Spokane Indians will wear Salish logo this season | Sports & Recreation
The Spokane Indians will have a new look this season. The baseball club announced on Thursday that the team will be sporting the Salish logo on their home field jerseys during select games this season starting with Opening Night on June 13th.
“We welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with our namesake professional baseball team on this project,” said Rudy Peone, Chairman of the Spokane Tribe. “We view this collaboration as a significant opportunity to educate thousands of baseball fans about the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, this city’s first inhabitants.”
The Salish logo was created by the Spokane Indians and the Spokane Tribe of Indians in 2006 when the two worked together to re-band the baseball club’s logo. Since then, it has be stitched on the team’s sleeves. Salish is the native language of the Spokane Tribe.
“We’re extremely proud of our close relationship with the Tribe, and these new uniforms will help foster that even further,” said Otto Klein, the Spokane Indians Senior Vice President. “We appreciate the tribe allowing us to be a vehicle to promote their language and culture.”
The uniforms will be worn during most Friday and Saturday home games and have the Salish word for Spokane, Spoaquin, on the logo. The Salish uniforms will be signed by each Spokane Indians player and auctioned off at the end of the season. The proceeds will benefit Spokane Tribal Youth programs.