Diamond Dig promises to be a ball

$1,000 gift certificate will be given away at Sunday's Victoria HarbourCats game

Barclays Jewellers owner Geoffery Beattie

Barclays Jewellers owner Geoffery Beattie

There promises to be some furious action behind home plate at this weekend’s Victoria HarbourCats game.

The HarbourCats have teamed up with Barclays Jewellers and Black Press to offer a Diamond Dig during Sunday afternoon’s game at Royal Athletic Park.

All women who come to the 1 p.m. game against the Wenatchee AppleSox will be given a plastic spoon. At the end of the game the women will be led onto the warning track behind home plate where there will be eight piles of dirt.

“We’re going to let them loose on these eight piles and they’re going to dig with their spoons and someone’s going to come out with a ring box,” said Mira Laurence, community relations with the HarbourCats.

There will actually be eight ring boxes buried in the dirt, but only one will contain an actual ring. The woman who finds the box containing the ring will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to Barclays.

Laurence said the promotion has proven popular at other minor league ballparks, and she expects the Diamond Dig to draw a big reaction from the crowd in Victoria.

“It’s a good viewing area so the men in the stands can watch their wives and girlfriends go crazy and dig, dig, dig,” she said.

Laurence hopes promotions like this one will help bring more women out to the park.

“A lot of times moms or women do the planning for the family when it comes to activities,” she said. “This is just kind of a fun way to get more women to the park and it’s just family fun for everybody.”

Along with the June 28 Diamond Dig, Barclays is also sponsoring the Kiss Cam during HarbourCats games.

 

“If you’re the selected kissers, you’re going to be given a $50 gift certificate to Barclays at every one of our home games,” said Laurence.