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Jamestown, NY – The Jamestown Tarp Skunks, with less than two months from Opening Day, released their promotional schedule for 2023. The Tarp Skunks, members of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, begin their season at home against the Olean Oilers on Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 PM. Prior to the start of the game, the team will host a free tailgate festival sponsored by Pepsi featuring live music by the local band “For The People”.

Christian Dolce, General Manager and Director of Business and Sales Operations for the Tarp Skunks stated “This season we are extremely excited to bring families to the ballpark for summer fun. Our main goal this year was to put the fans first. Everything from our promotions, tickets, concessions, entertainment, to merchandise, we are confident that fans will have an amazing experience at the ballpark this year. Over the next two months we want Diethrick Park and Tarp Skunks baseball to be somewhere where fans can enjoy the game but also have a ton of fun”. The Tarp Skunks, who saw a 8% increase in attendance last season, are expecting even larger crowds this season with a schedule jam-packed with exciting theme nights and promotions. Back for this season are the popular $2 Nights featuring pop, hotdogs, and beer for just $2 each. Every Wednesday home game will be a $2 Night, excluding Wednesday, June 7th.

On Wednesday, June 7th, the Tarp Skunks will host School Kids Day presented by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, with a special start time of 11:00 AM. The Tarp Skunks are scheduling this game to attract students from local schools to attend the game on a field trip. Schools from Jamestown Public Schools, Falconer, Sherman, and Randolph will be in attendance. The Tarp Skunks have sold out the Kids Game and are excited for students to pack the stadium and have a great time. 

Thursday, June 15th at 6:30PM will be Jamestown Community College Buyout Night. Jamestown Community College will be distributing tickets to their students, faculty, staff, and alumni for this game and the game will be free to the public as well. The Tarp Skunks will be hosting two other buyout nights as well this season. Thursday, June 29th at 6:30pm, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency will be sponsoring the community buyout for the night. Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union will be sponsoring the Sunday, July 9th community buyout which will begin at 2:00pm. Both games are free to the public and are great ways for both organizations to show their support to the community and give fans the opportunity to go to a game for free.

There will be two fireworks nights in 2023, on Friday, June 30th at 6:30 pm and Sunday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm. June 30th will be presented by Jamestown Mattress, and will kick off 4th of July week celebrations. July 23rd will be Christmas in July Fireworks Night, presented by Collaborative Children’s Solutions focused on raising money for the local area. 

The Tarp Skunks will be adding a few new fun programs for kids and adults this season. The “Tarp Skunks Kids Club”, presented by Pepsi and Collaborative Children’s Solutions, is a brand new addition aiming to get more kids involved. Perks of the membership are a mid-season ice cream social with Whiffy, 10% off at the team store, free t-shirt, and a free ticket to Friday night home games. The cost is just $15 and can be purchased by calling the front office. In addition to the “Tarp Skunks Kids Club”, fans can run the bases for free after every weekend home game, excluding July 23rd. “This is going to be a great way to get fans more involved and have an interactive experience here at the ballpark” said Dolce. 

First pitch for all games on Monday through Saturday remains the same as last year at 6:30 PM, with the exception of School Kids Day and doubleheaders. All doubleheaders will begin at 5:00 PM. Sunday games and the Independence day celebration will have a new start time this season and begin at 2:00 PM. 

In the coming weeks, the Tarp Skunks will be releasing even more promotions. “In a couple of weeks we will have more exciting promotional nights to announce. We are working on a few more fan interactive theme nights. We really want fans to have an interactive experience and be able to show their fandom in a number of different ways. I think some of the new theme nights that come out fans are going to absolutely love” Dolce said. 

Single game tickets will go on sale on Monday May 15th, starting at just $5 each. Season tickets packages are available now starting at just $103. Group outings and picnics are also available for purchase at any time. 

With the addition of former New York-Penn League teams Niagara Falls, Batavia, and Auburn, the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League will feature 16 teams in 2023. The Tarp Skunks were the Western Division Champions in 2021 and look to reclaim their spot atop the division in 2023. The full promotional schedule can be found at