||Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Highlights Upcoming Homestand
Annual Independence Day Extravaganza is One of Three Fireworks Shows
The Durham Bulls returned home to the DBAP on Saturday, June 29, 2013, to begin a stretch of six home games in seven days, featuring visits from the Columbus Clippers and Norfolk Tides. The Bulls’ annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, two other fireworks shows and Swing for the Cure Night highlight the event calendar.
The Bulls kicked off the homestand with the first of four games against the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, on Saturday, June 29 at 7:05pm. Sport Durst Automotive Group presented the annual Swing for the Cure Night, where the Bulls wore special pink jerseys made available in an in-game auction to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fans could also support the cause by purchasing a special $12 package that included a game ticket, pink hat, pink bracelet and a $2 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Immediately following the game, which the Bulls won 3-1, was the first Saturday night fireworks show of the season.
On Saturday, young Bulls fans were treated to a visit from Foofa of Nick Jr.’s wildly popular children’s show “Yo Gabba Gabba!” thanks to the Goddard School.
The Bulls-Clippers rematch on Sunday night, June 30, had to be postponed due to inclement weather. The delay meant a doubleheader for Monday, which started at 5:30pm.The Bulls lost the first game 2-1, but bounced back for the second part of the doubleheader against Cleveland’s top affiliate 5-0.
Tuesday’s 7:05pm game is another AAA Membership Card Night. At every Tuesday home game in 2013, fans who show their AAA Membership Card can buy one Terrace Reserved ticket and get one, courtesy of AAA Carolinas. The Bulls then travel to Fort Mill, SC for a one-game road trip against the Charlotte Knights.
On Thursday, July 4, the Bulls welcome the division rival Norfolk Tides for a two game series. Immediately following the 6:05pm game on the 4th of July presented by PNC, the Bulls will host the City of Durham’s official Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, the most dazzling pyrotechnics spectacular in the region.
The Bulls close out Independence Week with a 7:05pm game, presented by Carolina Packers, against the Baltimore Orioles’ top affiliate on Friday, July 5. Another huge patriotic fireworks display will follow that game, with the Carolina Packers annual Hot Dog Eating Contest preceding fireworks.
Tickets are going fast. Tickets for all home games are available at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office.
Thanks to DBBC’s Scott Carter for this capcom story & graphic.