(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - He is already being touted as one of Minor League Baseball's most intriguing and fierce new characters, yet the Vancouver Canadians newest addition to the baseball family has no official name.
The Canadians, who return to Scotiabank Field on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:05pm, are calling on fans of all ages to help name their newest, fun-loving character through a 'tongue-in-cheek' promotion pegged as 'Next Top Mascot'.
"We have some incredibly creative and engaging fans that are going to have a lot of fun with this contest," said Canadians president Andy Dunn. "They have a real passion for the history of the game here in Vancouver and asking them to help name our latest character is a fun way to tap into their ideas and get us all excited about another season of Canadians Baseball which is now just weeks away."
The mark, which may look familiar to some, was introduced this past January as a historical tribute to the great baseball history Vancouver has enjoyed out at Scotiabank Field dating back to 1951 when the Capilanos and Mounties took to the field at the base of Queen Elizabeth Park paving the way for the current team's tremendous success.
The Next Top Mascot's name could play off this history or come from a completely different direction. No idea is too outlandish!
Starting Saturday, May 10th, 2014, fans are invited to submit their name suggestion in one of four ways:
- Drop off your entry at the Canadians' box office at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C., now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
- Enter through the Canadians Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #NextTopMascot
- Like the Vancouver Canadians Facebook page, then post your idea with the hashtag
- Follow @vancanadians on Twitter, then tweet your idea with the hashtag
- Submit an email to email@example.com or click here.
The grand prize is a family pack of Canadians' baseball fun, including FOUR Season Tickets to our upcoming 2014 season, FOUR Canadians jerseys featuring the new logo and a chance to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Canadians' game!
If more than one entrant submits the same winning name, the prize-winner will be drawn at random from all winning entrants. The winner will be announced June 1st.
The 2014 baseball season kicks off on June 13th, with the Canadians' home opener on June 18th against the Spokane Indians here at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
About The Vancouver Canadians:
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is a proud affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays organization and remains one of Canada's most recognizable sports brands. Since 1978, the Canadians have played out of historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium and are locally owned and operated by Jake Kerr & Jeff Mooney. The 2013 winner of the John J. Johnson President's Trophy as MILB's most "complete" franchise, the Canadians are the three-time defending Northwest League Champions heading into the 2014 season.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.