Northwoods Contest Winner

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The Northwoods League baseball team starting their season next summer got their name from contest winner Dave Turner.

Turner, the athletic director at North High School, says he chose "Express" because it didn't reflect other names in the region and it flowed well with Eau Claire. Six other people also submitted the name "Express," but Turner's name was chosen out of a hat.

"It's really exciting to be on the beginning stages of what might turn out to be a really great thing for the community," says Turner. "I'm excited to see how this team unfolds over the next year or two."

The grand prize winner receives season tickets for next summer, team apparel, and four Brewer's tickets.

Turner also says he believed it would be easy to come up with a logo to go with the "Express," which manager Bill Rowlett will be released in a few weeks.