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North Alabama "Name the Baseball Team" contest continues

MADISON, Ala. - Following a wildly successful groundbreaking Saturday afternoon, BallCorps, LLC, is looking for creative members of the community to name North Alabama’s new minor league baseball team. For the next two weeks, baseball fans can submit team name suggestions at NorthAlabamaBaseball.com.

Estimates by the Madison Police Department and BallCorps, place the crowd size at Saturday’s celebration between 1,500 and 2,000. Pat O’Conner, President of Minor League Baseball, stated that he had never witnessed attendance of this size at any groundbreaking during his long career.

Ralph Nelson, Managing Partner and CEO of BallCorps, LLC expressed the organization’s sincere gratitude. “We are humbled by the amazing support of the people of North Alabama at our first event. We would like to thank the City of Madison, Madison County, Iberia Bank, Buffalo Rock and so many others for working together with us on this wonderful day.” In late June, the top 7-10 suggestions in the Name the Team contest will be announced; and, fans will be invited to vote for one of the top team names. A final name will be unveiled in August.

The fan who submits an entry which is ultimately selected will receive season tickets for the first five years, along with a team jersey and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch for a game in the 2020 season.

The contest is open only to legal residents of Alabama and Tennessee who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. For more contest information, visit NorthAlabamaBaseball.com.

BALLPARK GROUNDBREAKING COMMEMORATIVE BASEBALL REDEMPTION Due to overwhelming support by fans at the Groundbreaking, many received a voucher to be redeemed for a Commemorative Baseball. Vouchers can be traded for baseballs beginning Monday, June 18 at IberiaBank locations in Madison and Huntsville. Visit IberiaBank during regular business hours at: 53 Hughes Road 400 Meridian Street 4700 Whitesburg Drive Madison, AL 35758 Suite 108 Suite 150 Huntsville, AL 35801 Huntsville, AL 35802 


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