Entering their 12th season, the Fayetteville SwampDogs have cemented themselves into the cultural identity of the greater Fayetteville area. Consistently at the top of the Coastal Plain League both on and off the field, the Dogs have set a new standard in collegiate summer baseball. This season, the bar is set even higher, with Fayetteville coming off its second CPL Organization of the Year award in the last six campaigns. The All American Summer of Fun began on May 30th, and will continue into August. 06-13-12-swampdogs-circle.jpg

All home games offer a unique dosage of fun and excitement, with various promotions and events scheduled for each of the team’s 31 contests at “The Swamp.” Perhaps one stretch of home games, however, trumps all others with its unrelenting commitment to fun.

The All American Weekend of Fun kicks off on Thursday, June 14th, the start of a four-game home stand at “The Swamp.” The weekend kicks off with 80’s Night, presented by Healy Wholesale. Fans have a chance to relive a decade of great music and good times while sporting their favorite 80’s garb to “The Swamp.” The first 500 fans 21 and older receive a retro trucker hat courtesy of Healy Wholesale and Coors. It’s also Home-Based Business Night, where fans can meet friends and neighbors while finding ways to make life easier and fancier.

Friday, June 15th is Military Appreciation Night. The SwampDogs appreciate the military every day, but this night will be extra special. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative gift courtesy of Rick Hendrick Toyota.

The city of Fayetteville will sponsor the game on Saturday, June 16th, with the first 500 fans receiving a gift to compliment the spectacular fireworks extravaganza that follows the game.

Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 17th, with that night’s game serving as a perfect conclusion to both the day and the All American Weekend of Fun. Bring the whole family to spend a game with Dad at “The Swamp.” Don’t forget to bring Dad’s best friend, too, as it is Dog Day at the ballpark. Fans can bring their dogs to take in the game action.

It is the only span over the course of the season that includes more than two consecutive calendar days with home games.

Other noteworthy contests worth circling on any calendar include the June 25th affair with Team USA, presented by Family Foods and Taco Bell, as well as the July 3rd game that features the greatest fireworks extravaganza of the summer, courtesy of Hendrick Chrysler Jeep and Disaster One.

As is the case with all games at “The Swamp,” tickets are selling quickly for the greatest home stand of 2012. To purchase tickets, visit or call the business office at (910)-426-5900, and for all information regarding the team, visit www.goswampdogs.com.

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