HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The Coastal Plain League announced this afternoon, August 18, that the Holly Springs Salamanders have been awarded the 2017 CPL All-Star Game. The 19th annual All-Star event will make its first trip to the beautiful North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs July 9-10, 2017.
“We are very excited to award our 2017 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game to the Holly Springs Salamanders and the Town of Holly Springs,” said CPL COO/Commissioner Justin Sellers. “The Salamanders have been a big hit since opening their gates in 2015. Not only will eyes be on the best players the CPL has to offer during the event, but the CPL will be able to showcase the state-of-the-art, $13 million stadium that the League’s Salamanders call home. We know Tommy Atkinson (Salamanders GM) and his staff are already working on creating a memorable and fun experience for everyone involved; and we look forward to showcasing our biggest event of the year in Holly Springs in 2017!”
The event will kick off with the CPL All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby on Sunday, July 9. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the All-Stars during the Fan Fest, as well as other activities to be announced, before watching both the East and West All-Star teams square off in the Home Run Derby. An All-Star luncheon will be held the following day on Monday, July 10, with a special guest speaker, followed by a Major League style scout day for the All-Star participants. Finally, the main event – the 2017 CPL All-Star Game – will take place that evening.
“We are very excited to host the 2017 CPL All Star Game. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the town of Holly Springs,” said Salamanders General Manager Tommy Atkinson. “Having the best players from across the Coastal Plain League all right here in the great baseball town of Holly Springs is going to be exciting for our great fans and community.”
More details will be announced as they are finalized, as well as a full family of All-Star logos that will be designed by Skye Design Studios. SDS is a brand identity and design firm based in the greater New York City area with a satellite location in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that has designed logos for multiple CPL All-Star events as well as professional sports teams all over the nation.