Hall of Fame Weekend Shaping up to be fun

by Danny Gallagher | Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend golf tournament set for June 17 is sold out but there may be another chance you could still participate.

Organizers are looking at possibly using another golf course to appease the extra golfers looking to tee off and mingle with the celebrities taking part.

“A waiting list of foursomes has been created,’’ said ball hall director of operations Scott Crawford. “Due to the high demand, we’re looking into booking a second golf course on the same day.

“If you are interested in teeing it up in the tournament, contact us by April 30. This event offers you an unforgettable day of fun, first-rate food and the chance for you and three others to hit the links with some of the top names in Canadian baseball history.’’

For an investment of $1,500, a foursome will be treated to a continental breakfast, lunch and a dinner banquet. You will receive a gift bag and your company will be highlighted on a hole sign. Individuals can also participate for a $300 fee, which includes golfing, a gift bag and the banquet. The tournament will involve a shotgun star Texas Scramble format.

If you are not able to attend the tournament, your company can still support the cause as a hole sponsor for $350. On a further note, you can attend the banquet for $75, which will include the meal and a chance to mingle with inductees such as Dennis Martinez and Pat Hentgen.

The golf tournament will be preceded the night before by a celebrity ball game and of course, the big event is induction day, beginning at 1 p.m. A street festival is also planned for the morning of the 18th.

Other inductees besides Martinez and Hentgen are Blue Jays executive Howard Starkman, long-time scout Wayne Norton, Blue Jays announcer Tony Kubek and pioneer William Shuttleworth.

Individuals, businesses or companies interested in advertising in the induction day magazine or on the outfield wall at the St. Marys Cement Company Field can do by contacting the hall of fame at 519-284-1838.

The hall of fame is also looking for volunteers for its various induction weekend events so call the hall to show your interest.

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Danny Gallagher
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Danny Gallagher played adult sandlot baseball in various cities across Canada for 27 consecutive seasons. He has covered MLB since 1988, writing three books on the Montreal Expos along the way. Follow Danny on Twitter @dannogallagher7.

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