 1-877-MARLINS. To purchase a parking pass for any upcoming game, please visit www.marlins.com/parking.

The following is a complete list of broadcasts, promotions, events and ticket promotions scheduled for the upcoming homestand:

Monday, May 21 (7:10 p.m.)  Cuban Heritage Night
Opponent: Colorado Rockies
Probable Pitchers: LHP Mark Buehrle vs. LHP Jamie Moyer (subject to change)
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. featuring music with the band Havana Soul in honor of Cuban Heritage Night.  Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

FIRST PITCH: Raul de Molina and Lily Estefan will throw out the ceremonial first pitches in honor of Cuban Heritage Night.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE MILITARY MONDAYS: On Outback Steakhouse Military Mondays, the Marlins will offer complimentary tickets for military employees, active duty, Reserve, National Guard and their dependents. Entertainment and ceremonies before and during each Military Monday will recognize and honor members of our military, and will include a full Color Guard, guest National Anthem performances, flyovers (as scheduled), God Bless America performances during the 7th Inning Stretch, videos from soldiers stationed overseas, a "Soldier of the Game" feature and much more.
Details: The offer is valid for one complimentary ticket per Military I.D. for any of the Monday games listed below, and is subject to availability. Eligible military personnel or dependents must present valid military IDs to the Marlins Park Box Office on the day of the game only. Everyone, including dependents, must present their own military I.D. at the box office to receive a ticket. Seating categories will be up to Home Plate Box and assigned based on availability.  The Marlins vs. Red Sox game on Monday, June 11th and postseason games are not available through this offer. Eligible Games: April 30 vs. AZ, May 14 vs. PIT, May 21 vs. COL, May 28 vs. WSH, May 25 vs. STL, July 16 vs. WSH, July 23 vs. ATL, Aug. 13 vs. PHI, Sept. 3 vs. MIL, Sept. 17 vs. ATL and Oct. 1 vs. NYM.

MARLINS ALL YOU CAN EAT SPECIAL: Fans can purchase the new All You Can Eat Special for just $29 per person, which includes a Legends Silver ticket and All You Can Eat contains Hot Dogs, Soda, Water, Nachos, Peanuts and Popcorn.  Special is available online and at the box office, and can be sold as a group for the same price.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

Tuesday, May 22  (7:10 p.m.)
Opponent: Colorado Rockies
Probable Pitchers: RHP Ricky Nolasco vs. RHP Juan Nicasio
TV: FS Florida
Radio: Majic 102.7, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. featuring a live merengue band in honor of Dominican Heritage Night.  Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

4 FOR $54 TICKET PROMOTION: Fans can purchase the new 4 for $54 Pack, which includes 4 Vista Reserved Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Sodas and 4 Bags of Chips for $54.  The 4 for $64 is also available, which includes a seating upgrade to Legends Silver.  Special is available online and at the box office, and can be sold as a group for the same price.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM, Radio Disney AM 990.

Wednesday, May 23  (7:10 p.m.)
Opponent: Colorado Rockies
Probable Pitchers: RHP Carlos Zambrano vs. RHP Alex White
TV: NO TV
Radio: WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: The first 15,000 fans 21 or older will receive Marlins Ear Buds and Free Music Download Card

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. and again post-game with music and entertainment.

50-50 RAFFLE : Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday home game the Marlins Foundation partners with local non-profit organizations to host the 50/50 Raffle. The 50/50 Raffle Programs provides fans the opportunity to win 50% of the proceeds, with the other half of the proceeds benefitting the guest non-profit organization. From the time the gates open until the end of the 4th  inning tickets can be purchased for a suggested donation of $3 per ticket, two for $5, five for $10, and 15 for $20, at Raffle Headquarters Section 23 and from volunteers throughout the ballpark. The winning number will be posted at Raffle Headquarters, Guest Services and at www.marlins.com/raffles.  Raffle host dates are still available. If you are an official 501 (c) (3) organization in Broward, Miami Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach Counties interested in raising funds while spreading awareness at Marlins Park, sign up to participate in the 50/50 Raffle Program today. For more information call (305) 480-1441 or email Foundation@marlins.com. The Wednesday, May 23rd raffle will benefit South Miami Police Explorers.

The South Miami Police Explorer Program is sponsored by the South Miami Police Department and chartered through the Learning for Life Organization. The program provides high school and college students an insight into a career in law enforcement. For more information visit http://www.southmiamifl.gov.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

Thursday, May 24  (7:10 p.m.)
Opponent: San Francisco Giants
Probable Pitchers: RHP Anibal Sanchez vs. TBA
TV: FS Florida
Radio: Majic 102.7, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 10:30 A.M.to 12:30 P.M. and again post-game with music and entertainment.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

Friday, May 25  (7:10 p.m.)
Opponent: San Francisco Giants
Probable Pitchers: RHP Josh Johnson vs. TBA (subject to change)
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PREGAME PARTY ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. featuring music with DJ Vertigo, DJ Petey and the Energy Team.

