Springfield Lucky Horseshoes & O’Fallon Hoots announce in-season Community Cup series presented by i3 Broadband

The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes and O’Fallon Hoots, in partnership with i3 Broadband, are excited to announce the conception of the Community Cup beginning in the 2024 Prospect League Season.

Beginning this season, the in-season series winner between the O’Fallon Hoots and Springfield Lucky Horseshoes will receive the Community Cup, a custom-made trophy to commemorate the newly formed rivalry, that will be developed, branded and presented by i3 Broadband. 

In the upcoming campaign, the two teams face each other a total of eight times throughout the season with the series finale being hosted in O’Fallon on July 25th.

i3 Broadband is home of the fastest and most reliable fiber internet, Wi-Fi, streaming and more, and has a large presence in the Central Illinois and greater St. Louis Metro areas, providing service to more than tens of thousands of customers.

‘Shoes Chief Storyteller is enthusiastic about this new partnership and the opportunity to raise another trophy in Springfield.

“This new Community Cup is just one of the many ways we’re working with i3 broadband to bring exciting new initiatives and events to Springfield! They’ve been a proud partner of the Lucky Horseshoes for multiple years, and we appreciate their willingness to think outside of the box on these fun and unique partnership activities!”

O’Fallon Hoots General Manager David Schmoll also appreciates the opportunity to work with both the ‘Shoes and i3 Broadband.

“We are excited to partner with i3 Broadband and the ‘Shoes to bring add another layer of excitement to the Prospect League season. This is a natural partnership between three community-focused organizations and I cannot wait to get this rivalry started,” stated Schmoll.

In addition, i3 broadband Community Engagement Specialist Janell Woolard is looking forward to connecting the two markets through this exciting initiative.

“i3 Broadband is thrilled for this opportunity to support two great community organizations within our fiber footprint. We wish both teams well in this competition, and no matter who the winner is, both the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes and the O’Fallon HOOTS are champions in our eyes for all of the great things both teams do for their communities.”

The first Community Cup matchup will take place on Tuesday, June 4th in Springfield with matchups on June 26th, July 5th, and July 14th as the other games in the series to be hosted by the ‘Shoes. The Lucky Horseshoes will travel to O’Fallon on June 12th, July 18th , and July 25th.