Join us at the free unveil event with Minnesota Twins alum Glen Perkins and Larks Head Coach Sean Repay.
The Bismarck Larks are hosting their third annual Winter Warm Up event on Thursday, March 21, at the Family Wellness Center in Mandan, N.D. The event is free to the public and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).
Fans will have the chance to finally meet the team’s new female mascot presented by H.A. Thompson & Sons. Former Minnesota Twin Glen Perkins and Larks head coach Sean Repay will speak and sign autographs. The Larks will also have their bounce house running and merchandise will be available.
Earlier this year, the Larks and H.A. Thompson & Sons gave fans the opportunity to help choose the new mascot’s name. The final four names selected from over 500 submissions were Louise, Mary Lou, Meadow and Merifeather Lewis. You can vote below for your favorite name from the top four. The first person who submitted the winning name will win four American Bank Center Suite Seat tickets to a Larks game this summer.
“Fans and Clark are really excited to meet our new mascot,” Larks general manager John Bollinger said. “We received so many great, fun submissions and we can’t wait to officially introduce her to the community.”
Bollinger is also excited to bring in Glen Perkins, a three-time MLB All Star and Minnesota Twins alumni, and Larks Head Coach Sean Repay.
“Glen is the most recent Twins alumni we’ve ever had and should be fun hearing what he has to say about the team’s upcoming season,” said Bollinger. “We’re so thankful for our relationship with the Twins organization.”
Repay has been the head coach of the Bismarck Larks since their inaugural season and led the team to the playoffs in 2018. Coach Repay will be unveiling a few new Larks players for the 2019 season.
These are the final 4 names!
Meadow. Submitted by Wanda Oster*
Meadow quickly became the most popular name submitted by fans during the first round of the mascot naming contest. Meadow symbolizes the state bird of North Dakota, the Western Meadowlark.
Louise. Submitted by Tanya Engelhart*
In 1804, Clark and his partner Lewis set off on expedition across the country to study plants, animals and geography. It’s now time for OUR Clark to join his partner Louise on their own expedition to discover FUN at the ballpark and in the community.
Merifeather Lewis. Submitted by Steven Chmielewski*
Merifeather Lewis comes from the classic spin-off of William Clark’s expedition partner, Meriweather Lewis. But as the name states, Merifeather will be covered in black and yellow FEATHERS from her head to her toe.
Mary Lou. Submitted by Clark Gion*
Clark hasn’t met his new lady friend quite yet, but when he does — we can already hear Clark whistling “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson.
What will her name be? Help us find out…