AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo's new Minor League baseball team wants your help in deciding the perfect team name.
"It's exciting for the team and especially for us because we have no idea what the team will be named yet. And it's exciting for the community. We want them to be engaged and really have a stake and have a say in what this team is going to be named.", said Tony Ensor, the team's President and General Manager.
"It's going to be a team they are living with and their loving to come out and watch everyday at the ballpark. And really it's going to be the identity of Amarillo. It's the community baseball team and we want them to have a say in naming it." said Ensor.
Ensor said it was the people of Amarillo, who helped making the decision to bring the team here much easier.
"The asset seen in my travels to Amarillo from the groundbreaking to early on, has been the people. The community as a whole has embraced this idea, has embraced this team, and embraced this ball park," said Ensor. "We're excited to bring professional baseball where it belongs and really showcase professional baseball.
Mayor Ginger Nelson believes the sweepstakes gives residents a sense of ownership with their new professional team.
"When I do lunch with the fifth graders every month, the thing that I say is they are leaders and owners in our city. I love that the Elmore Sports Group is giving us the opportunity to own this baseball team already.", said Mayor Nelson. "We're getting to choose the name, it's us, it's Amarillo! So, I hope they have two hundred thousand submissions, lets shut them down with the number of ideas we have.
To submit a name, visit amarilloprobaseball.com.
The sweepstakes will remain open until May 4th.