Joplin's getting a baseball team soon... they just need you to name it. The WLD Suarez Group, owners of the American Association team based in El Paso, TX, are looking to the public for ideas on what to call the team when they start playing in Joplin in May 2015.
"What we want to do is kind of get the community involved, and let them be a part of the process, so the team will be theirs," says Shaun Suarez.
Matt LaBranche, Suarez Group Vice-President, adds: "As long as the name doesn't remain 'Diablos,' is what we've heard a lot. It's going to be Joplin's team, so they'll get to name it."
Links to submit a name idea will be posted soon on NewsTalkKZRG.com and other Zimmer Radio Group websites, with prizes promised for the winning submission and runner-ups. You can also email JoplinProfessionalBaseball@gmail.com for ticket information, and find out more on the Joplin Professional Baseball Facebook Page.
Submissions can also be entered at Buffalo Wild Wings in Joplin. Prizes include:
GRAND PRIZE (1 winner) - One Suite night for 16 people, including food and drink, two free season tickets, two team t-shirts, and an invitation for the winner and 3 guests to the first annual team meet and greet with autographs.
SECOND PLACE (1 winner) - Two free season tickets, two team t-shirts, and an invitation for the winner and 3 guests to the first annual team meet and greet with autographs.
THIRD PLACE (98 winners) - Ten free flex-game tickets, one free team t-shirt, and an invitation for the winner and 3 guests to the first annual team meet and greet with autographs.
Team name announced March 4th listen to Zimmer Radio station for additional details for annoucement time.
The Contest Details:
No purchase necessary.
Regular Zimmer Radio, Inc prize rules in place with additional rules stated here.
Contest open January 22nd - February 28th, 2014.
Enter in person at Buffalo Wild Wings in Joplin during regular business hours, additional entry locations may be added at a future date.
Only one entry per person, multiple entries will be voided.
Enter contest by filling out official entry form with requested information, and selecting, or suggesting a team name on the official entry form.
Only entries on official entry form are valid.
The date of the team meet and greet to be determined a later date.
Winning entries will be selected at random from all entries received at various sponsor locations including Buffalo Wild Wings in Joplin.
Game tickets are for 2015 season, weekday games, pending availabilty. Game tickets will not be available until the 2015 season is scheduled and season set.
T-shirts being awarded will be avaiable 90 days after being awarded.
Winners will be contacted by phone or email before March 4, 2014.
Void where prohibited. The decision of Zimmer Radio, Inc and WLD Suarez Group are final.
The final determination of the official team name will be at the discretion of WLD Suarez Group.
All official entry forms become the property of WLD Suarez Group and Zimmer Radio, Inc. Rules subject to change without notice.