Hornsby Makes Special Deliveries For Valentine’s Day
Hornsby made Valentine’s Day a memorable one for a number of Drillers fans last week. Our big blue Cupid delivered Valentine’s Day gifts all over the Tulsa metro area. Gifts included a dozen long-stem roses and a pair of Field Reserve tickets to both Opening Night (April 12) and the 2012 Texas League All-Star Game at ONEOK Field (June 28).
|Hornsby surprises Jennifer Anderson with her Valentine’s gift. (Brian Hilliard)|
Hornsby surprised unsuspecting individuals at home and at work from Chouteau to Bixby with roses, tickets, a bull hug, and a big smooch. “People were very surprised and some even a bit embarrassed when they realized Hornsby was there to deliver flowers to them,” said Game Entertainment Manager Justin Gorski.
2012 marked the first year the Drillers and Hornsby have offered a Valentine’s-themed package. “Overall, Hornsby’s Valentine deliveries were a huge success,” said Gorski. “Every person we surprised had the biggest smile on their face and we received fantastic feedback from the senders.”
Hornsby delivered a whopping 31 gifts in all on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but those weren’t nearly enough to fulfill all the requests he received. This one-of-a-kind offer sold out within five days; 18 deliveries were scheduled within the first 48 hours this offer was available.
Travel and time constraints limited the number of visits Hornsby made during his three-day road trip. But changes are in place for Valentine’s Day 2013 that will accommodate the high demand for our blue buddy.
“Hornsby and his crew had such a great time seeing the joy they were bringing to the recipients,” Gorski said. “We need to let more people join in on the fun!”