OVER 600 ENTRIES TO DATE FOR “NAME YOUR TEAM” CONTEST
HIGH POINT BASEBALL TO ANNOUNCE TOP NINE NAMES AT JUNE 7TH EVENT
High Point, NC – To date over 600 entries representing upwards of 1,000 names have been suggested for the name of the new High Point Baseball team that will commence play in the Atlantic League in 2019. Fans have until Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 11:59PM to submit as many names as they like. Fans who enter online and ultimately suggest the final team name will be eligible to enter a drawing for a number of prizes including 2019 season tickets. Fans who enter online will also be eligible to pre-order a baseball cap and t-shirt at a reduced rate to ensure they are the first to don the brand spanking new merchandise once it is available.
On Thursday, June 7th at 6:00PM at the construction site on the corner or North Elm Street and Gatewood Avenue in downtown High Point the first of five BB&T Point Progress Parties (see logo embedded below) will take place. This free community wide celebration will reveal both the Top Nine (9) Names and the Non-Top Nine (9) Names. Nine (9) lucky fans who submitted one of the final Top Nine (9) Names will be part of the spectacle as they will be invited on stage and “open the envelope” to reveal their name much like a Hollywood awards show. On Thursday, June 14th, the list will be reduced to the Serious Six (6) Names based upon online fan voting during the previous week. On Thursday, June 21st, the list will be reduced to the Big & Final Three (3) Names based upon online fan voting during the previous week. On Thursday, June 28th, the final name will be announced.
“We have been overwhelmed by the surge of names from A to Z that the baseball fans throughout the state of North Carolina have submitted”, said Ken Lehner, President of High Point Baseball. “We look forward to sharing the Top Nine Names on June 7th at our first BB&T Point Progress Party.”
Each BB&T Point Progress Party will have a theme, as well as, tours to a specific spot on the construction site. Tours will commence at 6:30PM and 7:15PM on Thursday, June 7th and will lead fans to the future home dugout where you can take as many photos as you would like. If you take the tour and then post a photo on your favorite social media platform, you will be eligible for a free drink at the BB&T Point Progress Party that will be in full swing from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. The additional dates for the BB&T Point Progress Parties are July 12th, August 2nd, September 6th and October 4th. The themes and tour destinations for those BB&T Point Progress Parties will be announced closer to each party date.
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