BURLINGTON, VT --- The Vermont Lake Monsters and Northwestern Urgent Care are teaming up to reward nine kids in the community with a once in a lifetime experience with a new community program called the "Little Lake Monsters" Community All-Star Team.
Both organizations believe strongly in doing the right things and living a healthy lifestyle. From June 16th - July 6th, kids (between the ages of 5 to 12 years old) will be allowed to register online and submit their answers to three (3) questions for their chance to be selected as one of this years Little Lake Monsters.
Children will be asked to submit answers to questions focusing on sportsmanship, healthy lifestyles, and community. A committee will select the nine children based on their answers and experiences that they have written about.
Each of the nine children selected will be rewarded with an experience that will show what it is like to live the day in the life of a professional baseball player. Each of the nine children will be rewarded and anointed the "Little Lake Monsters" and on August 22nd experience the opportunity of a lifetime where they will:
* Be announced at a press conference where they will be presented with their own custom Vermont Lake Monsters jersey (name and number) and official cap
* Be signed to a one-day promotional contract with the Vermont Lake Monsters
* Take a limousine from the press conference to historic Centennial Field
* Have the chance to take batting practice with the Vermont Lake Monsters
* Be introduced to the crowd, recognized for their community efforts, and presented with their pay for they day, which will in turn be donated to a charitable organization
* Throw out a ceremonial first pitch on August 22nd
* Run out on the field for the National Anthem with the Vermont Lake Monsters team
* Have the chance to sit in the dugout with the team for an inning during the game
* Be presented with their very own Vermont Lake Monsters baseball card, which will also be the giveaway for that evening's game
"All of the things that we are rewarding the kids with are things that we in the business take for granted," said Nate Cloutier, Lake Monsters General Manager. "Things like throwing out a first pitch or getting up close and personal with the team, may not mean much to some of us, but these are experiences that can change the lives of kids and create lifelong memories. We are trying to create an association with being rewarded for doing the right things. We are thrilled to have found a partner in Northwestern Medical Center, who believes in the same values that we do."
"Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to team up with the Vermont Lake Monsters to celebrate kids' efforts to be healthy and encourage families to adopt healthier lifestyles," said Jill Berry Bowen, NMC's Chief Executive Officer. "By improving health in Vermont, we all win."
Free Press Media is a proud media sponsor for both the event and program.
Click here to register for the chance to be a part of this year's Little Lake Monsters Community All Star Team
Paul Stanfield is the Media Relations Director for the Vermont Lake Monsters.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.