The Northwoods League Fantasy Baseball game began its second season on Monday, June 6th and fans can build their rosters now. The mid-season Grand Prize includes a once in a lifetime experience with Hall of Famer Paul Molitor at the 2011 Northwoods League All-Star Game in Wisconsin Rapids. The top scoring fantasy team each week is also eligible for a great prize. The fantasy game is free, easy to play, and a great way to learn about current and former Northwoods League players.
Fort he first half of the 10-week season all fantasy players will be entered into a random drawing for a Grand Prize that include two VIP tickets to all 2011 Northwoods League All-Star Game Events on July 17-18 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Plus that Grand Prize winner will be seated at the same table as Paul Molitor for the All-Star Luncheon on Monday, July 18th and receive autographed memorabilia from the baseball Hall of Famer. The winner also will appear on the video broadcast of the All-Star Game. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced the week of July 4th.
To play the Northwoods League Fantasy Baseball game, log on to www.northwoodsleague.com and click on “Fantasy”. After a simple registration, you’ll be ready to build your roster. Participants will choose teams on a weekly basis made up of active Northwoods League alumni and current Northwoods League players. Rosters must be set prior to Monday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time each week. The teams will be comprised of one Major League alumnus, one in Triple-A, one in Double-A, one in Single-A and two current Northwoods League players. The winner will be determined by the participant whose team hits the most home runs in that given week using a weighted system. The weighted system will count one for a Major League home run, two for a minor-league home run (AAA, AA, A) and three for a home run hit by a current Northwoods League player.
Top weekly scorers are eligible for the weekly prize of four all-you-can-eat and drink tickets (a value of approximately $120) to any game in the Northwoods League OR a Northwoods League polo shirt or sweatshirt. In the event of a first place tie, one of the first place finishers will be randomly chosen to receive the prize.
The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America.