Marlins Face Off Against The Dodgers, Phillies At Marlins Park

The Miami Marlins are ready to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (August 10-12) and the Philadelphia Phillies (August 13-15) at Marlins Park. The six-game homestand will feature two fan giveaways (The first 5,000 kids will receive a Marlins Kids Back to School Binder presented by Office Depot on August 12, first 15,000 fans will receive a Giancarlo Stanton All-Star Poster presented by Franklin Dodd Communications on August 15), a Friday Night Live concert featuring Fito Blanko and Fuego presented by Badia Spices, Saturday Spectacular featuring a post-game fireworks show and post-game party with live music from Kevin Lyttle.   The homestand will also feature special promotions including the new Sir Pizza 4-Pack on August 10, the Marlins All You Can Eat Special for just $24 on August 13, the Marlins 4-for-$54 offer on August 14 and Chevron Ticket Wednesday on August 15.

Starting Friday, August 10, the Marlins will face off against the Dodgers with the first pitch set for 7:10 P.M. Fans can pick up the new Marlins Pizza 4-Pack, including four tickets, 4 Sir Pizzas and 4 Pepsi soft drinks for $79. The offer is available at the Marlins Park box office.  Fans are also 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 Friday Night Live concert featuring Fito Blanko and Fuego presented by Badia Spices. The three-game series continues on Saturday, August 11 at 7:10 P.M. with a post-game fireworks show and post-game party with live music from Kevin Lyttle. This Saturday will feature pre-game entertainment on the West Plaza from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. and an autograph session with a Marlins player on the Promenade Level from 6:00 to 6:20 P.M. On Family Sunday, August 12 fans can celebrate Jewish Heritage Day and Billy The Marlin’s Birthday.  Plus, the first 5,000 will receive a Marlins Kids Back to School Binder presented by Office Depot.  Pre-game fun will feature entertainment with Radio Disney AM 990 and a special appearance from Olivia Holt, star of the Disney show Kickin It. Pregame entertainment will also include DJ Petey and the Energy Team. As part of Snapshot Sunday on the Promenade Level, fans can take photos with Olivia Holt from 11:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. and a Marlins player on the from 12 P.M. to 12:20 P.M. Post-game entertainment will include Diamond Dash where all kids can run the bases after the game.

Beginning on Monday, August 13, the Marlins will take on the Phillies. First pitch is set for 7:10 P.M. at Marlins Park. Military personnel with I.D. 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 $24; includes a Vista Level ticket and all you can eat hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, sodas and water. All You Can Eat seats in the Legends Level are also available for $34 each.

The series continues on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:10 P.M. Fans can purchase the 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 on every Tuesday home game, online and at the box office, and can be sold as a group for the same price. Food, soda and chips vouchers are redeemable at all concession stands. The series finale is on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:40 P.M. where the first 15,000 fans will receive a Giancarlo Stanton All-Star Poster presented by Franklin Dodd Communications. Also, pre-game and post-game festivities will be available on the West Plaza.

Tickets to the upcoming Marlins homestand are available 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:

Friday, August 10  (7:10 p.m.)  Friday Night Live

Opponent:                    Los Angeles Dodgers

Probable Pitchers:        LHP Mark Buehrle vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (subject to change)

TV:                              FS Florida

Radio:                          WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Giveaway:                   All fans will receive a Marlins Playbill

NEW PIZZA 4-PACK OFFER: Every remaining Friday home game, fans can pick up the new Marlins Pizza 4-Pack, including four tickets, 4 Sir Pizzas and 4 Pepsi soft drinks for $79. The offer is available at the Marlins Park box office.

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 Petey and the Energy Team.

THE BUCK-A-ROOS: Best Buddies will be bringing 20-25 special needs children as part of the Buck-A-Roos program. John Buck has donated tickets, a buckaroo shirt, food vouchers, and will also have a private meet and greet with the kids. John Buck will take part in a private meet and greet with the kids in the Media Press Conference Room.

