Menifee 24/7 Readers Win Tickets to Storm's Home Opener

Five Menifee 24/7 readers were selected as winners of four tickets each to the home season opener of...

Five Menifee 24/7 readers were selected as winners of four tickets each to the home season opener of the Lake Elsinore Storm, the area's local professional baseball team.

These readers, along with family and friends, will enjoy Thursday night's California League game between the Storm and the Inland Empire 66ers. Lake Elsinore, which opened the season on the road, is 4-2 so far this season.

In a contest co-sponsored by Menifee 24/7 and the Storm, readers were asked what they liked about Storm baseball games or why they wanted to attend for the first time. Based on their responses, five winners were chosen to receive a set of four tickets to Thursday's game.

Here are the names of the winners and their winning entries. Congratulations!

Jeffrey Crook:

Me and my family of four are anxiously awaiting our first Storm game of the year! Last year we went to three games and the boys (4 and 6) were more interested in the kids zone. We went to the Diamond for the St. Patty's Day Sip and Swig event, and my 6-year-old was devastated that there was not a game that day. I was in awe because I thought he would be stoked to play in the kids zone that was set up that day, but no, he wanted to watch a ballgame! It made me so proud, since last year we spent half he game in the kid zone and now he wants to watch the ballgame! GO STORM!

Anthony Christopher (USMC):

First, I would like to thank Menifee 24/7 for teaming up with Lake Elsinore Storm to hold this contest.

My family and I enjoy going to the Lake Elsinore Storm games. We love the local feel and the friendliness of the staff and the fans that attend the games. It's a real family friendly event that we try to attend yearly.

Below are additional reasons why we love attending:

1. Great seating for everyone
2. Convenient parking that is close to the stadium
3. No traffic jams getting to the stadium or leaving the stadium
4. Conveniently located close to the freeway
5. Wonderful facilities that are well kept
6. Love the fireworks
7. There is a good chance I might catch a foul b