Battle Creek, 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 had the opportunity to decide what food item their respective city will 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 texting “Jobs2” to 51660 and showing their text in stadium or at an OnStaff location. These hats will be available in mid-May and will not be sold in the Bombers merchandise store.
The winning Battle Creek jersey is… the Burritos! The Bombers players will don these jerseys for “Food Fight Night” in Battle Creek on June 24 and in Kalamazoo on July 28.
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."
The Battle Creek Bombers 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.battlecreekbombers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bombers as your favorite team.