The Peoria Rivermen are proud to announce their
promotional calendar for the 2012-13 season is again packed with great
giveaways and fantastic promotions from start to finish. Bobbleheads will be back at Carver Arena this
season along with the debut of “Bobblefists.”
Free food night, which has drawn more than 28,000 fans over the past
three seasons, will also be back on March 30, 2013.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, just three days before the
2012 Presidential Election, the Rivermen will hold a Presidential Bobblehead
Faceoff. The Rivermen will have 1,000 bobbleheads of both President
Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney that will be given away at different
gates. Fans can “cast their vote” by
picking which gate they enter and which bobblehead they receive and the first
candidate to run out will be declared the winner!
Aside from the presidential bobbleheads, Ryan
Reaves bobblefists will be given away to the first 2,000 fans in attendance on
Jan. 26, 2013. It’s a twist on the
typical bobblehead where the head stays still while his fists move back-and-forth.
The promotional schedule kicks off with the annual
magnet schedule giveaway, presented by Heritage Bank, to the first 5,000 fans
when the Rivermen welcome the Rockford IceHogs to open the season at Carver
Arena on Oct. 19.
Other giveaways include kids jerseys to the first
1,000 kids 12 and younger on Feb. 16, courtesy of PNC Bank. The youngsters win again when kids hockey
sticks are given away on March 23, 2013, thanks to Hy-Vee. There are giveaways for fans of all ages as
well with a team calendar giveaway (Oct. 27), OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Hat Night (Nov. 10), a CEFCU Zamboni bank giveaway (Jan. 19), and the Peoria
Air National Guard team poster giveaway (Feb. 23).
Three specialty jersey auctions are scheduled for
this season. The first will be when the
team will wear a jersey designed by the winner of our summer-long contest on
Dec. 15. Then during our special St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17, the
team will wear Irish themed jerseys to celebrate. Finally on April 6, the team will wear the
sweaters of their parent club – the St. Louis Blues. All specialty jerseys will be auctioned off
to the public following the game with the proceeds going to benefit the
Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Alexander’s Steakhouse/Coca-Cola/Fun on the Run
Family Sundays return for another season featuring $1 tickets in the upper bowl
for children 12 and under. Also hot
dogs, chips, and coke will be available for $1 each throughout all Sunday
After each Sunday game this year (except March 17
and April 21) fans can come down onto the ice and skate (please bring your own
skates) and they will be joined by the entire Rivermen team Rivermen team
following their games on Oct. 28, Dec. 2, 2013, Jan. 20, 2013 and March 24.
dates and quantities of the giveaways are subject to change. For more
information, visit the Rivermen promotional schedule on
rivermen.net or call the team offices at (309) 676-1040.
Season ticket packages are still on sale through the
Rivermen office. Call (309) 676-1040 for
more information or to reserve your seat for the upcoming season. To learn more about the benefits of becoming
a Rivermen season ticket holder CLICK HERE.