BURLINGTON - The Burlington Herd, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, today launched in partnership with BOMBA Baseball, a month-long essay writing contest aimed at 12 to 16 year-olds with the winners earning the chance to serve as a Herd bat boy or bat girl for the 2018 season.
The Burlington Herd Swing for the Fences Writing Contest is designed to allow school children to demonstrate their skills in creativity, structure and organization.
This year entrants are asked to compose a 250-500 word essay on, ?What they love about baseball.? All entries can be submitted online at iblherd.com, by Monday, April 20th at 5:00 PM. The winners will be selected shortly thereafter.
The contest is open only to children ages 12 to 16 year-olds who are available to serve as a bat boy or bat girl during Herd home games this season.
The Herd will select two entries to serve as the bat boy/girl. Winners will receive a bat boy/girl jersey, on field cap, t-shirt, and food at every game.