POST-GAME CONCERT FEATURING FREESTYLE FLASHBACK SHOW WITH GEORGE LAMOND PRESENTED BY HEINEKEN LIGHT: Heineken light will be the presenting sponsor of the Freestyle Flashback show with George Lamond in the West Plaza concert following the game on Friday 5/25.  A part of the Jiffy Lube Friday Night Live series, Heineken will be sponsoring all 7 outdoor West Plaza concerts this season.

SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI CHARITY PARTNER WEEKEND: The Miami Marlins named five local nonprofit organizations as "Charity Partners" for their Inaugural Season. During the season each charity will host one weekend a month, where every day they will share their works in the South Florida community with fans. Fans also have the opportunity to participate in silent auctions and raffles benefiting the charity partner. An online ticket special is available, where supporters can purchase tickets for the weekend and part of the proceeds benefit the charity.

The first charity partner weekend is Shake-A-Leg Miami on May 25th- May 27th:

Friday, May 25th
- Pregame Proclamation
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Saturday, May 26th
- Silent auction, Promenade Section 16 until the end of the 3rd inning
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Sunday, May 27th
- Pregame Coast Guard Color Guard presentation
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Shake-A-Leg Miami uses the marine environment to improve the health, education, independence and quality of life for all with an emphasis on individuals with physical, developmental, and economic challenges. For more information about Shake A Leg Miami visit http://www.shakealegmiami.org.

PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Fans will be able to get autographs from a Marlins player on the Promenade Level from 6 P.M. - 6:20 P.M.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

Saturday, May 26  (4:10 p.m.)
Opponent: San Francisco Giants
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PREGAME PARTY ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M featuring music with DJ Alex , DJ Petey and the Energy Team.

PUBLIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Fans will be able to get autographs from a Marlins player on the Promenade Level from 3 P.M. - 3:20 P.M.

14TH ANNUAL DOLLARS AND STRIKES: The 14th Annual Dollars and Strikes benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.  100 children from various units will be in Bullpen Reserve along with 100 donors for the Clubs.  The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is the official charity of Major League Baseball and the Marlins. The event will also feature an honorary first pitch by the 2012 Youth of the Year, JA'VONTA D. SWINTON, and an on field check presentation of $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.

SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI CHARITY PARTNER WEEKEND: The Miami Marlins named five local nonprofit organizations as "Charity Partners" for their Inaugural Season. During the season each charity will host one weekend a month, where every day they will share their works in the South Florida community with fans. Fans also have the opportunity to participate in silent auctions and raffles benefiting the charity partner. An online ticket special is available, where supporters can purchase tickets for the weekend and part of the proceeds benefit the charity.

The first charity partner weekend is Shake-A-Leg Miami on May 25th- May 27th:

Friday, May 25th
- Pregame Proclamation
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Saturday, May 26th
- Silent auction, Promenade Section 16 until the end of the 3rd inning
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Sunday, May 27th
- Pregame Coast Guard Color Guard presentation
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Shake-A-Leg Miami uses the marine environment to improve the health, education, independence and quality of life for all with an emphasis on individuals with physical, developmental, and economic challenges. For more information about Shake A Leg Miami visit http://www.shakealegmiami.org.

POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT:  The Miami Marlins will host post-game entertainment. The special event is free and is open to the public and will take place at Marlins Park in the West Plaza.  Event will include appearances from Billy The Marlin and the Marlins Energy Team and will be hosted by DJ Petey. Also, fans can enjoy bounce houses, slides, mechanical rides and food and beverage carts. Fans in attendance are encouraged to stay after the game and take part in the festivities.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

Sunday, May 27  (1:10 p.m.)    Family Sunday
Opponent: San Francisco Giants
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: The first 5,000 kids 12 and under will receive a Mark Buehrle kids wall flag presented by Stanley Tools.

SNAPSHOT SUNDAY: On every Family Sunday this season, fans will be able to have their photograph taken with a Marlins player.  Fans are reminded to bring their own camera.  Snapshot Sunday is located on the Promenade Level in Section 28 from 12:00 P.M. to 12:20 P.M.

PREGAME PARTY AT THE WEST PLAZA: Radio Disney AM 990 will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. featuring music, dance performances, games and activities for fans, plus face painting from Tuti Fruti and special appearances from DJ Petey and the Marlins Energy Team.

SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI CHARITY PARTNER WEEKEND: The Miami Marlins named five local nonprofit organizations as "Charity Partners" for their Inaugural Season. During the season each charity will host one weekend a month, where every day they will share their works in the South Florida community with fans. Fans also have the opportunity to participate in silent auctions and raffles benefiting the charity partner. An online ticket special is available, where supporters can purchase tickets for the weekend and part of the proceeds benefit the charity.

The first charity partner weekend is Shake-A-Leg Miami on May 25th- May 27th:

Friday, May 25th
- Pregame Proclamation
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Saturday, May 26th
- Silent auction, Promenade Section 16 until the end of the 3rd inning
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Sunday, May 27th
- Pregame Coast Guard Color Guard presentation
- 50/50 Raffle, throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning

Shake-A-Leg Miami uses the marine environment to improve the health, education, independence and quality of life for all with an emphasis on individuals with physical, developmental, and economic challenges. For more information about Shake A Leg Miami visit http://www.shakealegmiami.org.

