The Rockford RiverHawks have a new name. The area's Frontier League professional baseball club is now the Rockford Aviators. Officials held a public "Name the Team" contest.
Aviators President Bryan Wickline says over 3,000 name entries were received over the three week period. He says "Aviators" is a name that has strong ties to the region's history and, more importantly, a connection to something current and growing within the area.
Team logos and a new website are currently being crafted and should debut in the coming weeks. The team’s colors will remain the same; navy and orange with accents of blue.