WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Sharks, today, officially announced the donation of three items to the permanent collection of the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.

In the interest of the historical preservation of the contributions of the Sharks to the greater Cape Fear area, the club donated a current on-field cap, a bobblehead depicting Sharky the mascot and a game-worn uniform from the 2019 season honoring the Port City Roosters.

“I visited the museum and noticed one of the Sharks’ original on-field caps,” explained Nick Carey, the Sharks assistant general manager, “I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to express our appreciation for the history of the Cape Fear area and all the museum does for the community to add a few newer items from the team to what they already have on display.”

The items were transferred to the museum in late-May, in-person by team representatives Allan Lusk and Nick Carey. The donation became permanent today when the Sharks officially gifted all three items to the institution as donations for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a Smithsonian affiliated museum, “draws on a collection of more than 56,000 items to help us explore a wide range of topics and to tell balanced and inclusive local stories.”

The Sharks completed the club’s 24th season of play in July of 2021 and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the team’s establishment in 2022.


The Wilmington Sharks are a proud founding member of the Coastal Plain League of summer collegiate baseball, have been crowned CPL champions twice and league organization of the year twice. All media inquiries may be directed by email to [email protected] or by phone to 910-343-5621.