“The Hounds will quickly become the heart and soul of the region, and we are set to establish rivalries with great teams like the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, the York Revolution and all of the Atlantic League in 2012.”
The Hounds were introduced at a major press event featuring Hall of Fame Member and former Washington Senator slugger Harmon Killebrew, along with numerous dignitaries from across the region’s political and sports scenes.
The team name and logo reflects the equestrian traditions intrinsic in the history of Loudoun County and the wider region. The team introduced the name, logo and its new team website: http://www.loudounhounds.com where you can sign up for season tickets, get the latest news or buy Hounds Gear.
“Today, I am proud to unleash the Hounds,” announced Bob Farren, President and CEO of VIP Baseball. “The Hounds will quickly become the heart and soul of the region, and we are set to establish rivalries with great teams like the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, the York Revolution and all of the Atlantic League in 2012.”
Harmon Killebrew added, “The Loudoun Hounds is a fantastic name for this professional baseball team. It is a fun, energetic name and it connects the team to the region in a very meaningful way.”
The Hounds’ name was one of three candidates culled from nearly one thousand original submissions, and received over 60% of the public’s vote in the Name Your Team contest. Many fans submitted variations on “Hounds” during the contest, and VIP randomly selected 9-year-old Sterling resident Andrew Thede as the contest’s winner. At the event, Andrew was rewarded with two season tickets for 2012. Further, he will get to present the Hounds’ lineup card at home plate before a 2012 home ballgame.
The Hounds will play their home games at a new 5,500-seat Ballpark being built at Kincora Village, located at the intersection of Routes 28 and 7 in Loudoun County.
“Today is the next step in this amazing nine-year journey to bring professional baseball to Loudoun County and Northern Virginia,” concluded Farren. “The excitement building in the area for the unleashing of the Hounds has been phenomenal and awe-inspiring from my perspective. The Hounds will be a quality, professional organization that will make the community proud.”