This should make Hump Day a little easier to bear: The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League) will give a nod to the pop-culture phenomenon Wednesday, July 1 by wearing camel jerseys (presented by Geico, of course) at Coca-Cola Park.
The commemorative “Hump Day” camel jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting both IronPigs Charities and the Lehigh Valley Zoo. As a member-supported nonprofit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society is ten years young, but as a treasured community landmark, their history spans over a century. The Zoo has been voted the Best Family Day Trip in The Morning Call’s Readers’ Choice Awards every year since 2009.
Fans can join in on the “Hump Day” fun as an actual camel is expected to be on-site and available for photographs throughout the game in the AT&T Plaza. Geico’s 2013 “Hump Day” ad was an overnight viral sensation, becoming one of the most viewed videos of all-time, repeatedly being shared on Wednesday’s to signify that workers are “over the hump” of their work week. It is believed that the IronPigs will become the first team in Minor League Baseball history to don a camel-inspired jersey when they do so on July 1.
Fans can bid on their favorite player’s “Hump Day” jerseys from anywhere with the easy-to-use Qtego service that allows fans to place bids, receive notifications when outbid and check the status of their item via text messages on their mobile phones. Fans without texting access can even call in their bid after registering their phone at Coca-Cola Park. Register your phone from anywhere in the U.S. by texting “Pigs” to 79230. The bidding begins on June 30 and ends promptly at the end of 7th inning of the July 1 game. Detailed instructions on how to place your bid will be made available at ironpigsbaseball.com.
Winning bidders of the jerseys will have the opportunity to go on the field immediately following the game to have their jersey autographed. Bidders not in attendance at Coca-Cola Park can either pick up their signed jersey at a later date or have it mailed directly to them.