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DUCKS/WBLI ANTHEM IDOL WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Six contestants chosen to sing during 2017 season

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 7, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks, in conjunction with 106.1-FM WBLI, held their annual “Anthem Idol” contest on Saturday, April 1 at Bethpage Ballpark. Contestants vied for six openings to perform the National Anthem before a Ducks game during the 2017 season. Each contestant performed a 90-second rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the judges, WBLI Radio Personality Syke and Ducks infielder/two-time Atlantic League champion Dan Lyons.

“Despite the chilly weather, we had a lot of great performances at this year’s competition,” said Ducks Director of Promotions and Marketing Jordan Schiff. “Picking just six winners was an incredibly difficult task for us.”

The following are the winners of this year’s “Anthem Idol” contest and the dates that they will be performing the National Anthem at Bethpage Ballpark:

Eva Erikson (Centerport) – Saturday, July 1

Danielle Hofmann (Medford) – Tuesday, July 4

Lia Stengren (Babylon) – Tuesday, July 18

The trio of Denise Barletta, Kristen Chiofalo and Shannon Chiofalo (Bethpage) – Sunday, August 6

Ana Salvemini (East Patchogue) – Monday, August 28

Dylan Moody (Melville) – Thursday, August 31


The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

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