Hoppers to Unveil MegaMascot at Friday Press Conference…..

Posted by Andy Durham on June 12, 2008 at 4:21 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Life-size Bench Featuring Guilford and Miss Babe Ruth Added to NewBridge Bank Park

Greensboro, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers will host a press conference outside the Plaza Entrance at the corner of Eugene and Bellemeade Friday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m. to unveil the newest attraction to NewBridge Bank Park.

Greensboro is set to become the first Minor League Baseball team in the world to have a MegaMascot as the Hoppers have been working with Fun Enterprises to bring a life-sized bench featuring Guilford and Miss Babe Ruth to the ballpark.

The bench will be placed outside the Plaza Entrance for fan to utilize year-round. The area already features several over-sized baseballs, a large multi-level grassy area and a water fountain.

“This is another example of our team trying to enhance the overall fan experience at the ballpark and this is something that can be enjoyed 365 days a year” said Greensboro President and General Manager Donald Moore. “We believe this will be a great addition to our entry and create a great photo opportunity to those coming out the a game or just walking by the park. When people go somewhere they always want to take something home with them and this provides the opportunity to take home a picture and a memory.”

Its presence will allow fans to sit and take pictures with Guilford and Miss Babe Ruth at any time and will put the Grasshoppers’ most recognizable faces prominently on display for all to enjoy.

Fun Enterprises, a company that creates a variety of large sports art pieces, has provided their MegaMascot product to three Major League Baseball teams including the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers; working with Greensboro to create the bench was the first time the company has provided such services to any Minor League Team in the world.
*****from Justin Stottlemyre Hoppers’ media assistant*****


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