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New York's 529 College Savings Plan and the Muckdogs Partnering for Essay Contest

April 29, 2013

The Batavia Muckdogs and New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan have announced that they are once again partnering together with an essay contest for local students and children. The goal of the essay contest is to have kids submit an original essay on the topic of "what would you like to be when you grow up".  The Batavia Muckdogs front office staff will read over all entries, selecting the three (3) most compelling submissions. The three winners and their parents/guardians will then receive complementary tickets to the Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Muckdogs' home game at 7:05pm. In addition to receiving a free ticket, the winners will receive a back-to-school backpack with supplies, courtesy of New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. The three selected winners will also have the opportunity to throw out the honorary first pitches for the game. 

Eligibility:   The contest is open to all children who attend a school in the local communities surrounding Batavia. This includes schools in GeneseeWyoming, Livingston, Monroe, OrleansErie, and Niagara counties.

Contest Period:   Students may enter submissions anytime from this point forward until August 16, 2013. At that point the Batavia Muckdogs front office staff will begin reading submissions and selecting the three (3) winners.

How to Enter:   To enter, participants must submit their essay (approximately 100 words) either by mailing it to Dwyer Stadium or dropping it off at the stadium in person. The mailing address is: Dwyer Stadium, 299 Bank StreetBataviaNY. Along with the essay submission, we ask that participants include their: full name; school; date of birth; and telephone number.

If there are any questions in regards to this contest feel free to contact the Muckdogs front office staff at (585)-343-5454. Also feel free to check out New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan at