JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp unveiled their new Shrimp mascot, Scampi, presented by the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, before their home opener Wednesday, April 12, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The new mascot joins returning mascot Southpaw for the Jumbo Shrimp.
Melissa Hahnemann, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, was the mascot naming contest winner. Chosen randomly from among the fans who submitted the name "Scampi" to the contest, she received season tickets and participated in the unveiling ceremony for Scampi Wednesday.
"Scampi seemed like the perfect name for the new Shrimp mascot," said Melissa Hahnemann. "I am looking forwarding to a fun first season for the Jumbo Shrimp!"
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More than 2,000 name submissions for the new mascot were received at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships' 10 locations, www.tombush.com, and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. After a week of fan voting among five finalists, more than half of all votes were cast for Scampi.
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: With their home opener Wednesday, April 12, at 7:05 p.m., the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxshrimp.com.
ABOUT THE TOM BUSH FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS: The Tom Bush Family of Dealerships has been in the automotive business for nearly a century. The late Tom Bush Jr., purchased and opened his first dealership in Jacksonville in 1970. Since that initial Volkswagen store, the Family of Dealerships has grown to include Volkswagen, Mazda, BMW and MINI franchises now under the leadership of Tom's son, John Bush. A fourth generation of family members, John's children, has recently joined the business. Brian Bush is the E-Commerce Manager and Megan Bush Del Pizzo is the Business Development Manager. For more information visit www.TomBush.com.
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