Regular season play for the public schools is in its final week with conference tournaments next week. For the private schools, the playoffs begin this week. Our Tuesday, Feb. 12, night broadcasts for Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports on NFHS Network are:
More broadcasts are planned for later this week, including Concord at A.L. Brown Friday.
Kannapolis I’s prep for the 2019 season
KANNAPOLIS, NC – To celebrate the historic final season at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health, the Kannapolis Intimidators plan to thank their fans with its most robust, action-packed promotions schedule in years chocked full of fireworks shows, premium giveaways, theme nights and plenty of on and off-the-field entertainment. The Intimidators open the season at home on Thursday, April 4 with a 7:00 p.m. game vs. the Rome Braves featuring a post-game fireworks display, the first of 16 slated for 2019.
In addition to spectacular fireworks shows, the 70-game home schedule showcases 11 premium giveaways commemorating the 25-year history of professional baseball in Kannapolis, including a six-game return of the Piedmont Boll Weevils. Single-game tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale to the general public in person at the F&M Box Office, www.intimidatorsbaseball.com or by phone (704) 932-3267 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Presidents Day, Monday.
Opening Weekend kicks off with a 2019 Magnet Schedule giveaway presented by Carolinas Pizza Hut, Thirsty Thursday & Post-Game Fireworks on April 4th. The celebration of baseball continues with the first “Salute to the Boll Weevils” Night on April 5th, Bark in the Park & Post-Game Fireworks on April 6th and Post-Game Kids Run the Bases on Sunday, April 7th.
The team pays tribute to its Kannapolis timeline with Intimidators, Boll Weevils and even Piedmont Phillies promotions throughout the season. The Intimidators will wear throwback uniforms and take the field as the Piedmont Boll Weevils six times during the season 2019 Season, the name the Kannapolis team was known as from 1996 to 2000. The “Salute to the Boll Weevils” series includes three different Boll Weevils-themed giveaways, a Baseball Card Strip giveaway on May 3rd, a Tin Lunch Box giveaway presented by Sunbelt Rentals on May 31st and a Boll Weevils Baseball giveaway on June 16th.
The 2019 campaign also features a four-game Faith & Family Night series presented by Christian Tours, and the team honors baseball’s strong connection to the Latino community by playing as the Los Rápidos de Kannapolis for three different games. Other notable theme games include Star Wars Night featuring never before seen ‘Darth Maul’ Jerseys on May 4th and Wizards & Wands Night presented by Charlotte Eye Ears Nose & Throat Associates on July 13th, and an appearance by classic kids’ favorite, Thomas the Tank Engine, on August 4th.
Weekly, fan-favorite promotions such as Tuesday Night Bingo, Thirsty Thursday, Saturday Night Fireworks & Sunday Post-Game Kids Run the Bases return in 2019. In addition, the team debuts Wieners and Wags Wednesdays that, along with three other Bark in the Park games, provides seven opportunities for fans to bring their dogs to the ballpark.
2019 Promotional Schedule
Thursday, April 4th: Opening Night Celebration | Magnet Schedule presented by Carolinas Pizza Hut Giveaway | Post-Game Fireworks | Thirsty Thursday
Friday, April 5th: Salute to the Boll Weevils Game #1
Saturday, April 6th: Bark in the Park | Post-Game Fireworks
Sunday, April 7th: Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
Tuesday, April 9th: Baseball Bingo
Wednesday, April 10th: Education Day presented by Atrium Health
Thursday, April 18th: Piedmont Phillies Baseball giveaway to first 1,000 fans | Thirsty Thursday
Friday, April 19th: Faith & Family Night presented by Christian Tours | Post-Game Fireworks | Good Deed Day
Saturday, April 20th: Post-Game Fireworks
Tuesday, April 30th: Baseball Bingo
Wednesday, May 1st: Education Day presented by Atrium Health
Thursday, May 2nd: Thirsty Thursday
Friday, May 3rd: Baseball Card Strip giveaway to first 1,000 fans | Salute to the Boll Weevils Game #2
Saturday, May 4th: Star Wars Night with Specialty Jersey | Post-Game Fireworks | Girl Scout Night
Sunday, May 5th: Cinco De Mayo | Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
Tuesday, May 14th: Baseball Bingo