The Contest’s Winning Photo
Though it is the dog days of August, the All-Star game is still fresh in our minds here in KC. We thought we’d take a look back at a unique promotion we were able to put together around the All-Star Game.
Leading up to the All-Star Game here in Kansas City, VisitKC conducted a contest on our Facebook page to see who was the biggest fan of baseball. What was on the line? A complete VIP All-Star Weekend in Kansas City, including 3-night hotel stay at the Q Hotel & Spa, gift cards, 4 FanFest tickets and, of course, two tickets to the All-Star Game.
Participants in our Fan Faceoff were asked to submit a photo and short caption describing why they were the ultimate fan of baseball. There was a call for entries, and then an eight day voting period. After just under one thousand votes were cast via Facebook, we had five finalists. These finalists were reviewed and the winner selected by Hall of Famer George Brett. Latoshia Imes and her family from Warrensburg, Missouri were selected by Goerge Brett and were on their way to the All-Star Game. You can see their winning photo submission to the right.
On July 3rd, Latoshia’s husband came by to pick up their prize package. He serves in the Air Force, and is stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base.
We followed up with Latoshia to see how her family enjoyed their All-Star experience.
The Imes Family Takes in All-Star FanFest
“We had an amazing time!” Latoshia said via email.
Visiting KC’s Kid-Friendly Attractions
They were able to include their two children in the expereince, and used the opportunity to visit some of KC’s family-friendly attractions. We’ll let Latoshia tell you about the things their kids enjoyed in KC. “We spent the first day in KC going to Crown Center and Kaleidoscope and the Dinosaur Exhibit (Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice) for the kids. We all stayed at the hotel together the first night (the kids loved the big whirlpool tub).”
All-Star Game and FanFest
The family spent the day of the game visiting All-Star Fanfest at Bartle Hall. The kids took advantage of all there was to offer at FanFest. “They had a great time and did a lot of activities and got a ton of fun stuff,” Latoshia said.
Then there of course was the main event, the All-Star game. The couple enjoyed all of the festivities and were actually able to get in on the action as Latoshia was able to catch one of the practice balls during batting practice.
Overall their trip to Kansas City was a memorable one for the family. Thanks to her friends for voting on Facebook and one local Hall of Famer, the Imes family was able to experience the biggest sporting event in Kansas City in quite some time.
As Latoshia said, “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity an we just feel so blessed to have been able to go.”