Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)
March 28, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria HarbourCats baseball club unveiled their new mascot “Harvey” to the public today and announced Julie MacDonald as the winner of the Name the Mascot Contest.
“Harvey” was unveiled to the public at the Hotel Rialto in the company of fellow mascots Marty the Marmot, Striker Highlander, and Thunder from UVic.
The name “Harvey” was one of the more frequently submitted names in the HarbourCats mascot naming contest and Grand Prize winner MacDonald, who will receive a pair of season tickets, was choosen from a drawing of all people who submitted the name. Also winning 10-game flex packs were runners up Aniko Varga and Maggie Hayes.
Harvey the HarbourCat poses with team GM Holly Jones (left) and team owner John McLean (right)(Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
Harvey will now embark on a vigorous public relations schedule in advance of the HarbourCats home opener on June 5th and is already slated to appear at a number of community and minor baseball events. Fans interested in having Harvey attend an event can contact him directly by e-mail at email@example.com.
Victoria Royals mascot Marty the Marmot (left) was on hand to welcom Harvey to Victoria on Thursday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
About the Victoria HarbourCats
The Victoria HarbourCats are Victoria’s entry in the West Coast League. The WCL is a college-level, wood-bat baseball league with 11 teams from the Pacific Northwest that feature elite level college players from across North America. The HarbourCats open their inaugural season at home on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 against the Kelowna Falcons at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. Season tickets, 10-Game Flex Packs and team merchandise are now on sale. Drop by our office at 103-1814 Vancouver Street to order in person, or call the office at 778-265-0327. Office hours are 10-2 Monday thru Friday. Visit www.harbourcats.com/tickets for details.