Wilmington Sharks: Celebrate Sharky’s Birthday Friday!

Fireworks After The Game

Sharky's Birthday! - Wilmington SharksWILMINGTON, NC June 12, 2014 – The Wilmington Sharks are throwing a birthday party for their beloved mascot, Sharky. Sharky has been around since the Wilmington Sharks joined the Coastal Plain League in 1997, and has been the best mascot in the league year in and year out.

Bring your family out to Buck Hardee Field (The Shark Tank) for some affordable family fun, and see the Sharks take on the Morehead City Marlins. First pitch is at 7:05, but the gates open at 6pm. The new Kids Zone at the Shark Tank is a sight to be seen! The speed pitch and inflatable Shark bouncy house will have your kids smiling all throughout the night.

Make sure to stick around after the game for the fireworks! Sharky’s birthday will be the first fireworks show above the new Shark Tank stadium. The next fireworks show will take place after the game on July 4th, 2014.

The Sharks came from behind to beat #1 Edenton Steamers 12-8 on Wednesday night, and travel to Wilson to play the Tobs on Thursday before returning to the Shark Tank for Sharky’s Birthday on Friday. Friday’s game will be the fifth of thirteen in a row for Wilmington.

About The Wilmington Sharks
Set in the picturesque Cape Fear region of North Carolina, the Wilmington Sharks are one of the charter members of the Coastal Plain League. Providing affordable family entertainment in a minor league atmosphere, the Sharks have been consistently in the top 25 in attendance in all of summer-collegiate baseball.

About The Coastal Plain League
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,100 alumni drafted and 65 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com.