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Jumbo Shrimp Announce Season Giveways, Fireworks And 5-Year Agreement With FIS

121 Financial Ballpark is pictured during the 2019 season.

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have announced a five-year sponsorship deal with Jacksonville-based FIS along with this season's giveaways and 19 fireworks displays.

As part of the recent 5-year sponsorship agreement, the Jumbo Shrimp, on behalf of FIS, will take a penny from every transaction each year and donate up to $10,000 to a local charity or organization, the team announced Monday.

The Jumbo Shrimp are planning for fans to vote for where the donations should go from a choice of the following four organizations: Operation HOPE, KIPP Public Schools Jacksonville, Girls Who Code and Junior Achievement of North Florida. 

The Jumbo Shrimp have planned 19 fireworks dates that include each Friday home game, the club’s first five Saturday home games, Opening Night (May 4), September 4, September 5 and September 12.

Giveaway Saturdays for the 2021 season include the following: 

Date                  Giveaway              

May 8               Hands of Stone (Garrett) Bobblehead        

May 29             LED Lantern Giveaway       

June 12            Vice Night Hawaiian Shirt  

June 26            Fan-designed T-shirt           

July 10             The Ocean Called… Bobblehead 

July 24             Red Caps Fedora

August 7          Back To School Backpack                 

August 13        Jumbo Shrimp Left-Handed Cereal Bowl (Note: This is a Friday night giveaway)    

August 14       Vice Night Hawaiian Hat    

September 4   Shrimp Fanny Pack              

September 11  Shrimp Tail Blanket          

The full list of promotions for the season is available here.

The team also announced a partnership with Cox Media Group to have ESPN 690 become the new flagship station to broadcast Jumbo Shrimp games.

Jacksonville will field a Triple-A team for the first time since 1968 when the Jumbo Shrimp begin their 2021 schedule with Opening Day on May 4 against the Norfolk Tides.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.