Provided by: Louisville Slugger
LOUISVILLE, KY (June 10, 2014) – Louisville Slugger will be all over Omaha during the 11 days of the NCAA® College World Series® as the innovative baseball company reveals its 2015 performance bat line and gives away 15 of those bats in a social media bat hunt on Father's Day.
Texas Tech fans will join with other college baseball fans in trying to land one of Louisville Slugger's great new bats.
"Outside of our elite college programs, Omaha is the first place in the world where baseball players and fans will be able to see and demo our new 2015 performance bats, the Prime 915, Select 715 and Omaha 515," said Rob Partin, Louisville Slugger Business Manager – Amateur Baseball & Grassroots. Partin will lead the company's efforts in Omaha.
"We'll be in Council Bluffs at the Triple Crown SlumpBuster® Tournament with our batting cage on Festival Nights. And on Father's Day we're going to give away some of those great new performance bats to fans in Omaha through one of our famous bat hunts. We hope Red Raiders fans in town for the CWS will join in the fun."
The storied baseball brand, known by fans for its scavenger-hunt-style social media bat hunts across the country, will give away bat combo prizes to 15 lucky people on Father's Day, June 15th. But the Omaha bat hunt will have a twist.
Rather than search for bats, fans will look for miniature home plates placed in various spots in the festival area around TD Ameritrade Park, including the Omaha Baseball Village. Each mini home plate will be emblazoned with Operation Omaha and the hashtag #omahabathunt.
Clues for finding Operation Omaha miniature home plates will be posted onsluggerbathunt.com and Louisville Slugger's social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fans who find one can take it to the Louisville Slugger brand store in Omaha Baseball Village to claim their prize. They'll have their choice of one of the new Prime 915, Select 715 or Omaha 515 bats, and they'll get a personalized Louisville Slugger bat, too.
Louisville Slugger's brand store will also be a buzz of activity as fans clamor to purchase personalized bats and see and buy new 2015 on-field products as well as branded apparel and MLB® or collegiate logo mini bats. The store will also show live ESPN telecasts of all CWS games and live telecasts of MLB games when CWS games are not being played.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER – OPERATION OMAHA
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Louisville Slugger® is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball® and the #1 Bat in MLB®. It is synonymous with America's pastime. Originating in 1884, Louisville Slugger bats have graced the hands of the greatest players in baseball, including stars of today. Known for helping create history, Louisville Slugger continues to innovate and provide players the products and confidence they need to #owntheplate and make new history every day.