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Introducing Your Vermont Maple Kings!

It's good to be king for a day...

and that is exactly what we were on Saturday, August 4th! We temporarily adopted the name Vermont Maple Kings, with both logo and uniform, as we paid homage to the Vermont maple sugaring industry.

Now don't get all sappy, it was just for the game! CHAMP is still our lovable mascot, and the following game we returned as the Vermont Lake Monsters. But, on August 4th, the maple industry's efforts and expertise were front and center, as we put on a one-of-a-kind maple themed event at the ballpark focused around education, experience, tasty food and fun!

Why Maple?

Vermont maple syrup is popular the world over, and is a great source of local pride. To honor our remarkable agricultural past, and celebrate our popular maple sugaring industry, the Vermont Lake Monsters changed their name and donned special caps and jerseys for the game on Saturday, August 4th.

Rooted in tradition and naturally good, maple and baseball are two Vermont mainstays. Sugar makers tap sugar maple trees with spouts, and during springtime's warm days and cool nights, the sap flows into the sugar house, where it's boiled to produce naturally sweet, pure Vermont Maple syrup. A Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Vermont Lake Monsters grace the grass at historic Centennial Field, offering a family friendly backdrop where fans of all ages share special moments, and create forever memories.

Vermont is the largest maple producer in the United States, and the Vermont Lake Monsters are Vermont's only professional sports team.