A team of students from William Wells Brown Elementary who suggested and designed a slap bracelet has won the Lexington Legends Stache Tank competition for their school.
After making a visit to the ballpark last fall, students from three classes, working in teams as part of an economics unit, were asked to generate ideas for a Legends promotional item to be given to fans at a home game this season. Students conducted research, designed products, and then conducted surveys of other students, faculty and administrators to get their reactions.
In a format similar to the television program "Shark Tank," in which would-be entrepreneurs present business ideas to a panel of potential investors, six teams of students from William Wells Brown came to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in January to present their ideas to a panel of judges that included community leaders and Legends officials. Stache Tank is a reference to the Legends' mustache logo.
Students Corlese Allen, Miranda Woods and TiMiya Jones created the winning project. Details on the final product are still being worked out, but the mustache logo will be a prominent part of the bracelet design.
In addition to the slap bracelet, ideas included a backpack, a drinking hat, socks, a miniature bat and sunglasses.
"The students showed great creativity in putting their ideas and presentations together," said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea, who presented certificates to the members of the winning team at a school assembly Friday. "It was a pleasure for us to work with them, and I think the slap bracelet will be a very popular item."
The slap bracelet will be given to the first 1,000 fans who attend the Legends home game Friday, May 13.
For more information about the Legends, visit www.lexingtonlegends.com.
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