Mascots On Ice, Radiothon, Valentines, Snow

This past weekend was a busy one for the ValleyCats front office staff. Friday night was the 2nd annual “Mascots On Ice” during the RPI Hockey Game. Going into Friday night’s game, the Engineers hockey team was ranked 10th in the nation. After defeating Brown and then #1 Yale on Saturday, RPI now stands as the #8 ranked team in the nation. 
If you missed the Mascots On Ice performance, here’s the highlights from the night:

Special thanks to RPI Athletics Marketing and Promotions Director Sachi for helping us make this a memorable night. Sachi is pictured here with SouthPaw and Assistant GM Matt Callahan.
On Saturday, Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region held their annual Radiothon at Crossgates Mall, and we were honored to be a part of it. Over $130-thousand was raised on Saturday, with the help of all those who donated to the wonderful cause.
For a $20 donation, people could enter “Autograph Alley” and meet wrestling superstars Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Carlito, member of the Baltimore Orioles and Queensbury native Brendan Harris and also Diamondbacks pitcher Brian Sweeney.
150_5573.JPGHere’s an awesome picture of SouthPaw and Hacksaw!
150_5556.JPGSouthPaw made his rounds during the day, meeting some great people!
WWE wrestler Carlito:150_5565.JPGD-Backs pitcher Brian Sweeney:150_5563.JPGRadiothon Volunteers:150_5575.JPGFly92’s Brian Cody:150_5577.JPGThe man himself, Ronald McDonald was also signing autographs:150_5578.JPGA huge crowd gathered on the lower level for a performance by Secondhand Serenade:150_5588.JPG150_5585.JPGBack in October, our front office spent a morning at the Ronald McDonald House cooking breakfast for the families.  
If you would like to donate your time or money to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region, please visit their website at _____________________________________________________________________________
This week, in light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, the ValleyCats unveiled a special package for couples that includes a very unique baseball experience. The package i
ncludes tickets to six of the ‘Cats best games, the ability to come the ballpark early and watch batting practice, get a tour of the stadium and have their picture taken on the field, which will then be printed and framed. 
Here’s a complete outline of the package:

Sweetheart Package

Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day
flowers, chocolate or dinner for two? If you’re looking for a unique
gift to give to your significant other for Valentine’s Day, the Tri-City
ValleyCats are currently offering the “Sweetheart Package.” Treat that
special baseball fan in your life to six of the best ValleyCats games
this summer at “The Joe” and receive some great additional perks.


Sweetheart PackageThis limited time offer can
be purchased for just $125.00 by calling the ValleyCats front office at
or in-person at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Box Office located on the
campus of Hudson Valley Community College. Offer ends on Monday,
February 14th.

Sweetheart Package


Finally, if you live in the Upstate New York area, or in most parts of the nation, you already know how bad of a winter we have had thus far. Almost 46 inches of snow has fallen this winter and we’re expecting about 25 more in the next two days. That will put us above the average snowfall amount of 63.9. And we still have the entire month of February! 

Local radio shows are even creating parody songs to mock the awful weather…like “Eff this..Winter 2011”.

Here’s a couple shots from the stadium on Tuesday afternoon:



Now for some GREAT NEWS!….pitchers & catchers report to spring training in 13 days! Astros will meet at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. We’ll also be there at the end of March to catch up with some former ‘Cats including the members of the 2010 championship team. 

Here’s two warm spring training pictures to end with for something to look forward to:



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