SAVANNAH, GA March 29, 2016 - The Savannah Bananas announced today a naming contest for the new banana mascot, which is set to be unveiled at a pep rally at Heard Elementary School on Friday, April 8th at 1:30PM. The winner will receive Ticket Memberships and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony.
"Our mascot is an essential part of the Savannah Bananas identity,” said President Jared Orton. “We believe it’s important for the community to select the best name for the Savannah Bananas Mascot. We think our banana mascot will make a great addition to our show nightly at Grayson Stadium and quickly become a big part of the Savannah Community.”
Mascot name suggestions can be submitted online through the Savannah Bananas website:
Name suggestions will be accepted starting Tuesday, March 29th, until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 5th. The winning name will be announced April 8th and the mascot will make its official debut at Heard Elementary School that afternoon. The winner of the contest will be selected at random from those fans who submitted the winning name.
Fans First Entertainment also owns and operates the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League. The Grizzlies have led the league in attendance the past three seasons, been named Organization of the Year and recognized regionally and nationally for unique from promotions and their fan experience.
For the 2016 season, the Savannah Bananas introduced All You Can Eat Memberships for Season Tickets and Five Game Packages that include Chicken Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Dessert, Soda and Water for only $15 a ticket. For more information and to purchase memberships, fans can visit www.TheSavannahBananas.com or by calling the front office at 912-712-2482.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.