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Grand Rapids Griffins release 2018-19 promotional schedule

Star Wars, princesses, a teddy bear toss, and cheap beer and hot dogs are just some of the promotions you can expect from the Grand Rapids Griffins this season.

The Griffins released their 2018-19 promotional schedule Thursday, highlighted by the return of $2 beer and $2 hot dogs for all 14 Friday home games from 6-8 p.m.

Also returning are Winning Wednesdays. Purchase a ticket to a Wednesday home game, and if the Griffins win, you will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday home game.

The home opener Oct. 12 not only will feature $2 beer and $2 hot dogs, but there will be a magnet schedule giveaway. Other giveaways include: 2019 calendar (Oct. 20), tumbler (Nov. 3), lunch box (Nov. 17), power bank (Dec. 1), athletic socks (Dec. 15), Bluetooth speaker (Dec. 29), plaid hat (Jan. 12), Rubik’s cube (Jan. 19), two bobbleheads (Jan. 26 and Feb. 9), and the third Griffins comic book (Feb. 9).

The full 2018-19 promotional schedule is below. Single-game tickets for 38 regular season home games go on sale to the general public Sept. 14.


Oct. 12: Opening Night 
• Magnet schedule giveaway
• $2 beers and $2 hot dogs
• Postgame open skate

Oct. 20: 2019 Calendar giveaway 
Postgame autograph session

Nov. 2: Hockey Fights Cancer 
Postgame jersey auction
• $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Nov. 3: Tumbler giveaway 
Postgame open skate

Nov. 14: 18th annual School Day Game 
11 a.m. start
• Interactive and educational displays featured on the concourse for elementary through high school students

Nov. 17: Princess Night/Lunch Box giveaway 
Postgame autograph session

Nov. 23: Teddy Bear Toss 
$2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Nov. 30: Red Kettle Game 
Red Kettle jersey auction postgame
• $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Dec. 1: Social Media Night/Power Bank giveaway 
 Postgame autograph session

Dec. 15: Arcade Night/Athletic Socks giveaway
Postgame open skate

Dec. 29: Bluetooth Speaker giveaway
Fan-designed jersey auction #1 post-game

Dec. 31: 22nd annual New Year’s Eve Celebration 
6 p.m. start
• Postgame indoor fireworks show

Jan. 12: Plaid Hat giveaway 
Postgame autograph session

Jan. 19: Toy Night/Rubik’s Cube giveaway
Great Skate Winterfest at Rosa Parks Circle (runs through Jan. 20)
• Toy-inspired jersey auction postgame

Jan. 25: Y2K Night 
$2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Jan. 26: Bobblehead giveaway 

Feb. 9: Superhero Night/third annual comic book giveaway/bobblehead giveaway 
• Postgame open skate

Feb. 15: Fan-Designed Jersey Auction No. 2
• Postgame jersey auction
• $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Feb. 16: Star Wars Night 
Postgame autograph session

March 8: Eighth annual Purple Community Game 
 Purple jersey auction postgame
• $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

March 15: ‘90s Night 
$2 beers and $2 hot dogs

March 31: Jake Engel Memorial Dog Game 
• Postgame open skate

April 12: Season Finale 
• Friday night jersey auction postgame
• $2 beers and $2 hot dogs