Grand Prairie, TX (06.02.08) – The Grand Prairie AirHogs Professional Baseball team will be offering one lucky (or unlucky!) fan a free funeral as part of a promotion on Tuesday, June 3. All expenses will be covered by the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home and Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, both located in Irving, TX.Don't miss the video from the ballpark. The spirit of Bill Veeck lives on in Texas!! Maybe the Cubs could break the curse with something like this.
“We thought this promotion was a great opportunity for us to showcase Irving’s newest funeral home,” said Chapel of Roses Funeral Director, Charlotte Chism Waldrum. “We are excited to be partnering with the AirHogs in their inaugural season.”
As part of the package the fan will receive a certificate for a casket with choice of color, along with professional fees, burial preparation, use of facilities, and vehicle services; all courtesy of the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home. Oak Grove Memorial Gardens will be the providers of the burial space. They will include the opening and closing of the burial service, as well as a 24” x 14” granite marker with a zinc base.
“This is a fun and exciting opportunity to get our name out into the community,” said Ron Alexander with Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Fans of all ages are welcome to participate in the promotion. Registration will be accepted immediately and will continue until 6:15p.m. on June 3. Fans can either call to register or can visit the fan assistance booth during the games. Twenty people will be selected randomly from the pre-entries and will be announced after the pre-game funeral march. Throughout the game, competitions will be held between the twenty selected to determine who will be the winner. The lucky individual will be selected in the middle of the eighth inning.
Some of the in-game-festivities will include: pallbearer races, mummy wrapping, eulogy deliveries, and much more! Fans are encouraged to wear black to the game.
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