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Published On: January 26th, 2018

BATTLE CREEK, MI – Minor league baseball teams are known for their unique promotions. You’ve probably received a bobblehead or watched the team play in a crazy promotional jersey, but you’ve probably never thought about being the bobblehead or having your face on a jersey.

Well, the Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers are each giving one lucky fan a chance at hosting a promotional night in their honor with the announcement of “15 Minutes of Fame Night”.  The teams will each rename themselves after a fan and provide memorable experiences all in their honor.

The winner of the contest will receive:

  • A bobblehead in their likeness

  • Their face and name on the team jerseys and hats for the night

  • Officially signed to a one day contract

  • Game night autographs for fans, first pitch and more

To be entered into the “15 Minutes of Fame” contest, fans need to fill out the form below. After submissions are taken, 2 fans from each team will be chosen and then voted by the fans via the team’s social media channels.

The teams will play each other in their respective cities on June 1st in Kalamazoo, MI and June 2nd in Battle Creek, MI. 

The Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers are known for their unique promotions.  The Growlers won Ballpark Digest’s 2014 Promotion of the Year for the Salute to Selfie Jersey where the team wore jerseys covered in fan selfies.  The Bombers are more recently known for their unique concession items like the Twinkie Dog along with their Fruity Pebbles jerseys honoring their Cereal City history.

Managing Partner Brian Colopy said, “Just when you think we can’t go any weirder our staff comes up with this. I can’t wait to see these uniforms.”

Submissions are open until February 9th. Enter to win:


The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.