DIAMOND DASH:  After every Marlins Family Sunday, kids 12 and under get to run the bases on the field in the Marlins Diamond Dash. On Mother's Day, moms can run the bases with their kids. We also ask that children do not slide at any base or Home Plate for their own safety.  Billy's Bunch kids club members can present their 2012 membership card in order to move up to the Diamond Dash Fast Lane.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM, Radio Disney AM 990.

Monday, May 28  (7:10 p.m.) Outback Steakhouse Military Monday and Memorial Day
Opponent: Washington Nationals
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. featuring a live merengue band in honor of Dominican Heritage Night.  Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE MILITARY MONDAYS: On Outback Steakhouse Military Mondays, the Marlins will offer complimentary tickets for military employees, active duty, Reserve, National Guard and their dependents. Entertainment and ceremonies before and during each Military Monday will recognize and honor members of our military, and will include a full Color Guard, guest National Anthem performances, flyovers (as scheduled), God Bless America performances during the 7th Inning Stretch, videos from soldiers stationed overseas, a "Soldier of the Game" feature and much more.
Details: The offer is valid for one complimentary ticket per Military I.D. for any of the Monday games listed below, and is subject to availability. Eligible military personnel or dependents must present valid military IDs to the Marlins Park Box Office on the day of the game only. Everyone, including dependents, must present their own military I.D. at the box office to receive a ticket. Seating categories will be up to Home Plate Box and assigned based on availability.  The Marlins vs. Red Sox game on Monday, June 11th and postseason games are not available through this offer. Eligible Games: April 30 vs. AZ, May 14 vs. PIT, May 21 vs. COL, May 28 vs. WSH, May 25 vs. STL, July 16 vs. WSH, July 23 vs. ATL, Aug. 13 vs. PHI, Sept. 3 vs. MIL, Sept. 17 vs. ATL and Oct. 1 vs. NYM.

MARLINS ALL YOU CAN EAT SPECIAL: Fans can purchase the new All You Can Eat Special for just $29 per person, which includes a Legends Silver ticket and All You Can Eat contains Hot Dogs, Soda, Water, Nachos, Peanuts and Popcorn.  Special is available online and at the box office, and can be sold as a group for the same price.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

Tuesday, May 29  (7:10 p.m.)
Opponent: Washington Nationals
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. featuring a live merengue band in honor of Dominican Heritage Night.  Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

50-50 RAFFLE: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday home game the Marlins Foundation partners with local non-profit organizations to host the 50/50 Raffle. The 50/50 Raffle Programs provides fans the opportunity to win 50% of the proceeds, with the other half of the proceeds benefitting the guest non-profit organization. From the time the gates open until the end of the 4th  inning tickets can be purchased for a suggested donation of $3 per ticket, two for $5, five for $10, and 15 for $20, at Raffle Headquarters Section 23 and from volunteers throughout the ballpark. The winning number will be posted at Raffle Headquarters, Guest Services and at www.marlins.com/raffles.  Raffle host dates are still available. If you are an official 501 (c) (3) organization in Broward, Miami Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach Counties interested in raising funds while spreading awareness at Marlins Park, sign up to participate in the 50/50 Raffle Program today. For more information call (305) 480-1441 or email Foundation@marlins.com. The Wednesday, May 30th raffle will benefit University of Florida Cooperative Extension.

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. For more information please visit http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu.

4 FOR $54 TICKET PROMOTIONS: Fans can purchase the new 4 for $54 Pack, which includes 4 Vista Reserved Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Sodas and 4 Bags of Chips for $54.  The 4 for $64 is also available, which includes a seating upgrade to Legends Silver.  Special is available online and at the box office, and can be sold as a group for the same price.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM, Radio Disney AM 990.

Wednesday, May 30  (7:10 p.m.)
Opponent: Washington Nationals
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA
TV: FS Florida
Radio: WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Giveaway: The first 15,000 fans will receive a Gaby Sanchez t-shirt courtesy of Leon Medical Centers

PRE AND POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST PLAZA: The Marlins will host a pregame party on the West Plaza from 5- 7 P.M. and again post-game with music and entertainment.

RADIO STATION APPEARANCES: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Radio Mambi 710AM.

GENERAL INFORMATION

MARLINS RADIO NETWORK: All 162 regular season games will be broadcast on 790 The Ticket and the Marlins Radio Network in English and on WAQI 710 AM in Spanish. The Marlins Radio Network consists of: WSWN 900 AM in Belle Glade, WELE 1380 AM in Daytona Beach, WEFL 760 AM in West Palm Beach, WFFG 1300 AM in Marathon, WKWF 1600 AM in Key West, WSTU 1450 AM in Stuart, WWCN 770 AM Fort Myers/Naples.

CELEBRATION CLUB: Marlins fans can display a personalized message on Marlins Vision for the home crowd to see for a donation to the Marlins Foundation. Personalized messages will be shown at the end of the 2nd inning of every Marlins home game.  Messages will run for the first 12 people who call the Marlins office to make a reservation or sign up at www.marlins.com/celebrationclub.  The cost is $75.00 per message, with all proceeds benefiting the Marlins Foundation.