Woodbridge, VA---Following a 2012 season in which Uncle Slam, the official mascot of the Potomac Nationals, was injured during a front office fire in late June, the renewed Slam was unveiled to the public Saturday at Wegmans in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center.
The revamped Uncle Slam was introduced to the P-Nats' faithful at this special event which featured Slam interacting with Nationals fans, taking pictures, signing autographs, and flaunting his new look to Wegmans customers up and down the aisles.
Uncle Slam was so excited to usher in the 2013 season he even went outside to wave at vehicles passing by, while helping customers with their groceries.
Children enjoyed a coloring station set up to the backdrop of balloons that included an outline of the brand new Uncle Slam version 2013. Young ones were able to sign up for Uncle Slam's Kids Club and receive a courtesy Uncle Slam Piggy Bank presented by: TD Bank.
P-Nats staff members blanketed the Wegmans shopping store with 2013 pocket schedules, season ticket and mini plan information, and answered questions about Uncle Slam's off-season progress, the upcoming '13 P-Nats promotional schedule, and the new stadium project slated for the 2015 campaign.
"We received an unbelievable response from the fans who attended the unveil of Uncle Slam. It was a great time for all on Saturday and Wegmans did a terrific job of hosting us. Slam can't wait for Opening Night to get here!" said Potomac Nationals Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud.
To see an entire album of pictures from Uncle Slam's unveiling on the P-Nats Official Facebook Page click on the link under the "Related Content" section within this article.
Be sure to catch Uncle Slam's 2013 debut on Opening Night, April 5th as the P-Nats host the defending Carolina League Champion, Lynchburg Hillcats (Atlanta Braves) at 7:05pm.
For season tickets and mini plans to come see the Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium, call 703-590-2311 to speak to a P-Nats ticket representative.
Wegmans is a one-stop, specialized mega super market. They believe that good people, working toward common goals, can accomplish anything they set out to do. Wegmans sets their goals to be the very best at serving the needs of the customers.
Wegmans is located at 14801 Dining Way in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, Virginia.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. P-Nats 2013 season tickets and mini plans are on sale now. Renew your season tickets at Pfitzner Stadium for only $50 per seat. Sponsorship opportunities for the '13 season are now available. Plan your corporate outing now in preparation for next season as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the ticket office at 703-590-2311 for more!
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.