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Now accepting nominations for Local Heroes Nights to recognize community leaders

February 26, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2015) - The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, are now accepting nominations for a new "Local Heroes Night" series in 2015. Throughout the season, the Intimidators will be recognizing those who have gone above and beyond for our community by dedicating a night at the ballpark in their honor. Fans can submit nominations online at

*Click here to Nominate a Local Hero*

"There are people in our community that have been a hero in one way or another to those they serve. Teachers and coaches, police officers, firefighters, public servants, religious leaders, volunteers, and so many others have played such an important role in the growth and development of our community. We want to give them a chance to be recognized," said Randy Long, Intimidators General Manager.

Local Heroes will be recognized at an Intimidators home game during the 2015 season with the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, receive premium tickets to the game, and have their contributions to the community celebrated throughout the game. Nominations will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Intimidators open the 2015 season on Thursday, April 9, in Lakewood, N.J., and the team's first home game will be a week later on Thursday, April 16, at CMC-NorthEast Stadium against the Hickory Crawdads. The on-sale date for Single-Game Tickets will be announced within the next week.  

About the Intimidators

The Intimidators are preparing for the 21st season of professional baseball in Kannapolis and 15th as a Chicago White Sox affiliate. Since the team's inception in 1995, a total of 81 players have gone from Kannapolis to the Major Leagues. The Intimidators play at CMC-NorthEast Stadium just off I-85, Exit 63 in Kannapolis. Season tickets, mini-plans, and group ticket packages are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or by visiting the team website at