Following the Chicago Cubs' win over the St. Louis Cardinals to advance to the National League Championship Series, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"As our very own Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Chicago Cubs' Class-A affiliate, we join with fans both along the Myrtle Beach area and in the city of Chicago in congratulating the Chicago Cubs on their advancement to the National League Championship Series. Just like their Major League affiliate, the Pelicans enjoyed their own successful post-season by clinching the 2015 Carolina League Championship. This was the first year of the Pelicans' association with the Cubs, and the Myrtle Beach area has embraced a part of the Windy City, which has provided an extra dose of excitement for local baseball fans. That excitement is sure to continue for not only the remainder of this post-season, but for many seasons to come."