The Sugar Land Skeeters will begin another season in the Atlantic League in late April, but there's no need to wait until then to meet the manager and buy single game tickets and new merchandise.
The 2013 Skeeters Fanfest will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Constellation Field, just outside of the main entrance of the ballpark.
The first 500 fans in attendance at the event will receive a free 2013 Skeeters FanFest t-shirt and will have the opportunity to take part in a meet-and-greet from 11-11:30 a.m. with Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti.
Fans will also be able to meet Skeeters players Michael Nix, Josh Pressley, Gary Majewski and new pitching coach Jeff Scott.
Gaetti, a former Major League Baseball All-Star, will be seated in a dunk tank and fans will have the chance to dunk him and some Skeeters players and coaches for $1 per throw.
Young fans can also enjoy sand art and spin art activities, in addition to meeting Skeeters mascots Swatson, Moe and other mascot friends. They will also be able to interact with the players on inflatables, obstacle courses and even a custom pizza-making station, sponsored by Papa Murphy's.
Fanfest will also feature food samplings and live music from In Memory Of, which won the 2012 Battle of the Bands at Constellation Field.
Single game tickets for the 2013 season will officially be available for sale as of April 6 at the Constellation Field box office and online at www.sugarlandskeeters.com. Season ticket holders and eight-game plan holders will also be able to pick up their ticket packages during the event.
Opening Weekend at Constellation Field will take place between April 18 and 21.
The Skeeters, along with Christ United Methodist Church of Sugar Land, will host a community food drive that benefits East Fort Bend Human Needs. The food drive will launch at FanFest and will conclude on Saturday, April 20 when the Skeeters host the first Faith Night of the 2013 season.
Canned foods may be donated at the Constellation Field box office or the East Fort Bend Human Needs table during FanFest. Anyone who donates five or more canned food items will earn a voucher for $2 off any Skeeters home games between Monday and Thursday during the 2013 season.
The Skeeters will begin the 2013 season against the 2012 Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks.