‘Stache Tank’ yields bright ideas from three schools

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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The Bryan Station High School winners were Kageman Mason (left), Kylie Barefoot, Auryan Padgett, Kayla Stanley, Melissa Canales, and Drake Witt (absent).






The winning team from Crawford Middle School included Alonna Allen (left), LeAira Beatty, Claynisha Mayberry, and Lataiya Jones.



Winners from William Wells Brown Elementary were Olivia Jones (front left), Teayla Granville, Ayanna Darrington, and Egypt Brooks (absent). Monica Davis (back left) coordinates the school’s 21st Century Community Learning Center, and Amanda Stewart is a fifth-grade teacher.

An Opening Night event plan and hype video, a new specialty food item, and a promotional giveaway for fans will be part of the Lexington Legends’ 2017 season, thanks to the second annual “Stache Tank.” Students from Bryan Station High School, Crawford Middle School, and William Wells Brown Elementary competed this year. 

Stache Tank is based on the television show “Shark Tank,” in which would-be entrepreneurs present their business ideas to a panel of potential investors. “Stache” is a reference to the Legends’ mustache logo. Teams of students compete at their schools to determine finalists, who then make presentations to business leaders and Legends officials at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. 

Bryan Station’s winning team produced a plan for Opening Night that will salute the school and showcase student talents. They also created a video for the April 13 game. This group included Kylie Barefoot, Melissa Canales, Kageman Mason, Auryan Padgett, Kayla Stanley, and Drake Witt. 

Meanwhile, the winning group from Crawford Middle School developed bacon-wrapped chicken bites, which were a hit with the judges and will now be a featured Kentucky Ale Taproom menu item and concession stand item for Legends fans in 2017. Students Alonna Allen, LeAira Beatty, Lataiya Jones, and Claynisha Mayberry came up with the idea, cost analysis, and plans for production. 

In addition, the first 1,000 fans through the gates on April 16 will receive a fruit-infused water bottle designed by fifth-graders Egypt Brooks, Ayanna Darrington, Teayla Granville, and Olivia Jones of William Wells Brown Elementary. 

For questions about Stache Tank, call Sarah Bosso, the Legends’ vice president of business development, at (859) 422-7855.


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