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Virtual Opening Day

April 29th, 2020

CELEBRATE OPENING DAY ON MAY 8, 2020… VIRTUALLY!

Just because we can’t celebrate Opening Day together, doesn’t mean we can’t still have a good time. The USPBL and Jimmy John’s Field will host a Virtual Opening Day on Friday, May 8, 2020 presented by OUR Credit Union. Hear from USPBL Front Office Staff, Players, Mascots and JJ the Field General throughout this fun-filled day. Fans can watch live footage on Facebook and Instagram, be part of Opening Day festivities by submitting pictures and videos of your own, and end the day with a special Highlight Video! Fans also will have the chance to order a Hot Dog Meal, an exclusive Virtual Opening Day T-Shirt, or a Virtual Opening Day Team Fan Pack, which can be picked up on May 8 on a drive-through basis from 4 pm to 6 pm at Jimmy John’s Field. See below for a detailed list of everything taking place.

Event Schedule:
NOON: WELCOME VIDEO WITH ANDY APPLEBY PRESENTED BY GENERAL MOTORS (GM) AND MCLAREN MACOMB
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live

12:30 PM: VIRTUAL TAILGATE PRESENTED BY BELFOR AND HOLLYWOOD MARKETS
– Share pictures of your favorite Jimmy John’s Field memories and pictures in your favorite gear. Tag us and we will share!
– Where to post: Facebook, Twitter

1 PM: LIVE FAN SUBMITTED Q&A SESSION PRESENTED BY ASCENSION AND DUNKIN
– Submit questions HERE that you’ve always wanted answers to! Tune in with Jeremiah Hergott, Vice President of Client Services, and Brian Piper, Director of Ticket Operations, to hear the answers.
– Fan Trivia: Listen for the trivia question, comment with your answer and the first three fans to respond win a FREE Jimmy John’s sandwich.
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live

1:30 PM: PLAY CATCH WITH A FUTURE MAJOR LEAGUER PRESENTED BY SCOTT’S AND HENRY FORD MACOMB 
– Upload a video of yourself, or someone you know, catching a ball from the right side and tossing it to the left HERE! Tune in to our Virtual Opening Day to see if you made it in our video with some of your favorite current and former USPBL players.
– Where to watch: Facebook, Twitter

2 PM: JJ, THE FIELD GENERAL, THE USPBL BAT DOG PRESENTED BY MICHIGAN FIRST CREDIT UNION
– Watch Live as JJ performs some of his favorite tricks with Kate Lochner from Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs!
– Fan Trivia: Listen for the trivia question, comment with your answer and the first three fans to respond with the correct answer will win a FREE Jimmy John’s sandwich.
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter for pictures

3 PM: KIDS CLUB CRAFTS PRESENTED BY BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN
– Watch Live as Heather Cook, Community Relations Manager, creates one of her favorite crafts.
– Fan Trivia: Listen for the trivia question, comment with your answer and the first three fans to respond with the correct answer will win a FREE Jimmy John’s sandwich.
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter for instructions

4-6 PM: DRIVE-THRU DINNER PRESENTED BY SMITHFIELD, METROPOLITAN BAKING, FRITO-LAY, VAN EERDEN AND PEPSI
– Pre-order and stop by Jimmy John’s Field and pick up your Hot Dog meal, Virtual Opening Day T-Shirt or Virtual Opening Day Fan Pack (pre-order is over) to make sure you get the t-shirt size you want! All orders placed by May 6th will be guaranteed the t-shirt size they ordered.
– Options to order include:
1. Hot Dog Only – $2
2. Hot Dog Meal: Includes 1 Hot Dog, Chips and Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Water – $5
3. Virtual Opening Day T-Shirt – $10 (Youth XS-XL and Adult S-XL) or $12 (Adult 2XL-3XL) PRE-ORDER IS OVER
4. Virtual Opening Day Fan Pack by Team: Includes Virtual Opening Day T-Shirt, Bendy Pen, Foam Finger, Mini-Bat, Tattoos, Baseball Cards, and Softee Balls – $20 ($22 for Adult 2XL-3XL). Pick your favorite team! PRE-ORDER IS OVER
– All food and merchandise to be pre-ordered and picked up on a drive through basis. Cars to pull up at the front of Jimmy John’s Field. Drivers and passengers should remain in their cars at all times.  Jimmy John’s Field WILL NOT be open to the public.
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter for polls

6:30 PM: ROUNDTABLE WITH ANDY APPLEBY, JUSTIN ORENDUFF AND DANA SCHMITT PRESENTED BY DTE AND DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA
– Watch and listen as Owner, Andy Appleby, Director of Baseball Operations, Justin Orenduff and Chief Operating Officer, Dana Schmitt reflect back on their favorite moments from the past four seasons and what’s to come at Jimmy John’s Field.
– Fan Trivia: Listen for the trivia question, comment with your answer and the first three fans to respond with the correct answer will win a FREE Jimmy John’s sandwich.
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live

7 PM: FIRST PITCH PRESENTED BY DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER (DMC)
– Utica Mayor Thom Dionne will throw the first pitch on Virtual Opening Day!
– Where to watch: Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter for pictures

7:05 PM: HIGHLIGHT VIDEO AND REBROADCAST OF THE FIRST EVER USPBL NO-HITTER PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER AND HUNTINGTON BANK
– Watch to see all the fan favorite moments and top plays from the past four seasons! This highlight reel is followed by a video rebroadcast of the league’s inaugural season no-hitter, by one-time USPBL pitcher Donny Murray, at 7:30 p.m.

– Where to watch: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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