Express announce top three names for new mascot
Eau Claire, Wis. – After a week of many name submissions for the new mascot of the Eau Claire Express, three have been chosen for a fan vote to determine the character’s name. The new mascot unveiling will be a key event in kicking off the team’s 10th Anniversary season in the Northwoods League. The winner will receive a General Admission season ticket and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony.
While the design of the new mascot will be kept confidential until Opening Night, the team did reveal last week that the concept for the design would be similar to that of its current mascot, Trax.
The three names that will be part of the fan vote are Trix, Diamond and Ruby. There is an online link to the poll that will administer the final vote. That link can be found below and also on the Eau Claire Express Facebook and Twitter pages. Voting will run until May 21. The winning name will be announced on May 22 and the mascot will make its official debut on Opening Night. The winner of the contest will be selected at random from those fans who submitted the winning name.
The Express begin their 10th season of play in the Northwoods League on Tuesday, May 27 versus the Lakeshore Chinooks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM with gates opening at 5:30. Season tickets, voucher packs and single-game tickets are on sale now. To subscribe to the Express schedule on your internet and/or phone calendar and have it be updated with any changes in promotions and game times, click the link below.
The Eau Claire Express 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 www.eauclaireexpress.com.