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Hops mascot named July 4 parade Grand Marshall

The Hillsboro Hops mascot will be the Grand Marshal of the Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade.

"We’re thrilled that the Hops mascot will be the Grand Marshal of the Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade," said Hillsboro Hops owner Mike McMurray. "We love being involved in the local community and this will be a great way to continue to introduce people to our team and our new mascot."

The baseball team announced the selection Friday morning. Meanwhile, the Name the Mascot Contest is still running in all Hillsboro School District elementary and middle schools. Students are allowed one submission each and the contest will run through the end of the month.

Hillsboro Hops staff will also accompany the mascot at the parade on July 4th, throwing out candy and special prizes to those in attendance. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Hillsboro. For more information about the parade, visit www.hillsbororotary.org.

The Single-A baseball team will play their first season in Oregon this year after moving from Yakima, Wash. The team will begin their 76-game regular season on Friday, June 14, with a three-game series against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Salem. The Hops will make their home debut in their 4500 capacity new state-of-the-art stadium in Hillsboro on Monday, June 17, when they play host to Eugene Emeralds for a three-game series.

For a complete 2013 Hillsboro Hops schedule, go online to www.hillsborohops.com. Season tickets are on sale now at the website of by calling 503.640.0887.

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