Fisher Cats Game on June 26 to Include Franco-American Heritage Celebration

Fisher Cats Game on June 26 to Include Franco-American Heritage Celebration

NH PoutineFest available to select ticket-buyers; first 1,000 kids to receive baseball and
play catch on the field, courtesy of Bank of New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The first 1,000 kids at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats game on Sunday, June 26 will receive a superhero-themed baseball and fans will have opportunity to play catch on the field when gates open, courtesy of Bank of New Hampshire.  Additionally, the Fisher Cats have partnered with the Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire (FACNH) to host a Franco-American Heritage Day and NH PoutineFest.  The heritage day and NH PoutineFest will serve as a fundraising event for the FACNH, featuring samples of the cheesy-gravy dish from 10 vendors available to the 1,500 ticket buyers that purchase event tickets from www.nhpoutinefest.com.

The team will celebrate French language, culture and heritage in the Granite State while the Fisher Cats play the Harrisburg Senators (Double-A affiliate, Washington Nationals) with a 1:35 p.m. first pitch.  Rock 101 and The Morning Buzz will serve as a media partner for the game and its events.

A delicious Canadian treat, poutine is a dish of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. Ten local restaurants will provide the samples to the 1,500 ticket holders for NH PoutineFest. Tickets for NH PoutineFest that include poutine sampling are available at www.nhpoutinefest.com for $30 beginning on May 1.  Fans that do not want to sample poutine but want to support the FACNH may purchase game tickets for $12 (no poutine) at www.nhpoutinefest.com.  A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold through www.nhpoutinefest.com will benefit the FACNH.

All fans at the game will be able to purchase poutine from concession areas within Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tickets for the game are also available at www.nhfishercats.com/tickets.

“Franco-American heritage is part of the fabric of New England,” said John Tousignant, executive director of the Franco-American Centre. “We’re excited to partner with the Fisher Cats to combine Canadian-inspired poutine with the great American sport of baseball to create an afternoon of family fun.”

“We are thrilled to host this Franco-American celebration. Celebrating the history and culture of our region is a lot of fun for everyone,” said Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner. “For those who have yet to discover poutine, you’re in for a real treat.”

Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for NHPoutineFest, and each will include one (1) ticket to the Fisher Cats game, six (6) 3oz. servings of French fries, and the opportunity to sample from various vendors stationed around the ballpark.

Timeline of Events for June 26 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

11:35 a.m.: Gates for the Samuel Adams Bar & Grill open

Noon: Gates open for Season Ticket Holders to enter Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

12:35 p.m.: Gates open for all guests.

First 1,000 kids receive a baseball courtesy of Bank of New Hampshire
Fans allowed to play catch on the field until 12:45 p.m.
Poutine available to 1,500 ticket holders of NH PoutineFest from local restaurants
Poutine available for purchase to all fans at concession areas.

1:35 p.m.: Game Begins

Kids can run the bases after the final out, courtesy of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, Division of Enforcement. For more information, contact Stephanie Fournier at sfournier@nhfishercats.com or John Tousignant at jtousignant@facnh.com.