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RiverDogs Look to Take Bite out of Lynchburg in Penultimate Homestand



By: RiverDogs Media

The Charleston RiverDogs will host the Lynchburg Hillcats in their penultimate homestand of the 2022 regular season August 9-14. With hopes of repeating as league champions, the RiverDogs are in the midst of a four-team battle for the second half divison title. A varied slate of promotions includes two giveaways, pillow fights at the ballpark, police officers in a dunk tank and Rainbows Pride Night with a jersey auction. We’re pretty sure that last sentence will make you want to read more about what we have in store. 

Below is a list of all of the fun the RiverDogs have planned for the series running Tuesday-Sunday:

Tuesday, August 9th, 7:05 pm: National Night Out with the Charleston Police Department/Spinx 50th Anniversary Celebration/Dog Day presented by Twisted Tea: We invite everyone in the community to join the Charleston Police Department at The Joe for National Night Out. The night was created to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. The police department will have emergency vehicles at the ballpark, a dunk tank featuring local police officers and McGruff the crime dog will be in attendance! In addition, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spinx, $1,000 worth of Spinx gas cards will be hidden around the ballpark. We hope to see you and your dog at the game on this night! The RiverDogs invite you to bring your pup to The Joe for each Tuesday home game this season. In addition, enjoy $2 hot dogs and beer as Twisted Tea adds a new twist to Tuesdays this season with goofy on-field games and fan-oriented fun throughout the game. Tuesday games are presented by 96.9 The Wolf.

Wednesday, August 10, 7:05 pm: Rainbows Pride Night presented by MUSC Health/Wicked Wednesday presented by Wicked Weed: This entire night will be a celebration of inclusiveness with our friends from Charleston Pride and MUSC Health. In an ode to the team’s former identity from 1985-93, the RiverDogs will take the field in Charleston Rainbows jerseys that will be part of a jersey auction throughout the night. You will have a chance to leave with a game-worn uniform from one of our players! Make sure to keep an eye out every Wednesday for a new wicked ticket deal. This week, we are offering eight general admission tickets for $8 with the code: CRAZY.

Thursday, August 11, 7:05 pm: Charlie Poster Giveaway/Thirsty Thursday™ presented by Budweiser:  There is a reason that Thursday nights at The Joe provide one of the best atmospheres in Minor League Baseball. As always, $1 beers are available throughout the ballpark all night long. $4 well cocktails will also be available during “happy hour” from 6:00-8:00 p.m. They were a huge hit last season, so we decided to come back with a new one this year. Thanks to Budweiser, Charlie posters will be available in all beer lines. Enjoy live music in the Ashley View Pub courtesy of DJ DollaMenu. Bottoms up! Thursdays are presented by 95sx.

Friday, August 12, 7:05 pm: Friday Fireworks presented by REV Federal Credit Union/Boeing Red Shirt Friday: The RiverDogs will shine a spotlight on active duty and retired military members and their families, while the team wears their brand-new red alternates on the field. The red jerseys will be auctioned to fans at the end of the season. For the second time in the homestand, stick around for an incredible display of post-game fireworks! Enjoy this week’s fireworks along with a soundtrack of Motown hits. Fridays are presented by 103.5 WEZL and Live 5 News.

Saturday, August 13, 6:05 pm: Bite Fight 25th Anniversary/Pillow Fight Championship/Saturdays Live at The Joe presented by Breeze Airways: 25 years ago, in the heat of battle, one famous boxer bit off more than he could chew in the ring. We’ll pay homage to this infamous occurrence by trying to take a bite out of the Lynchburg Hillcats. The first 2,000 fans into the game will receive an ear-shaped stress reliever. We would advise you not to eat them. Before the game, we’ll host youth pillow fights in our full-sized boxing ring in the beer garden in preparation for the main event post-game. Following the contest, fans will be treated to exhibition pillow fights featuring top fighters from the Pillow Fight Championship! Saturdays are presented by 92.5 Kickin’ Country, 101.7 Chuck FM and FOX 24.

Sunday, August 14, 5:05 pm: Charlie’s Birthday Bash/Jewish Heritage Night/CCPL Reading Night/ MUSC Health Family Sunday: It’s Charlie T. RiverDog’s birthday! Come out and wish the big guy a happy birthday as many of his mascot friends will be in attendance as well.  We also have partnered with the Charleston Jewish Federation for the 8th annual Jewish Heritage Night, celebrating Charleston’s diverse Jewish community. Glatt kosher food options will be available in a special kosher food stand, and members of the Jewish community will be highlighted throughout the night. On reading night with the Charleston County Public Library we will host pre-game reading with kids and local branches will be recognized throughout the game. Parking is free on every Sunday! Before, during and after each Sunday home game, we will make it all about the kids. From the video board, to between innings contests, and even the opportunity to run the bases, Sundays are sure to be a memorable day for the whole family. Sundays are presented by Mix 95.9, Star 99.7 and ABC News 4.

Tickets for all RiverDogs games are still available! Visit to secure your seats now.

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