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Jumbo Shrimp ask fans to name second mascot presented by the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships

Shrimp character will partner with returning mascot Southpaw to entertain fans

Published Thursday, March 30, 2017


The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking fans to help name the new Shrimp mascot, who is presented by the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships and will be unveiled on Opening Night, Wednesday, April 12, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The contest winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony.

“The new Shrimp mascot, and our returning mascot, Southpaw, represent the affordable family fun that fans can enjoy at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville,” said Jumbo Shrimp General Manager Harold Craw. “We look forward to hearing our fans’ creative name ideas for the newest addition to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.”

"We're very excited for our partnership with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp,” said Megan Bush, Business Development Manager for the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships. “As a locally-owned dealership, this sponsorship is about helping our hometown and our hometown team.”

A cartoon design of the new mascot is at From now through Tuesday, April 4, fans can submit names for the new mascot by going to any of the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships’ 10 locations, visiting, or sending an email to with the name suggestion in the subject line and his or her name, address, and phone number in the body of the message.

An online vote from among the top five names, as determined by the Jumbo Shrimp front office, will run from Wednesday, April 5, to Tuesday, April 11. The winning name will be announced as the mascot makes its official debut on Opening Night Wednesday, April 12. The winner of the contest will be selected at random from those fans who submitted the winning name.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: With their home opener Wednesday, April 12, at 7:05 p.m., the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visiting

ABOUT THE TOM BUSH FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS: The Tom Bush Family of Dealerships has been in the automotive business for nearly a century. The late Tom Bush Jr., purchased and opened his first dealership in Jacksonville in 1970. Since that initial Volkswagen store, the Family of Dealerships has grown to include Volkswagen, Mazda, BMW and MINI franchises now under the leadership of Tom’s son, John Bush. A fourth generation of family members, John's children, has recently joined the business. Brian Bush is the E-Commerce Manager and Megan Bush Del Pizzo is the Business Development Manager. For more information visit



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