Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads have released their 2014 Promotional Calendar, with the schedule once again jam packed with plenty of fun appearances, giveaways and entertainment.




Highlighting this year's calendar are appearances by 2-time NL MVP Dale Murphy (April 26), Dustin "Screech" Diamond for Saved by the Bell Night (June 7), and WWE superstar Matt Hardy on Tribute to Wrestling Night (June 28). Notable giveaways include an Andrew McCutchen bobble head (April 12), a Replica Pink Crawdads Jersey (May 10), and a Crawdads drawstring backpack (July 26).




Other prominent dates include Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend (May 9-11), the annual Christian Concert starring Kutless (Aug. 16) and two appearances by the ZOOperstars (May 24 & Aug. 9).




"I'm really excited about all the promotions this year," said Crawdads Promotions Director Pete Subsara. "There's something for fans of all ages, and I think it will end up being a memorable season for everyone."




Fans can view the entire Promotional Calendar on the Crawdads website.




The Crawdads have already released the 2014 Daily Promotions Calendar as well, with newcomers such as Make-A-Difference Mondays and Church Bulletin Sundays joining returning favorites in Thirsty Thursdays and Fireworks Fridays.




The 2014 season will also see the 'Dads unveil a newly renovated Crawdads Stadium, which will include a brand new VIP Section, Picnic Pavilion and Party Patios, along with a renovated Crawdads Café and Stadium Suites. Crawdads Stadium will also play host to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 17. The Crawdads open the season April 3 on the road in Greensboro, with the home opener scheduled for Thursday, April 10 against Asheville.




For more information on the Crawdads 2014 promotions, call the Crawdads front office at (828) 322-3000.



Meet-N-Greet Ticket Special





Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads promotional calendar includes three great Meet-N-Greet nights this season, with 2-time MVP Dale Murphy, former WWE superstar Matt Hardy, and TV star Dustin "Screech" Diamond all scheduled to appear at Crawdads Stadium. The 'Dads want to help fans attend all three of the exclusive nights by offering a special ticket deal when fans combine a Murphy ticket with another Meet-N-Greet event.




Individual tickets for the Dale Murphy Meet-N-Greet are only $28, while both Matt Hardy and Dustin "Screech" Diamond cost $22 apiece. However, fans looking to attend more than one event can purchase a Matt Hardy or Dustin Diamond ticket for $15 when combined with a full-price Dale Murphy ticket, a savings of $7 per ticket.




Fans who purchase a Meet-N-Greet ticket are treated to a special pre-game picnic that includes the opportunity to meet, take a photo with, and receive an autograph from the celebrity. The Meet-N-Greet ticket also includes a picnic meal along with a Reserved ticket for the Crawdads game.




The Meet-N-Greet Ticket Special can only be purchased over the phone or in person at Crawdads Stadium. The deadline for the special is March 31.




Individual game tickets for the 'Dads 2014 season go on sale Friday, March 14 at 9 a.m. for online-only orders. Fans can begin phone or in-person purchases at the Crawdads Ticket Extravaganza event on Saturday, March 15.




Fans can view the Crawdads promotional calendar here.




For more information regarding any of the Crawdads Meet-N-Greet events or about the Ticket Special, call the 'Dads front office at (828) 322-3000.



Ticket Extravaganza This Week: Single-game tickets for the Crawdads 2014 season will go on sale this week with a two-day Ticket Extravaganza, featuring a 24-hour online-only release on March 14 followed by a special ticket event at Crawdads Stadium on March 15!




Opening Night Ticket Package: The Hickory Crawdads are looking to help fans commemorate their 2014 home opener by offering a special Opening Night Ticket Package, that includes 4 exclusive Opening Night T-Shirts with every Bumgarner Camping Center Family-4-Pack! Call the 'Dads front office at (828) 322-3000 to order yours today!



Stay Connected: Make sure to stay connected with the Crawdads during the off-sesason by visiting the 'Dads website at www.hickorycrawdads.com or by following us on Facebook and Twitter! The 'Dads will be releasing information on 2014 ticket plans, Crawdads Stadium renovations, and the All-Star Game throughout the off-season!