Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers unveil “Food Fight Nights”
Kalamazoo, Mich. – Southwest Michigan is going to see a good old fashioned schoolyard fight this summer. A food fight that is.
The Kalamazoo Growlers and the Battle Creek Bombers, Northwoods League rivals separated by just 30 miles, announced a new promotion deemed "Food Fight Nights" presented by the OnStaff Group with each team re-branding and donning unique uniforms for select games in each city this season.
Fans of the Northwoods League affiliate have the opportunity to decide what food item their respective city with represent during the team's games with each team announcing their three choices. Fans can pick up their own version of the winning hat for free by stopping into OnStaff and signing up or referring a friend. These hats will not be sold in the Growlers merchandise store.
Those choices are:
- Corn Dogs
Both teams are known for their unique promotions over the years. The Growlers garnered national attention this past season with their "Emojersey Night" and the "Salute to Selfie Jersey" that won Ballpark Digest’s Promotion of the Year in 2014. The Bombers received national recognition over the past two season for the team's "Fruity Pebbles Jersey" and "Elf Jersey".
Each team is hosting a fan vote on their respective websites at www.growlersbaseball.com & www.battlecreekbombers.com. The teams also announced that they would be hosting food specials of the chosen items in their respective cities during their games against each other.
The votes will be tallied and the chosen team names and the official jerseys will be revealed on Thursday, April 27.
Fans that vote will automatically be entered to win:
- A free jersey and hat of the chosen team name
- A year's supply of the food item (1 meal per week)
The team's scheduled "Food Fight" games against each other are:
- June 1, 7:05pm- Kalamazoo @ Battle Creek
- July 28, 7:05pm- Battle Creek @ Kalamazoo
Fans can vote for Kalamazoo's team name by filling out the form below. To vote for Battle Creek's team name, click here:
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.growlersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.