U.S. Cellular and Timber Rattlers Present Youth Baseball Takeovers!
By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | May 4, 2018 11:13 AM ET
GRAND CHUTE, WI - U.S. Cellular and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are taking over area youth baseball again this season. This is the third year in a row the Rattlers and U.S. Cellular are teaming up to make a special day for future Rattlers. The first of the scheduled U.S. Cellular Takeovers will be Saturday, May 5 at Memorial Park for Opening Day for Appleton Little League.
Fang's Fanatics and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers promo crew along with staff from the Timber Rattlers and volunteers from U.S. Cellular will bring their high energy and fun in-game promotions to Memorial Park for Appleton Little League's Opening Day at Memorial Park on Saturday, May 5 at 11:30am.
"We are committed to creating a positive impact in the communities where our associates live and work," said Eric Larson, U.S. Cellular's area sales manager in Northern Wisconsin. "By once again teaming up with the Timber Rattlers, we are bringing additional excitement and family fun to three area Little League games. Maybe in the future, we'll see these young athletes playing for the Timber Rattlers or the Brewers."
Timber Rattlers public address announcer Joey D. will announce kids' names prior to each at-bat and the team's production staff will provide walk-up songs as well. The team will bring the Bratzooka!, the Bubble Ball Battle, and the Sub Race Characters and have an array of t-shirt tosses and other in-game surprises. U.S. Cellular volunteers will be distributing customized t-shirts and will also hand out complimentary hot dogs to fans throughout the games.
"We are excited to once again team up with U.S. Cellular to bring our game day experience to these great Youth Baseball Organizations," said Seth Merrill of the Timber Rattlers. "This is a small way to show our gratitude to the countless Youth Baseball Volunteers and Players in the Fox Valley. Our staff always has a great time at these events and we are excited to keep this tradition going."
U.S. Cellular and the Timber Rattlers have scheduled two other Takeovers this summer: June 21 at Plamann Park for Grand Chute Baseball and July 27 at O'Hauser Park for Suburban Athletics.
"As Appleton Little League celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018, we're pumped about the excitement and energy the U.S. Cellular Takeover and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will bring to our Opening Day celebration, propelling us into our next 60 years," said Appleton Little League President Kevin Kostelecky.