Now that those lazy days of summer are here, there is nothing more relaxing than watching a baseball game.  You don't have to go far in the Capital Region to catch a professional baseball team.  Go see the Tri-City ValleyCats at Joe Bruno stadium in Troy. The team just recently announced their home schedule of giveaways and promotions throughout the season. 

The Tri-City ValleyCats are a minor league baseball team and Class A short season  affiliated with the Houston Astros Major League Baseball Team. The Cats are the 2010 champions of the New York – Penn League (NYPL). Hard to believe the team has been playing locally for 11 years, consider that is longer than the Albany-Colonie Yankees did,

They play at Joe Bruno Stadium located near Hudson Valley Community College at 80 Vandenburg Avenue in Troy and offer a great experience for those who want to watch some professional baseball.  At least once a week fireworks take place after the game.

Listed here are the giveaway & promotions scheduled throughout the 2012 season.

All giveaways and event dates are subject to change.

Mon, Jun 25  Bark in the Park Night - Bring your dog to The Joe

Tue, Jun 26  Tunes for Tuesday -Celebrate Latino Heritage

Wed, Jun 27  50 Cent Hot Dog Night Helmbold's Hot Dogs

Thu, Jun 28  Girls of Summer/Softball Night - Celebrate Women in Business

Fri, Jun 29  Youth Baseball Night/Field Renovation Celebration  - Honor Youth Baseball Organizations

Sat, Jun 30 Farm & Agriculture Night - Tribute to Local Farmers

Wed, Jul 4  Independence Day - Post game fireworks

Thu, Jul 5  Veterans Night- Honor those who have served our country

Fri, Jul 6  Hall of Fame Night - See a special display from the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Sat, Jul 7  Photo Day Team Poster Giveaway - fans will receive a 2012 Team Poster and have a chance to take photos with players on the field

Sun, Jul 8 Southpaw's Birthday Celebration/Kids Club Day -  Join team mascot Southpaw for his 11th birthday

Mon, Jul 9  We Love New York Night! Governor Andrew Cuomo Bobblehead Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans

Tue, Jul 17 Tunes for Tuesday Blues, BBQ and Baseball! Tribute to Blues Legend Ernie Williams

Wed, Jul 18 Welcome to the Future Night! Colt Recycling - see some of the latest innovations from Tech Valley

Sat, Jul 21 GE Kids in Free Night! all children under age 12 get in for free with a paying adult.

Sun, Jul 22 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day Pink Jersey Auction - Help raise awareness for breast cancer

Mon, Jul 23 Social Media Monday - Bring your mobile device to take part in many unique promotions

Tue, Jul 24 Camp Day/Senior Day 11 am first pitch

Wed, Aug 1  5th Annual Going Green Night

Thu, Aug 2  Summer Olympics Night- celebrate the Olympics in London

Fri, Aug 3  Italian Night - The Joe will be turned into a Italian Festival with plenty of spaghetti and meatballs

Sat, Aug 4 Movie Night - How well do you know your movie trivia?

Sun, Aug 5 Community Heroes Night/Superheroes Night

Mon, Aug 6 Camp Day/Senior Day-11am First Pitch

Wed, Aug 15 Half-Way to Valentine's Day- renew your vows or share the night with your significant other.

Thu, Aug 16 Hot Rods & Home Runs/Stop DWI Night

Fri, Aug 17 Blizzard in August/ White T-Shirt Giveaway- the first 2000 fans will receive a free t-shirt

Sat, Aug 18 Star Wars Night

Sun, Aug 19 NFL Night / Wing Fest- wear your favorite team jersey and enjoy some of the area's best wings

Mon, Aug 20  Capital Region Baseball Heritage Night Derek Jeter Bobblehead to the  first 1500 fans

Fri, Aug 24 4th Annual Home Improvement Night - the concourse will be turned into a home show

Sat, Aug 25  Summer Reader Night

Sun, Aug 26 Girls Night Out / Diamond Dig Jewelry - ladies this is your night to dig for a diamond after the game

Mon, Sept 3 Labor Day/Region's Biggest Cookout!

Tue, Sept 4  Tunes for Tuesday/Irish Night Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival Hair of the Dog Pre-Game Concert

Wed, Sept 5 Renegades Fans for Life Night! - The ValleyCats thanks their fans with giveaways all night long.