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.

What made his deliveries extra special were the mini photo shoots Hornsby had with everyone. Check out a few slideshows from Hornsby’s deliveries here, here, and here.

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!”

Follow Hornsby on Twitter @TheRealHornsby. Pre-season ticket plans are still available. Call (918) 744-5901 or visit us online to find out more.

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