Muddy seeks small fans with big heartsWritten by Aya Khalil | | email@example.com
The Muddy’s Buddies Program will once again offer perks for younger baseball fans beginning June 15.
But only join if you are willing to take the Muddy’s Buddies Pledge, which Muddy takes seriously.
“As an official member of the Muddy’s Buddies Kids Club, I pledge to uphold the highest standards of honesty, fairness and good dancing as demonstrated by Muddy the Mud Hen. I further pledge to remain a lifelong Mud Hens fan.”
The benefits include a membership card, $1 discount for seven games, a 10 percent discount at the Swamp Shop, three free McDonald’s Happy Meals and a Muddy’s Buddy souvenir.
Each year, 4,000 children join the program, for those 12 and under.
“They have the opportunity to participate in the baseball clinic on Aug. 14, a chance to be a PA announcer and a ceremonial first pitch opportunity,” said JaMay Edwards, manager of promotions for the Mud Hens.
The program is especially nice for families who need a little extra help affording the games.
“Underprivileged kids or underserved children in [our] community can still join,” Edwards said.
Also, “it’s a good way to keep track of new fans,” she said. “It’s completely free to join.”
Crystal Gerard’s three children, Bionca, Calob and Emma-Lee, have been members for three years.
“I do like the Happy Meal part. That comes in very handy when you have three children,” Gerard said.
The kids also get noise makers when they go to the games, therefore, parents don’t have to spend money on souvenirs.
For more information or to download an application, visit www.mud hens.com/info/muddys_buddies.asp.
Applications can also be obtained at McDonald’s and at the Guest Services office at Fifth Third Field.
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