Take Home a Piece of the Action, Support Local Charities
INDIANAPOLIS (April 19, 2016) — A spectacular array of superstar specialty jerseys will adorn the Victory Field diamond this season starting Saturday, April 30 on MARVEL Super Hero Night featuring Captain America. In all, Indianapolis Indians players and coaches will wear special jerseys seven times and each will include an opportunity for fans to own one while supporting Central Indiana non-profits.
This season’s program features jerseys of comic book idols Captain America, Iron Man on May 21, The Hulk on June 25, and The Flash on August 6.
The team also pays tribute to real-life heroes when camouflage jerseys will be worn on Memorial Day (May 30) and a Stars and Stripes jersey on Independence Day in honor of American military service members. The final specialty jersey of the Indians’ 2016 season is on Civil Rights Night (July 29) when the Tribe will honor Indianapolis’ baseball heritage by wearing replica uniforms of the Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis Clowns.
During these games, fans are invited to participate in a live online auction where a different area charitable organization will benefit from the proceeds of the jersey sales.
- April 30 – Captain America – Indiana National Guard Relief Fund
- May 21 – Iron Man – Community Health Network Foundation
- May 30 – Camouflage – WGU Scholarships Fund for Indiana National Guard Members
- June 25 – The Hulk – Riley Children’s Foundation
- July 4 – Stars & Stripes – Indiana National Guard Relief Fund
- July 29 – Indianapolis Clowns – Play Ball Indiana
- August 6 – The Flash – Riley Children’s Foundation
The auctions are powered by Indianapolis-based Qtego. Fans are not required to be at Victory Field to bid and win; all they need is a mobile phone. Qtego notifies participants via text message throughout the online auction so opportunities to bid, re-bid or outbid others occur in real time. Bids during these auctions at Victory Field are accepted through the 7th inning. Fans at the game are invited to visit a bright orange Qtego display around the ballpark for assistance, while fans not in attendance may register via instructions that will be posted on the Indians website and social media threads.
In 2015 Indianapolis Indians jersey auctions raised more than $32,000 for local charities.
Super Hero Nights will also afford fans the opportunity to meet and get an autograph from that character and the first 2,500 fans through the gate receive a bobble head of that evening’s very special guest.