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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

PEPSI “PLAY BALL” REGISTER TO WIN PROMOTION: Beginning July 30th, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to visit participating Publix locations to sign up for the Pepsi “Play Ball Kid” Register to Win Promotion. Ten (10) lucky 5-14 year olds will be selected to receive four (4) tickets to a Marlins game and the opportunity to announce “Play Ball” on the field prior to select games.  Deadline to enter is August 27th.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT FEATURING FITO BLANKO AND FUEGO PRESENTED BY BADIA SPICES: At a young age, Fito Blanko immigrated to Canada from Panama and by the age of 14, he started writing lyrics in English and Spanish. In 2003, Fito collaborated with the Dominican band Los Morenos. Fito also released two songs in the summer of 2003, and both songs charted in the Top 25 of the Reggae/Hip-Hop Charts. Fito released his debut album Higher Level in 2004 produced by Sensei. Higher Level produced two singles, "Me Voy a Marchar" and "By My Side". In 2006 and 2007, Fito collaborated with artists Rochester aka Juice, Bishop Brigante and D'Hitman. Most notably, he is featured on Darryl Riley's new single "Tear It Up" which also features Beenie Man. In 2007, Fito Blanko as well released the singles "Change The Game" featuring Tef and "Boom Boom". In 2009 Fito Blanko released "Mambo" featuring Drake (entertainer). In 2010 Fito Blanko released three singles "Dip Low", "Whine On You" Featuring Omari Ferrari, and "Tu Amiga Esta Mejor" featuring Mr.Saik produced by Sensei Musica. His 2011 independent release VIP features Fuego.

Miguel Angel Duran better known by his stage name Fuego "La Musica Del Futuro" is a Dominican-American merengue singer-songwriter, composer & CEO of his label Estrella de Barrio (EDB Records).In 2005 with the help of Chencho from Reggaeton duo Plan B, he was featured in a compilation album (El Draft 2005) with his song "Me Gustan Todas", After he was part of "El Draft Del Reggaeton" he was signed to "Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment, Inc", in 2007 "Hustlin Time" featuring Rick Ross was released to promote Chosen Few III: The Movie. In 2008 Fuego scored his first big hit "Mi Alma Se Muere" which was the lead single to Chosen Few III: The Movie "Mi Alma Se Muere" Remix featuring Pitbull & Omega "El Fuerte" was released later that year, The remix peaked at No. 22 for over 24 weeks on the Top 100 Billboards Tropical.

 In 2009 he released "Super Estrella" featuring Omega "El Fuerte" which was the first single to his debut album "La Musica del Futuro". In December 2009, his second single was released "Que Buena Tu Ta" featuring Deevani which peaked at No. 2 on the Top 100 Billboards Tropical for 12 weeks. In 2010 two remixes to "Que Buena Tu Ta" were released one featuring Serani and a Dominican version featuring Mozart La Para, BlackPoint, Sensato, Los Pepes, Monkey Black and Villanosam.

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

Saturday, August 11 (7:10 p.m.)    Saturday Spectacular

Opponent:                    Los Angeles Dodgers

Probable Pitchers:        RHP Ricky Nolasco vs. RHP Joe Blanton (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 P.M. to 7 P.M featuring live music and hosted by DJ Petey.

UMPS CARE: The Marlins partner with Major League Baseball umpires to offer memorable baseball game experiences for children awaiting adoption and for at-risk youth in mentoring programs. Children receive a VIP experience including great seats to see the Marlins at Marlins Park, a goody bag of 'all things baseball', and the unique opportunity to step onto the field for a souvenir baseball and photo. UMPS CARE Charities, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Major League Baseball umpires, created the BLUE Crew Tickets program to share the gift of baseball with children and strengthen relationships between children and the adults who aim to make a difference in their lives. More than 4,000 guests have participated in BLUE Crew Tickets since 2006. Learn more at www.UmpsCare.com.

POST-GAME ENTERTAINMENT: Fans are invited to stay in their seats for a post-game fireworks show and head to the West Plaza for post-game party with live music from Kevin Lyttle.

STATE FARM “GO TO BAT AWARD” SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI: Prior to the Saturday, August 11th, Marlins vs. Dodgers game, the Marlins and State Farm will recognize Shake-a-Leg Miami for their commitment and support to the local community. State Farm will present Shake-a-Leg Miami with their award in a special, pre-game, on-field ceremony. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

SALUTE TO SUPER HEROES:

Pre-game, West Plaza:

We will have 15-25 specialty vehicles on display from Miami-Dade Police Department, City of Miami Fire Department, and other city departments from across Miami-Dade County. Vehicles will includes fire trucks, bomb squad truck, DARE Mustang, static display helicopter, etc.

Also, 4-6 county and city departments will have a booth / table on the West Plaza that day to distribute info regarding their community programs (SART – Sexual Assault Response Team, Child Finger Printing program, etc).

