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Fun With Numbers: Kids Eat Free

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

kidseatfreefullOver 15,000 kids were able to eat for free at Sunday and Monday BlueClaws home games in 2011, thanks to ShopRite.

As part of the program, which returns in 2012, children ages 12 and under get to eat for free at every Sunday and Monday BlueClaws home game. They receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda.

So what exactly does 15,442 mean? Let’s take a look.

15,442 Hot Dogs laid out end to end:

  • Would stretch for 1.71 miles
  • In a line would require just over five laps of the FirstEnergy Park concourse
  • Would stretch from home plate to centerfield and back to home plate 11 times
  • After you hit your 11 home runs, you could round the bases 25 times
  • 3.5 trips up and down the Empire State building
  • Half of the Constitutional Walking Tour in Philadelphia
  • 4 trips, front point to back point, of the USS Enterprise
  • The length of 92 Blue Whales, the world’s largest animal
  • If Joey Chestnut, who ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest this year, ate at that same rate, it would take him 1 day, 17 hours, and 30 minutes to eat 15,442 hot dogs.

15,442 Bags of Chips:

  • At 21 chips per bag, that’s 324,282 potato chips
  • The equivalent of 1.83 Volkswagen Beetles
  • The equivalent of 6,037 bobblehead dolls
  • There are 1.5 potatoes in every bag of chips, so that’s 23,613 potatoes. Since Idaho produces 6 billion potatoes each year, that’s as many potatoes as are produced in 2 minutes and 4 seconds.

15,442 Cups of Soda:

  • 1,447.7 gallons
  • Enough to fill the 100-gallon gas tank of 14 18-wheelers
  • At one drop per ounce, and one drop per second, it would take 2 days, 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 24 seconds.
  • If taken in water, it’s enough to water the average lawn for 11 hours and 16 minutes
  • If taken in water, it’s enough to shower for 723 hours

Can’t beat that right?

Kids Eat Free Recognized by Ballpark Digest

Monday, November 30th, 2009

We broke down the numbers at the end of the season…Almost eight miles of hot dogs given away by the BlueClaws as part of the Kids Eat Free, at every game, promotion done in 2009. This one-of-a-kind promotion was recognized recently by Ballpark Digest as its 2009 Promotion of the Year!

“A great promotion should do more than just draw attention to the team; it should excite fans and give them something of value,” said Kevin Reichard, publisher of ballparkdigest.com, the Internet’s leading resource on the culture and business of baseball. “In the midst of a terrible economy Trenton and Lakewood enhanced the lives of thousands of kids with a bold promotion that went way beyond what anyone else in baseball was doing.”

Kids Eat Free in Lakewood gave out the equivilents of the following:

  • In hot dogs, 7.95 miles, or 24 laps around the FirstEnergy Park concourse, four trips across Midtown Manhattan, 14.5 trips up and down the Willis Tower
  • If he ate at the same rate, it would take Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut 7 days, 8 hours, 26 minutes to reach teh 71,000+ hot dogs
  • In potato chips, the equivilent of 28,044 bobblehead dolls or 8.5 Volkswagon Beetles
  • In liquid (soda), enough to water the average lawn for 65 hours

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Fun With Kids Eat Free

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The final Kids Eat Free number in 2009 was 71,988, which translates into a cool 7.95 miles worth of hot dogs given out as part of the one-of-a-kind program. Let’s play around with numbers…

  • 7.95 miles is: 24 laps around the FirstEnergy Park concourse
  • 7.95 miles is: 3 laps of the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia historic sites
  • 7.95 miles is: 4 trips across Midtown Manhattan
  • 7.95 miles is: 29 trips from bottom to top of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower)

A personal favorite…if Joey Chestnut, who won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest this year, ate hit dogs at the same rate he did that day (68 in 10 minutes), it would take him 7 days, 8 hours, and 26 minutes to reach 71,988.

Thanks to NJ 101.5 and ShopRite for their support with this program!

‘Claws Clinch 2009 Attendance Title

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

With the 7,700+ that came out to Monday’s BlueClaws game, the BlueClaws clinched their 9th straight South Atlantic League attendance title. The BlueClaws have, to date, drawn 415,000 fans in 2009 with two regular season home games remaining, and Greensboro, out of home games, finishes up at 406,549.

“To this for a ninth straight year is a great accomplishment and it’s a reflection on our great fans,” said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. “We try to put on a program of affordable family entertainment, and we’re thrilled that our fans have responded so strongly.”

The BlueClaws have led the league in attendance in each year of existence.

This year, the team let Kids Eat Free at every home game, and so far, 74,839 have taken advantage of a free hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda.

Kids Eat Free Update

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Kids are eating free here at FirstEnergy Park all season long thanks to ShopRite and NJ 101.5 FM. How many kids have eaten for free this season you ask?

