“The Fun Begins Here!”
(Central Islip, N.Y., Mar. 20, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks today announced the club’s promotional schedule for the 2012 season. The team also unveiled their marketing slogan for the 2012 campaign, “The Fun Begins Here,” which will adorn promotional items and marketing materials throughout the season.

“We have incredible promotions lined up all season long,” says Ducks President/General Manager Michael Pfaff. “As we enter our 13th season, Ducks baseball continues to be the starting point for fun and affordable family entertainment on Long Island.”

All the excitement begins on Opening Night, Friday, May 4, when Long Island (and America’s) #1 family-owned and operated appliance and electronics company, P.C. Richard & Son, will present “Whistle Guy Bobblehead Night.” Bobbles of the P.C. Richard and Son mascot will be handed out to the first 2,000 fans, courtesy of the electronics & appliance giant and long-time Ducks sponsor, prior to the Ducks game against the Camden Riversharks at 7:05 p.m.

The promotional schedule is also highlighted by a record-high 14 Grucci Fireworks Extravaganzas sprinkled throughout the year, four more than in 2011. Along with the always-popular giveaways like t-shirts, hats and baseballs, fans will also be treated to items such as cow bells, posters, foam fingers, water bottles, and megaphones, as well as several other giveaways for fans of all ages. The Ducks will also host an array of theme nights, including the Eighth Annual Italian Heritage Night, the Sixth Annual Irish Heritage Night, Health Night, Military Appreciation Night, Stranger Safety Awareness Day, and the Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The complete 2012 promotional schedule can be viewed below.

Tickets for all of these dates are on sale NOW! Fans can purchase their individual game tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office Monday throughy Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Ducks ticket office at (631)
 940-TIXX during those same hours or by CLICKING HERE.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. Opening Day is May 4. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit 


May 4               “Whistle Guy” Bobbleheads by P.C. Richard & Son (first 2,000 fans)
May 5               Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by NYCB
May 6               Autograph Books by Newsday (first 1,500 fans)
May 8               Magnet Schedules by QuackerJack Foundation (first 3,500 fans)
May 18             “Don’t Zone Out Night” with Ducks Static Cling Decals by CSEA (first 2,500 fans)
May 19             Cow Bells byLeslie Munzer Neurological Institute (first 1,500 fans)         
May 23             Fun Begins Here T-Shirts by Brown’s Jeep Chrysler Dodge FIAT (first 1,500 fans)
May 24             Duck Head Logo Baseball Caps by Leviton (first 1,500 fans)
May 26             Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Nicolock
Jun 1                Ducks Jersey T-Shirts by CYA Action Fun Wear (first 1,500 fans)
Jun 2 (Night)     Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by NYIT
Jun 3                Ducks Logo Baseballs & Stranger Safety Awareness Day by
The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation & St. Joseph’s College (first 1,500 fans)
Jun 14              Health Night presented by North Shore LIJ/Southside Hospital
Jun 15              Property of LI Ducks T-Shirts by Petro (first 1,500 fans)
Jun 16              Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Riverhead Bay Motors
Jun 17              Father’s Day Giveaway by Plesser’s
Jun 28              Quackers by Newsday (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 1                 8th Annual Italian Heritage Night with Megaphones by Order of Sons of Italy (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 2                 Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park
Jul 3                 Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Atlantic Hyundai
Jul 4                 Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Atlantic Honda
Jul 16               Foam Fingers by People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 17               QuackerJack Bobbleheads by Briarcliffe College (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 18               Black with Orange Baseball Caps by Ridgewood Savings Bank (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 19               Ducks Sport Water Bottles by The Salvation Army (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 20               Ducks Traditional Logo Baseball Caps by Westbury Toyota (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 21               Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Bethpage
Jul 22               Yellow and Navy Baseballs by Yellow Dog Lawn Care (first 1,500 fans)
Jul 24               4th Annual Fire Safety Awareness Night by Underwriters Laboratories
Jul 25               Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Flushing Bank       
Aug 4               Military Appreciation Night & Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Northrop Grumman
Aug 5               Rich Hoffman Bobbleheads by News 12 (first 1,500 fans)
Aug 7               2012 Commemorative Posters by Newsday (first 1,500 fans)
Aug 8               Ducks Traditional Logo T-Shirts by Accu Data Payroll (first 1,500 fans)
Aug 10              Foam Fingers by St. Catherine of Siena (first 1,500 fans)
Aug 16              Buddy Harrelson Bobbleheads by Dantona Industries (first 1,500 fans)
Aug 17              6th Annual Irish Heritage Night with Sports Bottles by The Nutty Irishman (first 1,500 fans)
Aug 18              Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
Aug 28              Back to School Lunch Boxes by SCOPE Education Services (first 1,500 kids 12 & under)
Sep 3               Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza
Sep 4               Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza & Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by North Shore
LIJ Imaging at Great South Bay
Sep 15 (Night)   Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Uncle Giuseppe’s  
Sep 16              Fan Appreciation Day presented by Long Island Pepsi