Release Date: July 20,2017

“The Todd” from Scrubs VIP Meet & Greet Headlines Ducks Eight-Game Homestand

The Akron RubberDucks will be hosting a VIP Meet & Greet this Saturday from 5-6 p.m. when Robert Maschio who played “The Todd” in the hit television comedy Scrubs will be visiting Canal Park prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 7:05 p.m. That night is a highlight of the RubberDucks’ eight-game homestand (July 20-26) that starts tonight against the Richmond at 7:05 p.m.  

The VIP Meet & Greet package is $46 and includes a reserved seat game ticket, a guaranteed “The Todd” Bobble High Five, a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet (6-8 p.m.), and a chance to meet Maschio in a private setting in McDonald’s Family Territory. “The Todd” is known for his jovial nature and propensity of giving high-fives to his fellow characters.

“We are excited to have Robert Maschio, aka ‘The Todd,’ at Canal Park,” said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander. “This gives fans of the hit comedy the opportunity to get a personal high-five from ‘The Todd’ and learn more about the ins and outs of Scrubs.”   

For fans not taking advantage of the VIP Meet & Greet, Maschio will be saying hello to fans publicly at the Tiki Bar Stage from 7-8 p.m., and “The Todd” Bobble High Fives (presented by Summa Health) will be available to the first 1,000 fans only at the University of Akron and Summa Health Gates starting when gates open at 6 p.m. Fans who have pre-purchased the individual-game bobblehead guarantee (separate from the VIP Meet & Greet) should enter through Gate C, located down the third-base side.

Following the game, Summa Health is presenting Rockin’ FORE the Kids! fireworks in advance of the Rascal Flatts Rockin’ FORE the Kids concert at Canal Park, which is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.

Ticket can by purchasing in advance online at, by calling the Canal Park box office at 330-253-5153 or by visiting the box office in-person. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-gamedays and 10 a.m. through the end of the game on gamedays.


When: Saturday, July 22 from 5-6 p.m. at Canal Park; Enter through the Suites Lobby

What: Private Meet & Greet, Guaranteed “The Todd” Bobble High Five, Two-Hour All-You-Can-Eat Buffet (6-8 p.m.), Reserved Seat Game Ticket

Akron RubberDucks Homestand Highlights – July 20-26

THIRSTY THURSDAY, July 20 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels - presented by Yuengling & ESPN Cleveland

Probables: Richmond – RHP Tyler Herb (1-0, 6.55) vs. Akron – LHP Tanner Tully (1-0, 0.00)

Irish Heritage Night

George Michael Tribute Fireworks, presented by: CANAPI HIV Prevention Services

Thirsty Thursday, presented by Yuengling & ESPN Cleveland - Enjoy $1 Yuengling Lager drafts and fountain sodas!

FIREWORKS FRIDAY, July 21 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels - presented by 98.1 KDD & Akron Beacon Journal

Probables: Richmond – RHP Sam Coonrod (3-8, 4.29) vs. Akron – LHP Luis Lugo (4-6, 5.42)

Used Car Giveaway presented by DeMarini’s University Roo-Thru – Fans 16 & older (with valid driver’s license) can enter to win a new used car. Three lucky fans will be selected from the entries and the winner who holds the key that starts the car will drive it home!

Main Street Festival – Join us for a pre-game Main Street Festival from 5-7 p.m. with inflatables, live music, face painting, and a classic car show!

Fireworks Friday presented by: 98.1 KDD & Akron Beacon Journal

AC/DC Fireworks, presented by Medical Mutual of Ohio

Electric Blue Fridays, presented by FirstEnergy – Your RubberDucks sport their electric blue jerseys every Friday home game during the 2017 season.

GIVEAWAY SATURDAY, July 22 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels - presented by your Northern Ohio Honda Dealers & 97.5 WONE

Probables:  Richmond – LHP Nate Reed (1-1, 7.36) vs. Akron – LHP Matt Whitehouse (5-4, 3.84)

Scrubs Night

Giveaway Saturday, presented by your Northern Ohio Honda Dealers & 97.5 WONE - Every Saturday home game will feature a different giveaway for the first 1,000 fans in attendance. These are our most popular days of the week, so make sure you get to the ballpark early!

"The Todd" Bobble High Five Giveaway (first 1,000 fans)** presented by Summa Health

Robert Maschio Appearance - VIP Meet & Greet packages are available for $46 online or by calling (330) 253-5151. The VIP package includes your game ticket, early entry to the ballpark through the suite lobby at 5 p.m., a guaranteed "The Todd" bobble high five (distributed at the meet & greet), and a 2-hour AYCE picnic from 6-8 p.m. in the McDonald's Family Territory.

Rockin' FORE the Kids! Fireworks, presented by Summa Health

SUNDAY FAMILY FUNday, July 23 at 2:05 p.m. vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels - presented by Akron Children's Hospital & KIDJAM! Radio - powered by The Summit

Probables: Richmond – RHP Cory Taylor (3-8, 4.70) vs. Akron - LHP Thomas Pannone (5-1, 2.54)

Annual RubberDucks Comicon, presented by State and Federal Communications - Come out for free comic books, dress up like your favorite superheroes and even meet your favorite superheroes on this fun day at the ballpark!

Family FUNday, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital & KIDJAM! Radio – powered by The Summit - Family FUNday at the RubberDucks is a great way to spend time with your family! Play catch on the field before the game, get player autographs, enjoy a $2 hot dog and so much more!

Kids Run the Bases, presented by Safelite Auto Glass - After the game, all kids are welcome to head onto the field and run the bases - just like after hitting a home run!

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME MONDAY, July 24 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies - presented by 94.9 WQMX

Probables: Binghamton – TBA vs. Akron – RHP Matt Esparza (5-2, 3.62)

Charity Begins at Home presented by 94.9 WQMX feat. Dragon Dream Team

TWO FOR TUESDAY, July 25 DOUBLEHEADER begins at 5:05 p.m. vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies - presented by Acme Fresh Market & 1590 WAKR

**NOTE – SPECIAL 5:05 P.M. DOUBLEHEADER (two seven-inning games). GATES at 4:30 p.m.

"We're Not Worthy!" Cult Movie Classics featuring "Wayne's World"

Acme Fresh Market Two For Tuesday Offer –Show your Acme Fresh Market Savings Card at the box office for a buy one, get one reserved seat ticket offer!

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY, July 26 at 12:05 p.m. vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies - presented by Summa Health & 640 WHLO

Big Splash Day (12:05pm start)

Bring your bathing suits to Canal Park and be prepared to get soaked! The wet zone will be between the Team Shop and the Tiki Bar with a fire hose, water balloons, sprinklers, and squirt guns!

Wellness Wednesday, presented by Summa Health & 640 WHLO - Every Wednesday home game will be filled with fun ways to stay active and get healthy! Kids can compete to be the Active Kid of the Game and all fans can count their steps around the ballpark against the mascots. Don't forget to check out our Healthy Selects Menu for healthy food options around the ballpark.


Friday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets just $5 with proceeds benefitting the Summa Health Foundation