61,085!

61,085 kids ages 12 and under have received a free hot dog, bag of chips and soda this season!

In other words…

If you lay from end to end the amount of free hot dogs the BlueClaws have given away, it stretches 6.75 miles!

In each bag of free potato chips there are ~21 chips…That means, the BlueClaws have given away 1,282,785 free potato chips!

In each free soda there are 12 ounces. Therefore the BlueClaws have given away 733,020 Ounces = 5726.71875 Gallons of free soda! Enough to fill the gas tanks of 20 18-wheelers!

Kids Eat Free Update

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Since the gates opened at FirstEnergy Park and the curtain dropped on the biggest promotion in Minor League Baseball history a total of 50,750 kids have eaten for free this season at a Lakewood BlueClaws game! How does that look by the numbers?

50,750 – 7″ hot dogs laid end to end stretches a total of 5.61 miles and almost to the beach!

50,750 - 12 oz sodas is 609,000 ounces of soda! Imagine this… If this amount of soda was allowed to drip one drop per second…It would take nearly three years to run dry!

50,750 – Bags of potato chips…There are approx. 21 chips per bag, so get this….1,065,750 free chips!

Come to the ballpark and bring the kids…Help this number rise!

Now THAT’S a Lot of Hot Dogs

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

As we kick off the second half, let’s look back at Kids Eat Free from the first. The BlueClaws gave out over 30,000 hot dogs, bags of chips, and a soda. From a hot dog standpoint, it’s enough to go three times across mid-town Manhattan. But here’s a better way to look at it.

Last year, in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, American Joey Chestnut ate 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes, or 5.9 hot dogs per minute. How long (at that rate, whihc would be impossible to maintain) would it take Joey Chestnut to eat the 30,125 hot dogs given out by the BlueClaws? Only 85 hours.

Other breakdowns: The amount of potatoes used to make all the chips equals 11,000 bobblehead dolls, or the weight of a Hummer H3…The amount of soda given out, if taken in water, is enough to water the average lawn for 22 hours.

Kids Eat Free 2009 Update

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The BlueClaws announced shortly before the 2009 season that kids 12 and under will eat for free at every game this season. That means every kid will get a free hot dog, bag of chips and soda when they come to the park, every time they come to the park. So far…….22,334 kids have taken advantage of this offer…Let’s break this down even more:

If put end to end, the 22,334 hot dogs would stretch for 2.47 miles!

The BlueClaws have given away 268,008 oz of free soda! That’s almost 2,094 gallons of soda. That’s the same as leaving your shower on for more than 11 and a half hours straight!

Finally, 22,334 bags of chips, times an average of 21 chips per bag, is 469,014 free chips! Spuds Up!

Kids Eat Free 2009 Update

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The BlueClaws announced shortly before the 2009 season that kids 12 and under will eat for free at every game this season. That means every kid will get a free hot dog, bag of chips and soda when they come to the park, every time they come to the park. So far…….14,473 kids have taken advantage of this offer…Let’s break this down even more.

If put end to end, the hot dogs would stretch more than a mile and a half!

The average hot dog takes 8 minutes to make…If I started making dogs now…one by one…I would finish in 80 days! Good thing our staff makes them fast!

14,473 sodas at 12 oz a piece is 2,713 Gallons of soda…at the going rate of $2.30 per gallon…if the free soda the BlueClaws gave out was gas…it would cost $6,241!

The BlueClaws have also given out chips, a lot of chips. There are an average of 21 chips per bag…so that means more than 300,000 chips!

By the Numbers: Kids Eat Free

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Before the season began, the BlueClaws announced the unprecedented promotion that all kids will eat for free at every BlueClaws game this season…Here are the numbers through the home games so far, come on out and help these

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numbers grow!

Number of Free hot dogs, bags of chips and sodas: 9,016

If put end to end the hot dogs would stretch just shy of a mile!

Hot dog buns are actually very high in calcium! 9,016 buns = 891,862.72 mg of calcium!

There are an average of 21 chips per bag of potato chips…that’s 189,336 chips

There are 12oz of soda in every free soda…or 108,192 oz, and 845.25 gallons of free soda!

Kids Eat Free: First Homestand Stats

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The BlueClaws announced that all kids 12 and under will be eating for free this season at every home BlueClaws game. Here are the Kids Eat Free stats for the first homestand of the season:

Games: 4
Free Hot dogs, chips and soda: 4,028

The BlueClaws have given out .45 miles of free hot dogs.Kids Eat Free

The BlueClaws free hot dogs could round the bases 6 times and end up at second base for the seventh trip.

The BlueClaws have given out 48,336 ounces of free soda!

That’s 377.625 gallons, more than enough to fill the tank of an 18-wheeler!

There are about 1.5 potatoes in every bag of chips the BlueClaws gave out, that’s 6,042 potatoes!