Growlers to Hold a Name the Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers to hold the Meijer #NameYourMascot Contest

Kalamazoo, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot.

The Meijer #NameYourMascot competition will begin immediately to find the best name idea for the newest member of the Growlers family. Participants can send in their name submission and reasoning behind it via the contest form on Fans can also submit a name using the Meijer #NameYourMascot hashtag or mentioning the Growlers on Twitter @kzoogrowlers.

The winner of the contest will receive these exclusive benefits for the year:
1. Mascot lawn mowing services for a day
2. Mascot driveway snow removal appearance
3. Mascot Valentine’s Day Flower delivery to your sweetheart
4. Mascot birthday party appearance
5. $100 Meijer shopping spree with the new Mascot

The team held a similar contest earlier this offseason called the #NameYourTeam contest. Kalamazoo submitted their ideas and they were narrowed down to the Growlers, Kangaroos, Clutch, Cabbies, and Kraken. Growlers won the vote and became the team’s official name in November after it was selected by over 80% of voters.

The name will be announced at an official unveiling event at a date to be determined later this spring.


The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit