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Slammers to Feature Joliet Beer at Route 66 Stadium, More Promotional Nights Added to Schedule

The Joliet Slammers are excited to announce their partnership with two Joliet breweries for the upcoming season – MyGrain Brewing and Elder Brewing. In addition, the Slammers have added to their current promotional schedule with two jersey auctions and a giveaway night.

Big House Brews, the newly branded left field beer garden area at Route 66 Stadium will feature beers from both MyGrain and Elder. This local connection was made possible through a sponsorship with the Joliet City Center Partnership.

 “We are really excited to work with the Slammers this year,” said Elder Brewing Company owner Andrew Polykandriotis.  “We thank the Joliet City Center Partnership for being a true partner and helping to get this set up. It is going to be a summer of great baseball, and great local beer!”

Vince Turrise, co-operator of MyGrain Brewing added, “MyGrain Brewing Co. is very excited to announce our partnering with the Joliet Slammers for the 2018 Season! We would also like to thank the Joliet City Center Partnership, along with the Slammers organization for working with us to make this possible to kick off the summer with the two "B's" we all know and love...baseball and beer!”

Big House Brews in left field will be open and available to fans all season long for fans to try unique beers from the two local breweries.

In addition, the Slammers are building on to their promotional schedule. Small Business Night powered by ProviNET Solutions will now be held on Friday, June 29 with post-game fireworks. ProviNET Solutions is a local IT provider that has simple, affordable Managed IT Solutions to proactively keep small businesses running smoothly. ProviNET Solutions will manage business’ technology to better allow businesses to focus on other important areas of the company. The first 1,000 fans on entrance will receive a ProviNET-Slammers branded water bottle.

Sprint by Aircorp Wireless is the Slammers new partner for Superhero Night on Friday, July 27. Superhero Night will feature a Slammers superhero jersey. Jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with funds benefitting Easter Seals Joliet Region. Pre-game, the Joliet Fire Department and Joliet Police Department will play in a charity softball game also benefitting Easter Seals. Gates open at 4:30pm for the 5pm softball game. The Slammers game will follow, along with post-game fireworks.


Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by O’DeKirk, Allred, and Associates LLC has been added to Friday, August 17, formerly Harry Potter Night. Harry Potter Night will now be on Saturday, August 18 along with the Boy Scout Sleepover.

Breast Cancer Awareness night will feature a unique, customized pink breast cancer jersey up for auction throughout the game. Funds raised will benefit a local nonprofit. Post-game fireworks will also be on display.

The Slammers open at home on Tuesday, May 15 with $2 reserved seat tickets. The first fireworks shows of the season are on Friday, May 18 and Friday, May 25.

To purchase tickets, fans can call the Slammers at 815-722-2287 or visit the Box Office located at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet.

About the Joliet Slammers:The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at Joliet Route 66 Stadium downtown Joliet, IL, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is a 12-team league entering its 26th season of play in 2018. Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don't forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!