Jumbo Shrimp hold Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest

Students have a chance to win free tickets to April 15 game for entire class and a classroom visit by either Scampi or Southpaw

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | February 8, 2019 10:12 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - To help celebrate the start of Black History Month, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking students what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech means to them. The club's essay contest will reward the winning students with free tickets for their entire class to attend the Jumbo Shrimp's Jackie Robinson Day game at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 15, as well as a classroom visit by either Scampi or Southpaw.

 

The Jumbo Shrimp's essay contest is open to all K-12 students in Duval County, Clay County and St. Johns County. Submissions will be divided into three categories (Grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, respectively). All entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 to win@jaxshrimp.com, and must include the student's name, age, grade and school.

 

Following the submission process, each category will have their respective winners notified by email and announced on Friday, March 1.

 

For any questions regarding the Jumbo Shrimp's Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech essay contest, please contact Director of Community Relations Andrea Williams at andrea@jaxshrimp.com.

 

UP NEXT: Opening Day for the Jumbo Shrimp in 2019 is Thursday, April 4, against the Jackson Generals at the Baseball Grounds Jacksonville. Season tickets, mini plans, and corporate outings are on sale now. Visit www.jaxshrimp.com or phone 904-358-2846 to secure yours today.

 

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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