Promo Of The Month Nominee: Mud Hens Build Playhouses For A Good Cause

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 . . . 

Not all minor league promotions are built to be outrageous. In fact, most teams dedicate several events to benefit their local community. The Toledo Mud Hens’ Project Playhouse Event at Fifth Third Field falls into that category.

Toledo Mud Hens host Project Playhouse.

Toledo welcomed 30 area businesses to the ballpark on an off day to build playhouses for local children in need. Row upon row of sawhorses filled the concourse, which echoed with the sounds of hammering and drilling, as the volunteers worked to build playhouses with a specific Lucas County child in mind. The team partnered with the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity for the event that garnered a wealth of local news coverage.

As the video below shows, the local community rallied for a good cause. Many of the participants are sponsors of the Mud Hens who got to see the ballpark in a new light.



Education Days Pack Minor League Baseball Ballparks on Wednesday

Education Days ruled the day at minor league ballparks on Wednesday. The Toledo Mud Hens topped all teams in attendance by recording their third sellout of the season on “School Celebration Day,” which featured $5 tickets for students and teachers, and optional $4 bag lunches. The Bowie Baysox packed them in as well, drawing 7,825 fans and finishing second on “College Fair Day” for middle school and high school students.

In total, eight of the top 10 teams yesterday opened their gates in the morning to welcome schoolchildren for some form of an education day promotion—the Hartford Yard Goats, for example, featured an anti-bullying day for school children. Education Days make for a long day at the ballpark for players and staff, but seem to be a consistent draw for teams and are a staple of spring schedules.

Below is a list of the top 20 attendance figures in the minor leagues.

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