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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 1:08pm
EL PASO, TX (KDBC) — El Pasoans can now participate in the Triple-A "Name the Team Contest" through May 24, MountainStar officials announced.
Fans can log-on to www.elpasotriplea.com/nametheteam to enter their ideas for the name of El Paso’s new Triple-A team.
“We have heard from so many fans since the team was announced, and the top question on everyone’s mind is ‘What will our team be called’?” said Alan Ledford, President of MountainStar Sports Group. “We are excited to launch the contest and engage the community to help name El Paso’s team. The team’s name should reflect the fun and irreverence typical of Minor League Baseball, while being truly representative of El Paso – whether it be inspired by the community’s history, unique culture, landscape, or aspirations for the future.”
The entry period will conclude at midnight on May 24, and will be followed by voting in early June, where the top-ranked names will be voted on by the public. The winning name will be announced in mid-August.
The person who submits the winning name will win an exciting grand prize, to include the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in the new El Paso Ballpark, two field-level season tickets for the 2014 season, and a personalized jersey,
Some contest ground rules: you must be 18 to enter and you can only enter a name once. Kids are encouraged to participate, and can do so with the help of a parent or guardian. Those who do not wish to enter online can also submit their name ideas by sending a standard size postcard with name, address, city, state, and zip code, day and evening phone number, and email address to MountainStar Sports Group LLC, Name the Team Contest, 4401 N. Mesa Street, El Paso, Texas, 79902.
“The public’s input in the naming of the team is very important. Again – this is El Paso’s team, so it is critical that El Pasoans have a hand in helping us find the right name,” Ledford said.
Fans are encouraged to visit the Minor League Baseball web site for more information: http://www.milb.com/milb/info/teams.jsp to see a full list of team names and learn more about the spirit and nature of Minor League team names from across the country.