PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today the start of the “Name Your Mascot” contest. “Our mascot is a character that will always be with us, whether it is the preseason, postseason or off season,” said Christopher Hill, Skeeters Vice-President for Business Development. “Our mascot will stay with us forever and becomes the face of the organization in the community. When people see our mascot out and about, they will think Sugar Land Skeeters.”
The mascot will be named by the children of Sugar Land and surrounding communities. Children must go online to the team website (www.SugarLandSkeeters.com) and download a form to color and submit to the organization. Forms will also be available at the Pro Shop located in Sugar Land Town Center. Kids ages 13 and younger are encouraged to write-in their favorite name for the new mascot. The winner of the contest will be named President of the Kroger Kids Club for the 2012 season. The President will receive honorary membership in the Kroger Kids Club as well as four tickets to the Historic Opening Day Game on April 26, 2012. The contest will run from November 7-25.
The mascot was created by Dave Raymond of Raymond Entertainment Group. Raymond pioneered the field of sports mascots with his innovative inhabitation of the world-renowned Phillie Phanatic. He was the original Phanatic, and his vision and performance skill spawned a revolution in the mascot industry.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters: The Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, will play in the $35 million-dollar StarTex Power Field, which is being constructed by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, beginning in April 2012. StarTex Power Field will play host to a multitude of other sporting events including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading, and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings, and scout sleepovers. Fixed-seat stadium capacity is approximately 6,200 for baseball, plus additional lawn and standing room only tickets. StarTex Power Field has a capacity of over 10,000 in concert configuration.
The Sugar Land Skeeters offices are presently located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479 where additional information, tickets, and Inaugural Season merchandise are available. The Skeeters may be reached at http://www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or by calling 281.240.HITS (4487), and on Facebook (facebook.com/SugarLandSkeeters) and Twitter (@SL_Skeeters).