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Kingfish Introduce Elvis to the Community

Announce “Elvis For King Campaign” Featuring More Than 30 Local Appearances Before Opening Day on May 31

Kenosha, Wis. – In front of a standing room crowd Festival Foods in Kenosha, the Kenosha Kingfish unveiled the new face of the team, its mascot, King Elvis the First. Clad in white nylon jumpsuit with sparkly gold trim, the six and a half foot tall, wobbly King Elvis is ready to meet and greet fans of all ages in Kenosha and surrounding communities. Elvis signed autographs, posed for photos and passed out Kingfish crowns to the approximately 150 guests in attendance.

Like any good mascot, Elvis speaks only through actions and gestures and not in words. Therefore, Kingfish General Manager, Jake McGhee, spoke on behalf of the fuzzy and friendly character. “Elvis is excited to finally meet the people of Kenosha,” McGhee said. “He looks forward to being an integral part of the community and adding to the lively game day atmosphere at Simmons Field starting on May 31.“

In the spirit of election season, the Kingfish also announced the “Elvis For King” Campaign. Between now and May 31, Elvis will be canvassing the area with public appearances. Elvis currently has more than 30 community events scheduled with more to be added. Elvis will appear free of charge at any public event and adds energy and excitement to any gathering. If you would like Elvis’ campaign to stop at your event please call Stephanie VanDerBunt at 262.653.0900 or steph@kingfishbaseball.com.

If you would like to show your support for Elvis’ campaign, yard signs will be available at the Kingfish office, free of charge, starting at 8:30 amTuesday morning. The office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha.

 Here is a list of Elvis’ campaign stops in the next 60 days:

 UW-Parkside Walk Across America: April 1st at 7:00 PM

Franklin Highland Hot Dog Cookoff: April 4th at 12:00 PM

Just Add Kids Expo: April 5th at 9:00 AM

Dimensions of Learning Academy: April 7th at 8:00 AM

Bose Elementary: April 8th at 8:00 AM

Stocker Elementary: April 9th at 7:30 AM

Jeffery Elementary: April 10th at 7:00 PM

Vernon Elementary: April 11th at 9:00 AM

KTEC Awards Assembly: April 11th at 1:00 PM

KAFASI Breakfast: April 12th at 10:00 AM

Beer & Cheese Festival at The Brat Stop: April 12th at 1:00 PM

Scoops Ice Cream: April 13th at 1:00 PM

Jefferson Elementary: April 15th at 8:00 AM

Forrestal Elementary: April 16th at 8:30 AM

Antioch Easter Parade: April 19th at 10:00 AM

Simmons Field – UW-Parkside vs. UW-Milwaukee Baseball Game: April 22nd at 7:00 PM

Simmons Field – Y-Link Kickball Event: April 23rd at 5:00 PM

Lakeland Little League Picture Day: April 26th at 9:00 AM

Racine Fair Grounds, Union Grove Home & Garden Show: April 26th at 11:00 AM

Mahone Middle School, MS Walk: April 27th at 8:00 AM

Salem School: April 30th at 1:30 PM

First Friday: May 2nd at 11:00 AM

Simmons Field – Seat Selection and Ballpark Tours: May 3rd at 2:00 PM

Stocker Elementary: May 7th at 5:00 PM

Simmons Field – 7-Game Package Holder Food Tasting: May 10th at 12:00 PM

Simmons Field – Hot Dog Drive-In: May 27th at 11:00 AM

Giese Elementary: May 29th at 2:00 PM

Relay for Life of Union Grove: May 30th at 6:00 PM

Salem Family 5k: May 31st at 8:30 AM

KINGFISH HOME OPENER: May 31st at 6:05 PM

All times and dates are subject to change. More events will be announced in the upcoming weeks. If you would like to book Elvis for an event, please call the Kenosha Kingfish Office at 262-653-0900.

 

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The Kingfish will host their season opener against the Mankato MoonDogs on Saturday, May 31st at 6:05 pm at Kenosha’s historic Simmons Field. Single-game tickets will go on sale on Saturday, April 26th. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish office is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha.

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The Kenosha Kingfish are members 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 MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), 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, visitwww.KingfishBaseball.com.