Published On: August 25th, 2022

Community members can submit team names until September 2nd

The new Northwoods League expansion team held a public press conference
today at Corbett Field to introduce the league, the North Dakota ownership group, announce the
upcoming Name Your Team Contest, and to discuss plans for the 2023 season and beyond.
“Our ownership group is a North Dakota ownership group and we are proud to be a part of this
state,” said John Bollinger, majority owner of Minot Baseball LLC. “We understand what it
means to be a part of a community, to stick to your word, to work hard and earn your loyalty, and
to take care of the communities we care about.”

Fans are invited to submit a name of the brand new Northwoods League team.
Submissions are open now at and can be submitted until September
2nd. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite name beginning September 12th when the
finalists are announced.

The final team name will be announced on October 20th during a public, community event. Stay
tuned for more information about how to attend this event.

“We’re so excited to see what names the people of Minot come up with,” said Monica Blake,
team General Manager. “We want our fans to love the team name, so we are giving them the
opportunity to help us make that big decision.”

Fans that submit a name in the Name Your Team Contest are registered to win prizes. The
individual with the winning name will receive season tickets for life. Other prizes include a free
5-game package for 2023, inaugural season hats and t-shirts.

The Northwoods League brings to Minot a 30-year reputation of being the proven leader in
summer collegiate baseball with an emphasis on the player and fan experience. Minot Baseball
LLC’s ownership team brings North Dakota ownership along with a reputation for running a
successful baseball team and event company in Bismarck, ND.

Minot Baseball LLC will also have two owners from the Minot community, Jarid Lundeen and
Bryan Vibeto. Both are Minot business owners and Minot natives.

“I think the most exciting part of this whole situation is Minot is going to get something that they
have never gotten before,” said Jarid Lundeen. “Bringing families together and entertaining
them as a group is going to be such a good thing for families in Minot.”

For more information and to submit your team name idea visit today.

Minot Baseball LLC is owned by North Dakotians John Bollinger, Glenn Bosch, Terry Daffinrud, Jarid
Lundeen, Bryan Vibeto and Monica Blake. The organization’s mission is to use FUN to make a difference
in the lives of fans, their families, local businesses, players, and the communities they serve. John, Glenn,
and Terry also own the Bismarck Larks Baseball Team and Funatix Events. The Bismarck Larks were
recognized as the Northwoods League Organization of the Year in 2017 & 2018 and received national
recognition from Front Office Sports as one of the Best Employers in Sports in 2022. Over the past six
seasons, the Larks have created a track record of success, consistently selling out the majority of their
games and creating dozens of well attended family friendly events in the community. In 2022 the Larks
sold over 97.5% of their total available tickets for the season. Funatix Events also helps operate large
scale events with non-profit partners including the BIsmarck Marathon, Mandan Rodeo Days, and the
Bismarck Santa Run along with numerous large scale company picnics and catering events.

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