The Akron RubberDucks will be hosting a VIP meet-and-greet with DEVO’s Bob Mothersbaugh to benefit the family of the late Bob Casale at the newly-constructed Fowl Territory in Canal Park during the May 24 game vs. Reading Fightin’ Phils at 6:35 p.m.
Tickets are $35, and include entrance to the game, a 90-minute all-you-can-eat picnic buffet starting at 5:30 p.m., and the opportunity for autographs, photos, and to talk with Bob Mothersbaugh. They can be purchased by contacting the RubberDucks main office number, 330-253-5151.
“I think all of us have been eagerly looking forward to the DEVO Rock ‘n Bobble giveaway on May 24, but with Bob Mothersbaugh now making a VIP appearance too, it may be one of the season’s most exciting nights,” said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander.
The DEVO Meet-and-Greet will have a silent auction including items from DEVO and the RubberDucks, and an online auction by the Rubber City Radio Group (97.5 WONE, 1590 WAKR, 94.9 WQMX). The headlining item is a limited-edition t-shirt autographed by both the artist, and DEVO band member Mark Mothersbaugh, who designed the shirt. Mark has signed the shirt as “Booji Boy,” a rare autograph to collect from the musician. The online auction will be held at WONE’s website, http://www.WONE.net.
At the conclusion of the VIP meet-and-greet, Bob Mothersbaugh will be signing autographs for general ticketholders throughout the game.
“We are honored to help DEVO raise money for Bob Casale’s family. Rubber City Radio Group is a tremendous partner, and we hope the online auction with the rare autographed t-shirt is a huge success,” said Pfander.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates for the May 24 game will receive a DEVO bobblehead,the first RubberDucks’ Rock ‘n Bobble giveaway series this season. The other Rock ‘n Bobbles are Joe Walsh (June 14 vs. Portland, 7:05 p.m.); Chrissie Hynde (June 28 vs. Harrisburg, 7:05 p.m.); and The Black Keys (July 5 vs. Bowie, 7:05 p.m.).
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2014 season is its 18th since moving to Canal Park and its first as the newly renamed RubberDucks. For more information and merchandise featuring the Akron RubberDucks, go to www.AkronRubberDucks.com or call 330-253-5151. The Akron RubberDucks are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks and Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck.