Friday, August 28, 2009

The Yamhill High Flyers want YOU to name their mascot

What? Did you think that just because I moved across the country that our coverage of the Yamhill High Flyers IBL team would stop? I'm hurt that you don't know me better by now. Jerk.

The franchise recently made good on a promise to donate their net profits from concession sales of both of their home games to the community (excerpts from press release):
The HighFlyers played two home games during their 2009 abbreviated “branding” season, and earned a total of $250 after expenses from concessions at those games. A couple weeks ago, the General Manager of the HighFlyers, Eric Bailey, carried out the team’s promise by presenting a $250 check to Kristina Pallotto of the Parks and Recreation Department in front of the McMinnville Community Center.

The HighFlyers also helped underprivileged youth in the community by making a donation to Heather Acker of “Operation Backpack” which included several backpacks and various other school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue, and more.
Most awesome of all, however, is that the team is holding a contest to name their mascot. I would shed tears of joy if the winning name came from a Deceptively Quick reader. The opportunity is too awesome for me to come up with any ideas at the moment. The mind needs some time to grasp such a concept. I will be adding ideas in the comments and you should too. Here are some details:
Contest to Name the Mascot: The HighFlyers are proud to announce our “Name our mascot” contest. The HighFlyers mascot for the 2010 season (the team’s first full season in the IBL) will either be an airplane or a rocket ship, and you have the chance to think of his name! The winner will get a pair of season tickets to the 2010 season (a total of ten home games; total prize value of $100). To enter, simply e-mail our Community Relations Director, Jaime Dunn, at with the subject line of “Name the Mascot” and include all your contact information. Additional information on season tickets can be found at the team’s official website,

Game on!


Seth Johnston said...

Airplane: Goose the Aviator in a nod towards the Spruce Goose that sits in a museum on the other side of town.

Rocket: Something with a Turkey, maybe. McMinnville has a yearly festival called Turkey Rama. Seriously. A Turkey Astronaut would be too awesome to happen, right?

This is hard.

Anonymous said...

Something with Wine? Or cows?

Anonymous said...

How about something alien in reference to the Trent UFO.

trafoody girl said...

Rocky the Rocket? Launch the Rocket? Jet the Airplane? Pilot the airplane? Flyte the airplane?
I'll think of more:)

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