Uwharrie Wampus Cats baseball team invites public to suggest names for mascot

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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The Uwharrie Wampus Cats are putting out a call this week for fans to help name their new wampus cat mascot.

The mascot, which will make its first public appearances in April, is a fun-loving yellow wampus cat character with a hint of mischievousness to his look and a knack for hitting home runs. The new collegiate wood-bat team announced its team name at an event in Albemarle in late January and are getting ready for the first season.

The ball club invites the public to suggest names for the wampus cat until 3 p.m. March 28 at wampuscatsbaseball.com/mascot. Then, the team will put finalists they pick from those suggestions up for an online vote for fans to select at the team’s social media pages. If your name suggestion gets picked as the eventual winner, they’ll give you four tickets to a Uwharrie Wampus Cats home game and have you throw out a first pitch. The first fan to suggest each name idea is eligible.

The mascot will roam foul territory at each of the Wampus Cats’ home games at downtown Albemarle’s Don Montgomery Park this summer, beginning Memorial Day Weekend. The new team will soon release its inaugural season schedule. Single-game general admission tickets this season will be $7.

For more information and to read more about the team, visit wampuscatsbaseball.com.

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