At the second home game of 2017, Wednesday, April 12 against the Dodgers, the Cubs will have a ceremony where players will receive their 2016 World Series championship rings.
The team has come up with a creative idea for this ceremony: 20 fans will be chosen in a contest to be the ring bearers.
You can nominate someone in this contest. In a press release, the Cubs say they are searching for ring bearers who are the most loyal and dedicated Cubs fans. In order to enter, you must record and submit an online video nominating their favorite candidate. The video must be uploaded to Twitter using the #CubsRingBearer hashtag. All videos must be no more than 60 seconds in length explaining why their nominee deserves to participate in the on-field ceremony.
“It was truly amazing to see Cubs fans show their loyalty, passion and excitement for this team as we completed the greatest journey in all of sports,” said President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “We were amazed by our fans who embraced old traditions like flying the W Flag and created new ones by crafting inspiring chalk messages on our bleacher walls. This Championship Ring Bearer Fan Contest is our way to thank the fans who stood by us for all these years, as well as give them a memory that will last a lifetime.”
A team of judges will select 20 winners who will receive two tickets to the April 12 game and the opportunity to participate in the on-field ring ceremony. Judges will be looking for fans who express authentic passion and enthusiasm for Cubs baseball. Whether it’s a nominee’s special Cubs gameday tradition or a personal story demonstrating why the nominee is a die-hard Cubs fan, the judges want to see it.
This is a really interesting idea. You can find complete rules and some further guidelines at this cubs.com link. Entries must be in by 11:59 p.m. CT Tuesday, February 14.