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Bobbleheads and Bobblefists Highlight 2012-13 Promotional Calendar
Published: September 19th 2012 @ 12:11 PM



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 games. 


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. 


All 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.