American Water Heaters announced that Tom Ditchfield, executive vice president at Wholesale Plumbing Supply in St. Charles, Mo., is the winner of the Fantasy League Baseball Competition, part of the American Water Heaters baseball-themed marketing program.
American Water Heaters announced thatTom Ditchfield, executive vice president at
Wholesale Plumbing Supply in St. Charles, Mo., is the winner of the Fantasy
League Baseball Competition, part of the American Water Heaters baseball-themed
marketing program. His prize is an all-expense paid trip to Major League
Baseball’s 2009 spring training in Florida.
The Fantasy League Baseball
Competition was a weekly online challenge in which participants chose the teams
they believed would hit the most home runs each week. Points were awarded
based on the team’s performance throughout that week.
“We had almost 450 active
players on the Fantasy League Baseball Competition,” saidJason
Rowell, American brand manager. “Tom has been a supporter of our
company for a long time and we are excited to give him the experience of a
lifetime as a way to say thank-you.”
Ditchfield will receive an
all-expenses paid trip for two to spring training next year. He had the
opportunity to pick between Arizona or Florida to attend training, and chose
Florida due to his undying dedication to the St. Louis Cardinals.
“I almost didn’t believe it
when they told me I had won,” Ditchfield said. “As an avid St. Louis
cardinals fan, it has always been my dream to attend spring training.”
First runner-up was awarded toFred Bakerfrom Webb Supply in Cleveland,
Ohio. Fred won a bat autographed byCal Ripken
Jr. Second runner-up was awarded toFred
Michaelsfrom Phoenix Supply in Salina, Kan. Fred received
a bat autographed byKen Griffey Jr.
American Water Heaters intends
to continue the baseball-themed marketing program in 2009.