HotDog Day - wrap-up party - Sat June 21
We finished the 2014 season at Wilson ParkUpdated Wednesday June 22, 2016 by Stanley Park Baseball.
Finally - a finale with weather fitting for a great outdoor celebration. First day of summer and sunny and warm!
With several championship games needing extra innings, proceedings got off to a later start than planned but, at an accellerated pace, all the players received their trophies well before our 1 p.m. swan song by Erick Traplin.
It's always hard to estimate the number of attendees but, if there were 700, then each person had to eat 2+ hot dogs. (Over 1,400 hot dogs were consumed!) Anyway, it was a great crowd - a little congested at times but, overall, a happy crowd - a group worthy of a great wrap-up party!
Hopefully everyone appreciated the fact that this was a party and stayed, if they could, to enjoy the festivities. Thanks to all those who helped at this event - it takes over 30 volunteers with many putting in over 8 hours for this event alone. Thanks are extended to Tentworks for the tables & chairs and several of the large tents, Schneiders and Canada Bread for deals on the hot dogs and buns respectively, and Zehrs (Stanley Park) and Food Basics for giving us some breaks on the balance of the food including drinks, condiments, etc.
Thanks to all those who helped coach and manage the teams. We can provide the structure but it's all up to the individual teams (usually parents/relatives) to ensure that, win or lose - rain or shine - their team's players enjoy the experience while improving their skills and learning about the game.
Have a great summer and, keep practising!
Link to current diamond status as determined by the City of Kitchener. (Note: We play at facilities maintained by the City and operate under permits issued by the City. )