The Hickory Crawdads are excited to host the "Kiss a Cow" fundraiser for the Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity on Friday, July 25th. The fundraiser pits six local community leaders against each other in an

effort to raise the most money for HFH, with the "winner" having to kiss a cow.



The six community leaders participating in the fundraiser include Rudy Wright, Mayor of Hickory, Steve Underdown, Vice-President of HSM, Dr. Dan Brigman, CCS Superintendent, Mitzi Gellman, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, and Crawdads own General Manager Mark Seaman and All-Star relief pitcher Ryne Slack. The contest concludes with the overall winner kissing a cow on the field at LP Frans Stadium immediately following the 'Dads game and before the post-game Fireworks.


The Crawdads are also conducting a secondary challenge between the organization's two contestants. In addition to the regular "Kiss a Cow" contest, the 'Dad that has the most donations given in their name will also get a pie in the face following the Crawdads game on Saturday, July 26th.


Donations can be made online at by clicking on the "DONATE" button. Donors are asked to place the name of the contestant they wish to donate on behalf of in the additional comments section of the form. Donations may also be made at L.P. Frans Stadium for the two Crawdads contestants by visiting the Dale Earnhardt Customer Care Booth during any 'Dads game.


For more information regarding the Habitat for Humanity "Kiss a Cow" night, contact the 'Dads front office at (828) 322-3000.


Local Heroes Week: The Crawdads are celebrating area local heroes throughout the upcoming 3-game home stand beginning TONIGHT and running through Thursday, July 17th! All employees of the Police Department, Fire Department, EMTs or DOCs can get FREE admission to any/all of the games by showing a valid work ID! PROMOTIONS


All-Star Jersey Auction: The Crawdads are auctioning off the authentic, game worn jerseys from this year's South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Hickory! Jerseys from both the Northern and Southern Division players and coaches are up for bid now on the 'Dads online auction page! AUCTION SITE