The Winston-Salem Dash, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball®, will take part in a fun, new initiative for the 2018 season! It’s the inaugural “Copa de laDiversión”or “Fun Cup,” a special event series that will transform BB&T Ballpark during five Sunday home games this season and embrace the culture and values that resonate most with the Dash’s Hispanic/Latino fans.
The Dash organization and Minor League Baseball® are pulling out all the stops to make this an entertaining event series that all Dash fans will want to be a part of. The sensational gameday experience will include select music, Hispanic-style food options and promotions designed with the Hispanic/Latino community in mind. Because this is a league event with 33 teams participating from 19 states across the nation, an exclusive trophy was designed to commemorate the occasion. The three-foot-tall “Copa de la Diversión”trophy will pay a visit to each participating city, and be on display for fans to see during its “Gira de laCopa,”or “Cup Tour.”
In addition, each of the 33 teams participating in the events is taking on alternate, culturally relevant on-field personas during these games. The Dash will become the “Winston-Salem Rayados.” The name translates to “the Striped Ones,” which is born out of a collaboration with the team and the Hispanic League of Winston-Salem. The name recalls the pinstripes worn by previous Winston-Salem teams, and the term “Rayo”loosely translates to “Bolt,” our beloved mascot.
The Winston-Salem Rayados will compete as part of the 160-game event across the country in an effort to build awareness and create excitement for the new national series. At the end of the season, the “Copa de la Diversión”trophy will be awarded to the team that most successfully engages their community through their marketing efforts.
Dash president C.J. Johnson adds, “Forsyth County has an ever-growing Hispanic population, and we are excited to celebrate their culture with our Rayados games. We look forward to representing Winston-Salem in this fun competition against other Minor League teams across the country.”
The Rayados will dress in exclusive uniforms and caps designed to celebrate the event. They’ll be wearing white jerseys with red and blue stripes and “Winston-Salem Rayados” emblazoned on the front. They’ll also have red caps with a white “R” outlined in blue. Fans will be able to purchase the caps all season at the Hanes Team Store at BB&T Ballpark or online at wsdash.com.
You can be a part of this special series for the following 2 p.m. Sunday home games: May 6th vs. Buies Creek; June 3rd vs. Carolina; June 24th vs. Down East; July 8th vs. Down East, and August 12th vs. Potomac.
Tickets for this season’s Rayados games will start as low as $8. For information, contact the ticket office at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com. Families should note that every Rayados contest will also be a Lowes Foods Family Sunday, with free popcorn for children 12 and under. Also, the Kids Zone will be free, and two players will be available to sign autographs prior to the game.
So, head out to BB&T Ballpark all season long for this and other memory-making events and promotions for the entire family to enjoy, and help the Winston-Salem Rayados win the inaugural “Copa de la Diversión!”
GO DASH AND RAYADOS!
The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class-A Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.