The summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League drew its 5-millionth fan to league ballparks last night and will hold a drawing to crown an honorary “Five Millionth Fan” from recent game attendees.
“This is a great achievement for the Coastal Plain League and its member clubs – both past and current,” said CPL Assistant Commissioner Justin Sellers. “Thanks to all of our fans for their loyal support over our 15 years; and to our teams and their respective staffs for all their hard work to helping create such family-friendly and exciting atmospheres at all our ballparks! We look forward to building on this record accomplishment.”
A special Five Millionth Fan contest was created to crown an honorary “Five Millionth Fan” and was being carried out in all its ballparks until the league officially hit five million fans. Each night, fans filled out registration cards starting this past Sunday. CPL teams hosting games Thursday night will collect their registration cards from their respective game and turn them over to the league office. The league office will then place them in a barrel, and will have a special CPL-themed VIP to pick out one registration card, and that lucky fan will be officially named the Coastal Plain League’s Five Millionth Fan.
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