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For Immediate Release: Johnstown Unveils 'Mill Rats' Name & Logos

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Terre Haute Rex Press Release: Johnstown Unveils 'Mill Rats' Name & Logos

ALTON, Ill. - The time has finally come, and on behalf of Johnstown Family Entertainment, we are excited to introduce you to your Johnstown Mill Rats baseball team.

The Mill Rats are your new baseball franchise, affiliated with the Prospect League, a summer collegiate baseball league operating from Illinois to West Virginia and now Pennsylvania!

After months of deliberation, research, fact-finding, and community engagement, we have a brand that we are very proud of and are excited to share with the Greater Johnstown Community.

Throughout the process of naming the team, we have received incredible feedback from the community members, leaders, and business owners.

What has really stood out to our team over the many weeks we have been working on this, is the pride Johnstown has in its history, its resilience, and its community. Johnstown is a place where survivors and thrivers reside, and a place of grit, toughness, and a history of overcoming – just like a Mill Rat!

From a quantifiable standpoint, Mill Rats was the overwhelming choice of the community with more than half of all the votes in the Name the Team contest tabbing Mill Rats for Johnstown's new team.

Some fun notes about the design itself –
    - Stack lettering to resemble the mills around Johnstown.
    - A hardhat, as a symbol of the team, community, and a mill worker's toughness & boldness.
    - A secondary logo to remind us that Johnstown is always moving forward no matter what we face.

Ticket information for the Mill Rats inaugural season may be found at – the Mill Rats new website. Anyone interested in a partnership or working with the team in some capacity should send an email to

The Mill Rats administrative office is located at 101 Main Street in Johnstown (the Suppes Ford building). Entrance to Mill Rats office is off of Johns Street.

For more information on the Mill Rats contact Bill Davidson, partner in Johnstown Family Entertainment, at (423) 432-3635.


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