The Hood blimp is scheduled to make its baseball season debut Tuesday evening in the skies over Fenway Park, and for the first time, the blimp will be sporting a Red Sox logo on one of its sides, said Hood, a Lynnfield-based dairy company.
“The joint logos mark Hood’s partnership of more than a decade with the Red Sox, along with the company’s support of the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Red Sox,” Hood said in a press release.
To mark such a high-profile occasion, Hood is sponsoring a blimp sweepstakes. Beginning July 7, fans can enter the contest by submitting a photo of the Hood Blimp on the Hood Facebook page or on Twitter using #HoodBlimpSweeps for a chance to win a variety of prizes including Red Sox memorabilia. One grand prize winner gets a blimp ride.
Weather permitting, local fans should get to see the Hood Blimp flying over Fenway at 22 home games this season, the company said.
“Hood and the Red Sox are both deeply rooted in New England’s heritage,” Hood vice president Lynne Bohan said in a statement. “Displaying the two logos together on the Blimp is a visual way to celebrate our partnership and to promote Hood Red Sox Champions Ice Cream.”
The principal owner of the Red Sox is John Henry, who also owns The Boston Globe and its related websites.
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