Myrtle Beach welcomes baby to game

Somchai and Cassandra Rollins of Sumter, SC, were at a Myrtle Beach game when Cassandra went into labor. The couple was taken to Conway Medical Center and welcomed a baby girl, Alexandria Catherine Rollins, who checked in at 8 pounds 15 ounces.

The Myrtle Beach mascot Splash presented the Rollins family and baby Allie with a gift basket, courtesy of the team.

“This is a first for us,” said Mike Snow, Pelicans assistant general manager operations. “We wanted to do something special for baby Allie and her parents.”

Myrtle Beach president Andy Milovich said they contemplated changing the name of the team to the “Storks” for a day.

“Inspiration for promotional nights can come from anywhere,” Milovich said.

The Pelicans will add a Labor Day Night to their promotional calendar, celebrating on Sept. 1 (the team does not play on Labor Day). The event will include pampering stations offering massages, manicures and pedicures for mothers to be, free season tickets for life to women who go into labor at the game, and a college fund donation to the first woman who does go into labor at the game. Food specials will include pickles and ice cream to handle in-game cravings. There also will be a Lamaze breathing contest for dads. Fans also will be able to donate car seats, diapers and other items to benefit mothers in need.

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