PRESS RELEASE – On April 15, 1994 the Lake Elsinore Storm opened its gates to the community and Southern California. This season on Opening Night, April 10, the organization will commence a 20th Anniversary celebration at The Diamond that promises to be special.
The 20th Anniversary Logo commemorates two decades of baseball in Lake Elsinore and will be displayed on game jerseys, team hats and the infield grass, as well as throughout the community with a 20th Anniversary poster.
The Storm will kick off festivities with their “20 to Remember” campaign, selecting the Top 20 Storm players as chosen by fans via social media and at the ballpark. Stars such as Darin Erstad, Joe Urso, John Lackey, Jake Peavy, Xavier Nady, Chase Headley and Jedd Gyorko will be some of the many players to be on the ballot.
The Storm Souvenir Store will feature a bobblehead quartet of All-Stars including John Lackey, Darin Erstad, Jake Peavy and Chase Headley. This collectable set will be issued individually in May, June, July & August.
The Storm, a San Diego Padres affiliate and former Los Angeles Angels affiliate, will have many special surprises for guests on Opening Night as well as the return of an iconic fan favorite.
On Saturday, June 7, the Storm will host an Alumni Night, welcoming back former players who once called The Diamond their home.
Additional Storm 20th Anniversary promotions will be announced leading up to the season opener. Fans can follow the Storm on Facebook at Lake Elsinore Storm or on Twitter at @Storm_Baseball for announcements throughout the year. For information on the 20th Anniversary festivities, giveaways and promotions visit stormbaseball.com or call the Storm front office at 951-245-4487.