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Minor League Baseball Team Giving Away Free Funeral

Have you ever been to McCoy Stadium to watch the Pawtucket Red Sox on Bat Night or Back Pack Night? Minor league baseball teams have all kinds of fun giveaways and events to get fans out to the ballpark.

But the Lehigh Valley IronPigs have come up with possibly the weirdest giveaway ever. They are planning to give away a free funeral to one lucky fan at an upcoming game. The Yahoo! Sports blog ThePostGame reports that the IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, will be giving out one $10,000 funeral or memorial package during the August 20th game, which they’re calling a “Celebration of Life.”


The package includes a casket, embalming or cremation, the services of a funeral director and staff, a hearse and facility for funeral services, a headstone and a spray of flowers for the casket. To register, fans are asked to submit an essay of 200 words or less describing their ideal funeral and why they deserve it. IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes is calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime giveaway”.

We just hope you don’t have to use it by the end of the year?



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