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-Wierdest Giveaway Ever?

Minor league baseball teams have all kinds of fun giveaways and events to get fans out to the ballpark. But one Pennsylvania team has come up with possibly the weirdest giveaway ever, planning to award a free funeral to one lucky fan at an upcoming game. The Yahoo! Sports blog ThePostGame reports that the Lehigh Valley 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" and "the most highly-coveted 'out-of-the-box' promotion in IronPigs history."


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