Any event can give away a bobble head, but it takes a ball club to give away a funeral.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Allentown-based Triple A affiliate of the Phillies, will offer one lucky fan the burial of their dreams.
Reichel Funeral Home, based outside of Bethlehem, Pa., is sponsoring the give away at the team's Celebration of Life night on Aug. 20. To become eligible for the grand prize, any fan can submit a 200-word essay on their idea of the perfect funeral.
The winner will be announced before the concessions stop serving beer on Aug. 20.
Estimated to be worth about $10,000, the funeral will include a casket, body removal, embalming or cremation, hearse and facility to house funeral services, wake or viewing.
The Northampton Memorial Co. has volunteered a $1,500 headstone, while Richmar Florist threw in a $300 casket bouquet.