MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (FEBRUARY 27, 2015) - The Myrtle Beach Herald released its "Readers' Choice Awards" on Friday, and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, were named "Best Family Attraction."
The award is one of many that the Pelicans have garnered over the past year. The Carolina League awarded the Pelicans the "Complete Franchise Award from the Carolina League" along with the "Marketing and Promotional Award;" the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce gave the Pelicans the "Community Service Award;" Ballpark Digest gave the Pelicans the "Promotion of the Year" award; and the Grand Strand Happening named the Pelicans "Best Family Outing."
Stadium Journey Magazine also continued to recognize the Pelicans ballpark experience, giving it top honors in the Carolina League, a fourth-place spot in Minor League Baseball, and number 32 ranking in all of sports in their most recent rankings.
This is the first year that the Pelicans have won the Readers' Choice Award for "Best Family Attraction."
The Readers' Choice Awards is an annual poll that was open to readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald using a new online voting system that helped create the largest number of voting entries in the newspaper's history.
The Pelicans were one of twenty award winners in the "Entertainment" category. Other categories include: Auto; Beauty and Wellness; Food and Drink; Health and Medical; Home and Garden; Pets; Professional Services; Real Estate; Recreation, Leisure & Sports; and Shopping.
A full list of the winners can be found in a special supplement in the Myrtle Beach Herald in the February 27, 2015 edition and also available for online viewing at www.MyHorryNews.com.
The 2015 season marks the 17th season for the franchise and first as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2015, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.