Promo Of The Month Nominee: Jumbo Shrimp Take Father’s Day To Another Level

Minor League Baseball Golden Bobblehead

The Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar released the five finalists for its top promotion for the month of June. The winner, to be announced next week, will receive an automatic berth into the coveted Golden Bobblehead competition at the Promo Seminar this September in Des Moines, Iowa. This month’s finalists include . . . 

Why limit Father’s Day to just one day? The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp made an entire weekend out of it—in true minor league fashion.

The Jumbo Shrimp kicked off Father’s Day weekend with Awkward Family Photo Night, offering families to get a head start on their Christmas cards by setting up a photo booth on the concourse for families to take their worst shot. The results were . . . interesting.

Awkward Family Photo Night in Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

On Saturday night, the Jumbo Shrimp paid tribute to original Lynard Skynard rocker (and Jacksonville native) Ronnie Van Zant, who died in a plane crash in 1977. The team distributed bobbleheads in his likeness and had his only daughter, Melody, throw out the first pitch.

Melody Van Zant throws out the first pitch for Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Lastly, the Jumbo Shrimp wrapped up the weekend with a promotion creatively called “Everyone Gets Lucky On Father’s Day.” The team passed out 4,000 fortune cookies to fans, who simultaneously ate them in the bottom of the fifth inning, breaking the old world record of 3,600 people eating fortune cookies at once. Baseball will never be the same.

A couple takes part in a fortune cookie promotion with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

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