Last month, the Kalamazoo Growlers unveiled their first promotion of 2016 – the emoji jersey or "Emojersey" to be worn by players during the August 13th "Emoji Night" game presented by Bronson Sports Medicine. The promotion quickly went viral – first being tweeted by ESPN’s Darren Rovell and ESPN’s SportsCenter, and followed by articles from Cut4 (MLB.com), CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, USA Today and many local news affiliates.
In a nod to 2014's "Salute to Selfie" jersey composed of a fan-submitted photo collage, Growlers fans were allowed to vote for their five favorite emojis to appear on the jersey. With over 1300 votes cast, here are your top 25:
The #1 voted emoji, the sunglass wearing smiley, will appear on the players hats.
Both jersey and hat are available for preorder on the Growlers merchandise page: https://squareup.com/market/kalamazoo-growlers
Fans can guarantee tickets to the team’s top weekend dates of the season by locking in the Growlers new 5-game pack. 5-game packs include the best seats at the team’s five (5) best games with all-you-can-eat food and beverages with guaranteed giveaways. There are two 5-game pack options for fans to choose from and are $69 per package. Fans can buy online by going to http://kalamazoo-growlers.nwltickets.com/Ticket/Packages/. Fans can also call the team’s front office at (269) 492-9966 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fan update is brought to you by Bronson Sports Medicine. With over 30 years of providing sports medicine services in southwest Michigan, Bronson’s team of specialists focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries caused by exercise and sports. Promoting injury prevention through specialized performance training makes Bronson Sports Medicine the leading resource in sports for both before- and after-injury care.
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