Following the Myrtle Beach Pelicans winning the 2015 Carolina League Championship, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"We are so proud of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for this great achievement. It is just one of many highlights from what has been a stellar 2015 baseball season," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "We applaud the leadership of general manager Andy Milovich in growing this program into one that elicits great respect and admiration from our residents and visitors. This was the first year of the Pelicans' association with the Chicago Cubs, a team that is enjoying its own successful season. The Myrtle Beach area has embraced a part of the Windy City, which has provided an extra dose of excitement for Grand Strand baseball fans. That excitement is sure to continue for many seasons to come."