The Durham Bulls are now just shy of a week away from opening day in their new, improved and expanded stadium. National attention recently trained on the DBAP, but not because of the re-do. The unveiling of the jerseys for Star Wars Night, an upcoming promotion, have garnered the national spotlight.
Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel wrote about all the hoop-la surrounding the R2D2 jerseys on his blog, Note to Self:
May the 4th be with you!
I can’t believe the attention our May 4th promotion has received…ESPN, SI, trade press all over the country and local media. Joe Ovies at 99.9 The Fan is really into it.
Our players will wear this custom Star Wars jersey during the game, and those 40 tops will be auctioned off for the Autism Society of NC. I’ve got a feeling this will be our best-ever jersey auction!
I’m posting to impress upon the R2D2 cult that the only way to own one of these coveted keepsakes is to win it at auction. (I can’t pull any strings for you…as I’ve been telling people for the past 24 hours.) Lucasfilm, to its credit, is really strict about this. We are only licensed to use Star Wars art for the fundraiser.
If you are into Star Wars you will want to be in the ballpark on May 4th. Ticket info.
Find out more about the jerseys and the upcoming season on the Durham Bulls’ new blog, “Hit Bull Win Blog.” We’ll see you at the ballpark on April 3rd!