Blue Rocks Announce 2017 Holiday Card Contest Winner

Fifth Grader From Assumption B.V.M. School Chosen Out of Hundreds of Entries

By Kevin P. Linton / Wilmington Blue Rocks | November 27, 2017 3:25 PM

Wilmington, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks are excited to announce the winner of the 16th Annual Holiday Card Contest. Hundreds of entries were received, but unfortunately, there could be only one winner. After a tough decision process, Rocky Bluewinkle, Mr. Celery and the rest of the Holiday Card Contest Committee decided that the overall winner was Dafne Ruiz, a 5th Grader from Assumption B.V.M. School in West Grove, PA. Her artwork will be featured on the cover of the Wilmington Blue Rocks Holiday Card. Dafne will be rewarded with a ceremonial first pitch and 10 tickets to a 2018 Blue Rocks game.

The Blue Rocks also selected honorable mention recipients, whose artwork will be displayed on the back of the Holiday Card. The art teachers of the winner and honorable mention designers will be contacted by a Blue Rocks representative in the next week. Those garnering honorable mentions honors are:

Dante Fortebuono
1st Grade
Loomis Elementary School
Broomall, PA

Chase McCullin
1st Grade
St. Elizabeth Elementary School
Wilmington, DE

Isabel Azamar
2nd Grade
Mannington Elementary School
Salem, NJ

Jackson Emel
3rd Grade
Mannington Elementary School
Salem, NJ


Katharine Wolfe
4th Grade
Assumption B.V.M. School
West Grove, PA


Oliva Foster
5th Grade
Gateway Lab School
Wilmington, DE


The Wilmington Blue Rocks would like to thank all those who entered. Entries were received from students in Kindergarten through 5th grade from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

Each entrant will be rewarded with two (2) tickets to a Blue Rocks game in 2018 as a thank you for participating. The tickets will be mailed to the participating teachers by February.

Season seats for the 2018 season are on sale now, with group packages available beginning November 9. For more information please call 302-888-BLUE or visit the team's website at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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