Published On: January 15th, 2010

Wisconsin Rapids Baseball is excited to announce the finalists in their “Name the Hometown Team” contest.  The name of the team will be determined via a private vote at starting at 9am on Friday, January 15th.  Fans will be able to vote for their favorite finalist one time per fan through 11:00pm on Wednesday, January 20th.  Here are the finalists in alphabetical order:

  • Boggers
  • Papermakers
  • Rafters
  • Red Fox
  • River Rats
  • Woodpeckers
  • Wranglers

The team’s identity will be released at a press conference on Wednesday, January 27th at Hotel Mead starting at 6:30pm that will be open to the public.  The contest, which started on December 16th, generated over 800 names for the team to date. 

The press conference will feature a small taste of what fans can expect when they venture out to Witter Field for a game this summer.  There will be free ballpark food, soda and, yes, FREE TURKEY LEGS at the event, which will be one of the several great food options at the ballpark in 2010. 

Several prizes will be awarded at the event, including: 

  • A pair of 2010 Season Tickets for the fan who was the first to recommend the winning name.
  • A 9-game pack for anyone who submitted the winning name.
  • A prize for most unique name submittal.
  • A prize for the best story behind a name submittal.
  • A prize for the largest number of different submittals.

 A full menu of ticket options, pricing, packages and more will be unveiled during the event as well.  Season Tickets and 9-game plans will go on sale for the first time at the event.  The Rapids Baseball Franchise will play a 70 game schedule with 35 home games in 2010.  Opening Day at Witter Field is scheduled for June 6 at 6:05 vs the Eau Claire Express.

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