USPBL Releases 2023 Promotional Schedule
April 17th, 2023
ROCHESTER, Mich. – The USPBL powered by UWM has released this year’s promotional calendar at Jimmy John’s Field in historic downtown Utica, Mich. Opening Day will be on Friday, May 19, and the season will run through Championship Saturday, Sept. 9.
Coming back for the 2023 season are the USPBL Dance Crews and the most lovable bat dog in the country, JJ The Field General. Like always, kids can run the bases after every game and parking is always free!
Headlining this year’s promotions will be Opening Day presented by OUR Credit Union (May 19), Bark in the Park presented by Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs (May 20), Mental Health Awareness Night presented by CNS Healthcare (May 26), Jimmy Buffett Night presented by Starry (June 22), Euchre Night (June 24), Home Run Derby and All-Star Game (July 8), Beatlemania (July 15), Ribbi Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook (July 27), Mardi Gras Night (August 12) and the Championship Game (Sept. 9).
Opening Day, presented by OUR Credit Union – Friday, May 19
Beavers Championship Flag raising presentation and ring ceremony, and a Fireworks Spectacular immediately following the game.
Bark in the Park presented by Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs – Sunday, May 21
Bring your furry four-legged friend along with you to Jimmy John’s Field for our Sixth Annual Bark in the Park presented by Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs.
Mental Health Awareness Night presented by CNS Healthcare – Friday, May 26
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults suffer from a mental illness in a given year. Community awareness reduces stigma and increases the chance for treatment or intervention. The USPBL will celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by giving the first 500 fans a FREE Mental Health Awareness Night T-shirt. The Hoppers will wear specialty jerseys will a portion of the proceeds going to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Jimmy Buffett Night presented by Starry – Thursday, June 22
Back by popular demand is Jimmy Buffett Night at the ballpark. One of the ballpark’s favorite bands, Caribbean Blue, will perform your favorite Buffett songs on the Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union Sound Stage. The first 500 fans will receive a FREE Unicorns Hawaiian Shirt.
Euchre Night – Saturday, June 24
Bring your partner to participate in the first ever euchre tournament at Jimmy John’s Field.
All-Star Game and Home Run Derby – Saturday, July 8
Come on out and watch the Stars of the USPBL at this year’s All-Star Game. Before the game, catch the power hitters as they battle in the Home Run Derby Challenge at 5:30 p.m. for the right to become the USPBL Home Run Champion.
Beatlemania – Saturday, July 15
Toppermost will perform before the game and between innings on the Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union Sound Stage.
Ribbi Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook– Thursday, July 27
The first 1,00 fans through the gate will get a FREE Irish-American Night themed bobble head courtesy of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook.
Mardi Gras Night – Saturday, Aug. 12
The popular Real Happy Band will perform on the Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union Sound Stage. Face painters will be available for everyone, along with bead giveaways.
Championship Game, presented by OUR Credit Union – Saturday, Sept. 9
The USPBL Playoffs will run Sept. 7-9, in a one-game elimination bracket that culminates with the USPBL Championship Game on Saturday. The first 1,000 fans will receive a rally towel giveaway, presented by Scott’s Lawn Care, and fans can be part of the crowning of a champion.
Thirsty Thursdays presented by Dave & Buster’s: $2 Bud and Bud Lights are back every Thursday night, as well as $5 Craft Beer specials in the Craft Beer Garden, located on the third base side of the ballpark.
Friday Fireworks Spectacular presented by Magna: The Fireworks Spectacular returns to Jimmy John’s Field every Friday night immediately following the game.
Live Music Saturdays: Live music on the Michigan School’s and Government Credit Union Sound Stage.
Sunday Fun Day: Kids Crafts will be on display every Sunday as well as your favorite characters and superheroes, presented by Fairytale Entertainment.