Milwaukee Admirals announce the first phase of their 2018-19 promotional schedule

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Admirals announced the first phase of their 2018-19 promotional schedule which features many of the team's signature giveaways, promotions and special events.

The promo schedule kicks off at the home opener, Saturday, October 13th at 6 pm against the Hershey Bears when all fans take home a magnet schedule of the 2018-19 season, courtesy of Dr. Pepper. In addition to the magnets, Isaak Presley, who stars as Ethan Diaz from Disney’s Stuck in the Middle and was Bobby Popko in Fuller House will be at the game to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

Two weeks later on October 27 the Admirals will take their own straw poll of the 2018 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Campaign for Decision 2018 Night. The first 2,500 fans will take home a mask that has Republican Scott Walker on one side and Democrat Tony Evers on the other. During a break in the action the Admirals will ask fans to hold up their masks and show the candidate of their choosing. The team will then use advanced analytics to determine the winner of the straw poll.

The team’s annual Jockey Being Family Teddy Bear Toss shifts from the end of the season to the beginning this year. On Friday, November 2 all fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal to the game and when the Admirals score their first goal they throw them on the ice. The animals are picked up and then donated to local law enforcement, who distribute them to kids in stressful situations.

The Admirals are also proud to offer all Veterans and active military personnel and their families free tickets to the team’s game on Friday, November 9th with Military Appreciation Night, courtesy of United Steelworkers Local 209. This is the 14th consecutive year that the team has hosted this special night.

Also, shifting to the beginning of the schedule is the Ads annual Dog Day. On Saturday November 17 at 6 pm fans can bring their dogs to the game for just $5 and $3 from each dog and human companion ticket sold will be donated to HAWS of Waukesha.

On Friday, December 14th all fans in attendance will receive a 2019 Admirals Calendar, courtesy of WeEnergies. In addition, that game will be the team’s annual Charity Game that features tickets discounted to as little as $6 with $3 from every ticket sold going to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Over the past 14 seasons the Admirals have donated over $375,000 to local charities from this game alone.

The day after Christmas the Ads will play host to the Chicago Wolves and the first 5,000 fans will take home a cowbell, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. In addition, Milwaukee icon Pat McCurdy will perform before and after the game in the Admirals Bar.

Once again the Admirals are proud to offer a pair of School Day Games, presented by Baird. On November 7 and March 13 the team will drop the puck at 10:30 am, while entertaining in excess of 6,000 local students. The game is a great opportunity for a fun and educational look at hockey and the business of pro sports.

The Ads also provide many ticket specials for fans, including Winning Wednesdays, which returns for the second season. If the Admirals win on a Wednesday all fans in attendance can redeem their ticket for a free one to the next Wednesday game. The Ads will play seven Wednesday games throughout the 18-19 campaign.

Another ticket deal this season is Student Nights. At every Friday home game high school and college students can get tickets for just $9 with their student ID.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will also continue to sponsor Chuck-a-Puck, where fans can purchase foam pucks at select games for $1 and then throw them onto the ice for a chance to win great prizes. The proceeds from Chuck-a-Puck go to the Milwaukee Admirals Power Play Foundation, which is the team’s charitable arm.

The Aurora Sports Health Autograph Corner also returns for another year. At 20 different games during the season two Admirals players will sign autographs after the game in the Admirals Bar.

The Admirals will continue to add other promotions, giveaways, and entertainment, including the popular Admirals Concert Series, at a future date.  As always, all promotions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Click here for the complete list of promotions.

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