Saints Host A Night of Unbelievable Fun
July 14, 2012 at 12:04 AM
ST. PAUL, MN (July 13, 2012) – In 20 seasons the St. Paul Saints have asked their fans to suspend disbelief with many of their promotions. Now the Saints will ask fans to suspend belief as they host a Night of Unbelievable Fun presented by the Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists.
On August 10 the St. Paul Saints will wear special “Mr. Paul Aints” jerseys during the game against the Amarillo Sox with the jerseys being auctioned off. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Volunteers Beyond Belief. Around the ballpark wherever the word “Saints” appears the “S” will be covered up.
The evening will focus on figures many find unbelievable, such as Big Foot, Area 51, and the Loch Ness Monster. More important items, such as the meaning of life, will not be discussed.
The Saints have historically hosted a variety of faith-based and heritage-based events during their 20 seasons. These events have included Faith and Family Nights, contemporary Christian music concerts, and last season’s Jewish Heritage Night. They have taken on the Science vs. Religion debate with their Evolution vs. Creationism spinning bobble head giveaway in 2010. The Saints have done an annual Latino Night, wearing Viva Los Santos jersey’s. They also changed their name to “The Paul” for a game when the Minnesota Vikings took on the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 NFC Championship Game. In each instance the Saints took a respectful and fun approach to the promotional topics.
"We want everyone to have 'A Night of Unbelievable Fun,' " said Eric Jayne, associate president of Minnesota Atheists. "We're inspired by the comedy of Saints games. Expect to see some off-the-wall, self-deprecating humor at this game."
"Some people may try to interpret 'Mr. Paul Aints' as a political statement, but in reality we were simply trying to come up with a fun name," stated August Berkshire, president of Minnesota Atheists. "Moreover, every person ain't got a belief in something so we are appealing to everyone's inner contrarian!"
The night is also Friday night fireworks presented by Xcel Energy with a post-game fireworks show following the game. Tickets for the Friday Night fireworks games are $7 for general admission, $10 for outfield reserved and $14 for infield reserved. Tickets for all other Saints home games are $5 for general admission, $8 for outfield reserved and $12 for infield reserved. Tickets purchased on the Day of the Game are an additional $1 per ticket. Children under the age of 14 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. Tickets are available by contacting the Saints ticket office at 651-644-6659 or visiting saintsbaseball.com.