Team celebrates originally-scheduled Opening Day with virtual activities
(Central Islip, N.Y., May 2, 2020) – The Long Island Ducks hosted Opening Day at Home festivities on Friday, May 1. The day gave fans the opportunity to enjoy contests, discounts, activities and a live game re-broadcast to celebrate what would have been the team’s first game of the 2020 baseball season.
The day was highlighted by giving fans the chance to watch a Ducks game from the comfort of their own home. The team re-broadcast its 2019 Opening Day game, which saw the Ducks defeat the York Revolution 12-3 at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pa. on April 26, 2019. Fans were able to tune in to the broadcast live on LIDucks.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Opening Day at Home also featured some outstanding savings for fans looking to purchase Ducks merchandise. Those visiting the Waddle In Shop’s online store were able to enjoy 20% off their merchandise order all day on May 1.
The Ducks encouraged fans to get in the spirit by wearing their favorite Ducks gear all day long. Those that posted pictures of themselves wearing Ducks merchandise on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag “#FlockPhoto” in the post were entered into a contest. Twitter user @TheKidfromBKLYN and Facebook user John Eng, a first responder, each won a family four-pack of tickets to the team’s rescheduled Opening Day game at Bethpage Ballpark and four 2019 Replica Championship Rings, courtesy of P.C. Richard & Son.
Though the team was not able to hand out its 2019 Atlantic League championship rings just yet, fans had the opportunity to receive a personalized ring wallpaper of their own. The Ducks offered fans the chance to get a brand new mobile device background featuring the championship ring with their last name and desired number on the side.
While the team was unable to take the field at Bethpage Ballpark on Opening Day, the Ducks wanted to extend a big Thank You to all fans who took part in #OpeningDayatHome on May 1 and enjoyed a fun-filled day centered around Long Island’s hometown team.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.