Sugar Skulls was among more than 1,000 submissions by fans during a name the team contest. Leah Rhey of Sahuarita submitted the name and wins two season tickets for the Sugar Skulls inaugural season which begins in March at Tucson Arena.
"We wanted our name to reflect the culture and the history of Tucson," said Sugar Skulls Owner and Founder Cathy Guy. "We believe Sugar Skulls captures the identity of our community and the people who live here."
The sugar skull is a cultural icon in Tucson and symbolic of celebration rather than mourning loved ones who have passed away. It is the symbol of the Day of the Dead celebration that takes place each year the first two days of November. In Tucson, the All Souls Procession is one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in the world.