|Fans Spend a Free Day at the Durham Bulls
Around 1,000 Durham Bulls fans came out to the ballpark for the 2nd Annual Fan Fest on Saturday, March 1, 2003. The event ran from 9am to 2pm, and fans were served free lunch and got an opportunity to bat for $100,000. Although no one took home the big check, many left with great prizes and free IL championship posters.
This little fan shows off her free prizes.
Over 1,000 fans herded to the ballpark for Fan Fest 2003.
Kids enjoyed face painting, balloons and tumbling down the giant inflatable slide. Wool E. Bull joined in the fun, and older kids took a turn at the speed pitch.
Seventy Bulls fans auditioned to sing the national anthem, including a cellist who also knew the Mexican and Japanese National Anthems that the Bulls will need for their Team USA games.
“Overall it was a great day,” said Bulls General Manager Mike Birling. “The purpose of Fan Fest is to start generating excitement for the upcoming season and based on today’s showing I think people are ready for baseball.”