Pre-game, on-field ceremony:

Multi-jurisdictional honor guard, including delegates from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Also scheduled is the Honor Flag with its intro video. This is TBA as Bray has a Disabled Veterans group scheduled for the honor guard that day.  We’re working to see if both honor guards are willing to combine their efforts.

Pre-game, on-field ceremony:

We will be honoring 4-6 local “Super Heroes”, first responders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in South Florida. Honorees will be from a variety of municipalities (Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, and/or local city departments within Miami-Dade County).

PEPSI “PLAY BALL” REGISTER TO WIN PROMOTION: Beginning July 30th, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to visit participating Publix locations to sign up for the Pepsi “Play Ball Kid” Register to Win Promotion. Ten (10) lucky 5-14 year olds will be selected to receive four (4) tickets to a Marlins game and the opportunity to announce “Play Ball” on the field prior to select games.  Deadline to enter is August 27th.

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

Sunday, August 12  (1:10 p.m.)    Family Sunday

Opponent:                    Los Angeles Dodgers

Probable Pitchers:        LHP Wade LeBlanc vs. LHP Chris Capuano (subject to change)

TV:                              FS Florida

Radio:                          WAXY 790, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Giveaway:                   The first 5,000 kids will receive a Marlins Kids Back to School Binder presented by Office Depot

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. 

OLIVIA HOLT: Special guest Olivia Holt, from the Disney show Kickin It, will also be taking pictures with fans from 11:30 A.M. to 12 P.M at Snapshot Sunday, and interacting at the Radio Disney Family Fun Zone on the Promenade Level at Section 34. 

Olivia Holt stars as Kim, a confident martial artist and the only girl in the dojo who can go toe-to-toe with the boys, in the Disney XD comedy series "Kickin' It."

Born August, 5, 1997, in Germantown, Tennessee, and raised in Nesbit, Mississippi, Holt began singing and acting on stage at age three. She starred in numerous community productions including "Annie" and "Through the Looking Glass" before landing a role in the indie film "Black & Blue." She also appeared in multiple national TV commercials including Hasbro, Mattel and Bratz dolls.

MARLINS WIVES BACK 2 SCHOOL DRIVE: The Marlins wives will be holding their Annual Back to School Drive to help prepare south Florida’s less fortunate children with the necessary supplies to head back to school. 

Supplies, such as paper, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, calculators, and even clothing will be collected at the entrance gates and donated to underserved youth in the south Florida community.

Each donor will receive two tickets to a 2012 home game.  

PREGAME ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Petey will host a pregame party on the West Plaza, and Radio Disney AM 990 will be at Sec. 34 on the Promenade Level from 11 AM to 1 PM with music, games, prizes and more.  

JEWISH HERITAGE DAY: Don't miss Jewish Heritage Day 2012 at Marlins Park on Sunday, August 12th! Tickets start at just $13, and include a full day of fun for the entire family.

Jewish Heritage Day activities:
* The Israeli National Anthem and God Bless America will be performed by Sam Glaser pregame on the field.
* Limited edition Marlins Yarmulkes are available for purchase at the New Era Team Store on the West Plaza.
* Enjoy delicious Kosher food at the Kosher Korner, located above Section 2 on the Promenade Level.

OFFICE DEPOT BACK TO SCHOOL DAY: Sunday, August 12th is Office Depot “Back to School Day”. The first 5,000 kids entering the ballpark will receive a Marlins Binder, courtesy of Office Depot. Prior to the game, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to stop by the Office Depot Foundation Kiosk located on the West Plaza to meet Billy the Marlin, the Marlins Sea Race Characters presented by Office Depot, and take pictures with the Office Depot Tony Stewart Show Car. In addition, Office Depot will be participating in two (2) pre-game, on-field presentations with the Marlins Community Foundation and Amigos for Kids in which they will be donating backpacks to each organization. These backpacks will be distributed to underprivileged children in South Florida in preparation for the new school year.

PEPSI “PLAY BALL” REGISTER TO WIN PROMOTION: Beginning July 30th, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to visit participating Publix locations to sign up for the Pepsi “Play Ball Kid” Register to Win Promotion. Ten (10) lucky 5-14 year olds will be selected to receive four (4) tickets to a Marlins game and the opportunity to announce “Play Ball” on the field prior to select games.  Deadline to enter is August 27th.

