BURLINGTON, VT --- Minor League Baseball has announced today that the Vermont Lake Monsters' "Little Lake Monsters Community All Stars" program has won their Promotion of the Month for August/September.
The program, presented by Northwestern Urgent Care, named nine winners based on their answers to three questions that focused on sportsmanship, living a healthy lifestyles and community. Each of the winners were rewarded with an experience of a lifetime, and saw what it was like to be a professional baseball player for a day. The promotion held a four-week entry period, and culminated with the event day on Friday, August 22nd at historic Centennial Field.
During each month of the 2014 season, Minor League Baseball recognizes one promotion as the Promotion of the Month. Organizations that are named Promotion of the Month winners are be automatically designated as a finalist for a Golden Bobblehead Award, presented at the Promotional Seminar in Oklahoma City.
Each of the winners:
• Signed a one-day promotional baseball contract at a press conference at the Free Press Media's headquarters, where they received their very own custom Lake Monsters jersey and cap. Their contracts were signed by Oakland's Athletics Vice President and General Manager, Billy Beane, and they were represented by Vermont's own, professional sports agent, Jamie Murphy, whose agency represents several Major League players, such as Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria, Nick Markakis, Tim Hudson, Mark Ellis, and several other professional baseball players
• Took a limousine from the press conference to Centennial Field, where they met the Vermont Lake Monsters team and took batting practice, infield, and ran the bases with the team
• Threw out a ceremonial first pitch
• Joined the Lake Monsters on the field for the National Anthem
• Sat in the dugout during the game
• Received their very own custom Vermont Lake Monsters baseball card, which was a giveaway for the fans on the night of the game
•In the spirit of the promotion, each of the kids donated and paid forward their $50 salary for the day to their local United Way
For more information on the Vermont Lake Monsters community efforts, please visit the Community tab at here on the website.
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