January 24, 2015

Local fundraisers: Support your team and meet MLB stars

Several local baseball groups are having their annual fundraisers in the next few weeks and it is a great opportunity for Albertans to support their home baseball organizations while having a chance to meet some MLB stars and win some great prizes.

The University of Calgary Dino's baseball and fastball teams are holding their 12th annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, February 5th.  This event features three time all-star Bret Boone, who was also one of the best players ever to play in Calgary, when he spent a couple of seasons for the AAA Cannons before starting his MLB career with the Mariners. This event will also include a silent auction and raffle, and is sure to be a memorable evening.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 403-220-7749 or by contacting Coach Colin Moro at dinosbaseball@gmail.com.  Full details here.

Also, TONIGHT, Saturday January 24th, the Prairie Baseball Academy is having its scholarship banquet. There will be several guest speakers who have been associated with this program and as well as an auction where you can win great prizes including Robinson Cano and Sidney Crosby autographed jerseys. For tickets contact Duncan at 587-216-9166 or 403-320-2025. More details on this event here.

The Lethbridge Bulls will be holding their Legends of Sports Gala on March 7th. This will feature former Blue Jays Jesse Barfield and Duane Ward as well as hockey players Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler.  Call 403-320-2025 for tickets.  More details here.

The Okotoks Dawgs awards banquet is on February 7th. The evening will be highlighted by a speech from former Blue Jay Roberto Alomar.  There will also be great auction items that can be won. Tickets can be purchased by calling 403-262-3294.  Details here.

And on Saturday February 28th, another former Blue Jays second baseman, Homer Bush,  will be the featured speaker at Vauxhall's 9th annual awards and fundraising banquet.  There will also be great prizes being auctioned off.  For tickets contact Lynda Unruh at lynda.unruh@horizon.ab.ca. Details here.

If you're a baseball fan all these events all promise to be a lot of fun, and are a great way to support local baseball.

If you have a baseball team, league or organization in Alberta that is holding a fundraising event, send me the details (to BaseballRuben@gmail.com) and I'll be happy to add it to here, and promote it on twitter @baseballruben

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