South Bend Cubs Win Golden Bobblehead for Best Promotion
SOUTH BEND, IN – The South Bend Cubs are adding more hardware to their championship case. On Sunday evening at the Opening Night reception of the Baseball Winter Meetings, the Cubs won the Golden Bobblehead Award for Best In-Game Promotion/Feature with Spin to Win Saturdays. Since 2011, the Golden Bobblehead
SOUTH BEND, IN – The South Bend Cubs are adding more hardware to their championship case. On Sunday evening at the Opening Night reception of the Baseball Winter Meetings, the Cubs won the Golden Bobblehead Award for Best In-Game Promotion/Feature with Spin to Win Saturdays.
Since 2011, the Golden Bobblehead awards recognize the most creative and successful promotions from across all Minor League teams. The six categories include Best In-Game Promotion/Feature, Best Promotion/Event, Best Non-Gameday Event, Best Community Promotion or Event, Best Digital Campaign or Activation, and Best Theme Night Collection or Specialty Jersey.
Modernizing a promotional staple for the last ten seasons, Spin to Win Saturdays gave fans in attendance a chance to win one of six prizes that included a 50-inch smart TV, iPad, PlayStation 5 or Xbox One, $150 gift card to Martin’s Super Market, or a $100 Visa gift card.
Fans who registered were entered to be one of nine contestants to spin the wheel of prizes. Registration was through QR codes placed on a-frames at the gates, or iPads at Guest Services.
You never know what you're going to win on #SpinToWinSaturday! pic.twitter.com/xukJpAedpU— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) December 6, 2022
“We work in an amazing industry that is always creating new and fun promotions on an annual basis so to be selected as this year’s winner is very humbling and we are incredibly honored to receive our first Golden Bobblehead,” said South Bend Cubs Team President Joe Hart. “Spin to Win Saturday has become a popular promotion and has created a new level of excitement at the ballpark.”
The Golden Bobblehead is the third major award for the Cubs High-A affiliate this season. On the field, the South Bend Cubs won the 2022 Midwest League Championship for the second time in three seasons. Back in June, Four Winds Field was named the Best High-A Ballpark by Ballpark Digest.
Spin to Win Saturdays, presented by Indiana 811, Real Rock 103.9 The Bear, and WSBT-TV will return for 2023 along with a number of popular promotions. The complete schedule will be announced early next year.
About the South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs are the High-A affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 34 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2022, and has captured nine division titles. In 2022, Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, was voted Best High-A ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest, having also won the award as a Low-A ballpark in 2017. In 2019, the South Bend Cubs hosted the final Midwest League All-Star Game. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose principal shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.