Madison, WI – February 11, 2014. The Madison Mallards were in search of a new alternate jersey for the 2014 season. The club enlisted the help of local middle school students and the results were extraordinary.
Over the past two weeks the Mallards have received over 150 entries from Madison area students. Starting on February 11th at 5:00 pm, the Mallards will post all the entries in a photo album on the teams official Facebook page. Fans can ‘Like’ which design(s) they like the best. The contest will run until Sunday, February 16th at 5:00 pm. The top ten entries in ‘Likes’ at the end of the contest will be the finalists. The winner will be determined by the Mallards front office staff and will be announced on Friday, February 21st.
Follow this link to vote for your favorite design.
The students were given the task of designing a jersey with the following guidelines.
The Mallards will accept any of the following design samples: computer designs (preferred), paint, crayons, colored pencils, markers and any other way students want to convey their ideas!
The jersey must include the following:
One Primary Color = Yellow
Two Secondary Colors = Green and White
Jersey must include the Mallards Duck Head
Include "MALLARDS" text logo
Include two (2) digit numbers (numbers 10-99) on back of jersey.
100% of the surface uniform can be used
The winning artist will be given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the game on May 28th, the first game the Mallards will wear the jerseys. They will also receive their own alternate jersey and a party for up to 10 friends and families members that night.
The Mallards will work with the winning artist and their design team to get the jersey fully designed and produced. Certain jerseys may be disqualified if they do not meet the requirements above.
The Madison Mallards 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 MallardsBaseball.com.