The Stockton Ports Hit Prime-Time

The Stockton Ports made a splash this off-season when they announced that they would become one of the only minor league teams to do a coordinated television advertising campaign. In late April, the Ports announced the release of their three television spots. Plus, the Sacramento River Cats reach an attendance milestone.

Stockton hired Gumas Advertising of San Francisco to put together an advertising campaign called "The Ports. All Fun & Games." Gumas created three spots, titled "Huam Bowling," "Musical Chairs" and "Headlight Bashing." All three spots promote the entertainment of attending a Ports game with a particular focus on fan-related activities.

Ports fans and staff members are the stars of the three spots. In January, Stockton held open auditions and generated a lot of interest from the Stockton community. The spots will run through the first few months of the season on a number of cable networks. They can currently be viewed at Gumas Advertising's website and will soon be available at

Sacramento River Cats Reach Attendance Milestone

The Sacramento River Cats will draw their five millionth fan on Thursday, making them the fastest minor league franchise to reach that milestone. Sacramento is currently 5,117 fans away from the five million mark. The 5,117th fan to walk through the turnstile will be feted with gifts and will be the focus of a Raley Field celebration. Door prizes will include a free trip to Hawaii, a year's worth of River Cats' tickets and more. The first River Cats' season ticketholder, Dave Kelley, will throw out the first pitch on Thursday.

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