Lynchburg Hillcats changing name, holding fan voting contest

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) After 21 years as the Lynchburg Hillcats, the Carolina League team is changing its name for 2017 and the club is allowing fans to help.

The process begins Wednesday and runs through June 8th. Fans are encouraged to submit their nomination for the team's new identity, along with an explanation of why they feel their suggestion perfectly embodies Lynchburg professional baseball.

The top six choices will be entered into a contest to vote for the new team name.

Click here to vote.