Voting underway now - cast your ballot through December 15th
(Central Islip, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2021) – Voting is now underway for this year’s Long Island Press “Best of Long Island” contest. The four-time Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks have been included among the nominees for seven different awards. Fans can cast their ballot once per day from now through Wednesday, December 15th.
To vote for the Ducks, please CLICK HERE. Select any of sections and awards the Ducks are nominated in and click “Vote” next to the desired nominee.
QuackerJack has been nominated for the Best Long Island Mascot award in the Arts & Entertainment section. QJ has earned this distinction for a record 11 consecutive years. The lovable mascot is adored by Long Islanders, and in addition to cheering on the Flock, he is the President of the Ducks Kids Club, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. QuackerJack takes great pride in visiting hospitals, schools, little leagues and a variety of events throughout the community.
Also under the Arts & Entertainment section, the Ducks have been nominated for Best Twitter Account from Long Island. One of the best ways for fans to follow the Ducks is on Twitter (@LIDucks). The team provides fans with breaking news, in-game updates, contests for prizes, and a plethora of interactive content. With over 10,000 followers, the Ducks twitter account continues to grow in popularity each day.
For a 14th consecutive year, the Ducks have been given a team-specific honor - Best Long Island Duck - in the Sports & Activities section. Fans can vote for one of 15 members from the 2021 squad. Right-handed pitcher Joe Iorio earned the honor the past two seasons, while Ducks all-time hits leader Lew Ford was selected in each of the previous five years.
Fairfield Properties Ballpark, the home of the Ducks, has also been nominated in the Sports & Activities section for Best Family Amusement Place. This past season, 233,633 fans attended Ducks games, the most among any MLB Partner League. Ducks fans frequently remark about how much fun they have enjoying the most affordable family entertainment on Long Island when they come to the Duck Pond.
Finally, the Ducks have once again been nominated for three categories in the Food section of the contest. Nathan’s hot dogs continue to be a fan favorite at the ballpark and are up for the Best Hot Dog award. The deliciously crispy french fries that fans can order at games have been nominated for Best French Fries. Last, but certainly not least, the amazing pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory, which debuted at the ballpark in 2019, are among the choices for Best Soft Pretzel.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).