Des Moines, IA - Iowa Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a finalist for a Central Iowa Sports Award sponsored by the Des Moines Area Sports Commission and Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau. Rizzo is one of four finalists for Professional Athlete of the Year. I-Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair won the award last year.
Voting is open to the public through Sunday, February 10. Fans can log onto facebook.com/catchdesmoines to cast their ballot. Rizzo is up against Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, Iowa Crush quarterback Jennifer McIntire, and NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in the pro athlete category.
The Iowa Cubs open the 2013 season on Thursday, April 4 at Albuquerque and the home opener at Principal Park will be Friday, April 12 at 7:05 against the Isotopes. Season ticket packages are available by calling (515) 243-6111 or find more information online at iowacubs.com.
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