Diamond Dash:  After every Marlins Family Sunday, kids 12 and under get to run the bases on the field in the Marlins Diamond Dash. We 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, August 13  (7:10 p.m.) Outback Steakhouse Military Monday

Opponent:                    Philadelphia Phillies

Probable Pitchers:        RHP Nathan Eovaldi vs. LHP Cole Hamels (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. with DJ Petey. Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

PEPSI “PLAY BALL” REGISTER TO WIN PROMOTION: Beginning July 30th, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to visit participating Publix locations to sign up for the Pepsi “Play Ball Kid” Register to Win Promotion. Ten (10) lucky 5-14 year olds will be selected to receive four (4) tickets to a Marlins game and the opportunity to announce “Play Ball” on the field prior to select games.  Deadline to enter is August 27th.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE COUPON/FLYER DISTRIBUTION: As part of Outback Steakhouse Military Mondays, the Outback Steakhouse team will be on-site on Monday, August 13th distributing coupons and flyers to be used at your local Outback Steakhouse. 

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, 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.  Postseason games are not available through this offer. Eligible Games: Aug. 13 vs. PHI, Sept. 3 vs. MIL, Sept. 17 vs. ATL and Oct. 1 vs. NYM.

OUTBACK LETTERS TO THE TROOPS: As a part of Outback Steakhouse Military Mondays, fans are encouraged to participate in the Letters to the Troops campaign.  The Marlins, in conjunction with Outback Steakhouse and Savannah’s Soldiers, encourage fans to take a moment to stop by the Letters to the Troops tables located at Section 16 on the Promenade and write a note to a member of the military. The opportunity will be available from gates open through the 5th Inning.  All letters will then be distributed to soldiers currently serving overseas. 

MARLINS ALL YOU CAN EAT SPECIAL: Fans can purchase the All You Can Eat Special for just $24 per person, which includes a Vista Level ticket and All You Can Eat 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.  All You Can Eat seats are also available in the Legends Level for $34 each.

SOLDIER OF THE GAME: As part of Military Mondays the Miami Marlins will honor a current armed forces member prior to the game. They will have a private meet and greet with Marlins players.

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

Tuesday, August 14  (7:10 p.m.)

Opponent:                    Philadelphia Phillies

Probable Pitchers:        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. with DJ Petey. Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

PEPSI “PLAY BALL” REGISTER TO WIN PROMOTION: Beginning July 30th, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to visit participating Publix locations to sign up for the Pepsi “Play Ball Kid” Register to Win Promotion. Ten (10) lucky 5-14 year olds will be selected to receive four (4) tickets to a Marlins game and the opportunity to announce “Play Ball” on the field prior to select games.  Deadline to enter is August 27th.

4 FOR $54 SPECIAL: Fans can purchase the 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 on every Tuesday home game, online and at the box office, and can be sold as a group for the same price. Food, soda and chips vouchers are redeemable at all concession stands.

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

Wednesday, August 15  (12:40 p.m.)

Opponent:                    Philadelphia Phillies

Probable Pitchers:        TBA

TV:                              FS Florida

Radio:                          WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Giveaway:                   The first 15,000 fans will receive a Giancarlo Stanton All-Star Poster presented by Franklin Dodd Communications

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. with DJ Petey. Fans are invited back out to the West Plaza post-game for music and entertainment.

UNITED HEALTHCARE “ACTIVE SENIOR DAY”: Wednesday, August 15th is United Healthcare “Active Senior Day”. Senior Citizens will have the opportunity to purchase game day tickets at a discounted rate, courtesy of United Healthcare. United Healthcare will also be on-site providing fans with information and collateral for their various programs including Dedication Latin.

PEPSI “PLAY BALL” REGISTER TO WIN PROMOTION: Beginning July 30th, Marlins fans will have the opportunity to visit participating Publix locations to sign up for the Pepsi “Play Ball Kid” Register to Win Promotion. Ten (10) lucky 5-14 year olds will be selected to receive four (4) tickets to a Marlins game and the opportunity to announce “Play Ball” on the field prior to select games.  Deadline to enter is August 27th.

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. 

CHEVRON TICKET WEDNESDAYS: Receive 50% off select Marlins tickets when you fill up 8 gallons or more of gas at participating Chevron stations.  Just go inside at participating stations and claim you discount voucher, or save your gasoline receipt and bring it to the Marlins box office.  Tickets subject to availability, cannot be combined with other offers.

MASTERCARD STAND UP TO CANCER (SU2C): From July 13to August 31, all concession stands that accept credit cards will encourage fans to use their MasterCard to make a purchase and in turn MasterCard will make a donation to the su2c foundation.