CBHFM’s trip to the Big O on the first weekend of April was rewarding in so many ways, including heightened visibility for us and networking with players, active and retired. It’s always invigorating to go to Montreal, where baseball fever is alive and well.
We talked about that and so much more on Wednesday, April 12 when we hosted our annual volunteer appreciation and recruitment evening at the Stone Willow Inn. It was a well attended event and a great opportunity to recognize our volunteers.
Tickets are now on sale for the Opening Pitch, our new fund-raiser kick-off to Induction Weekend, to be held on Thursday, June 22 in Toronto. A highlight of the evening will be “Conversations with Excellence” hosted by CBHFM Board Member and Jays radio personality Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590 on Twitter) with the 2017 Inductees Roy Halladay, Vladimir Guerrero and members of Team Canada. There are only 140 tickets available, so act fast if you want to be there. http://baseballhalloffame.ca/uncategorized/the-opening-pitch
In other news, our Director of Operations was interviewed recently by Stratford and London radio stations for expert insight into the Blue Jays season. On April 17, Scott will join Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro and Hall of Famer Tim Raines in a town hall discussion at the next ‘Pitch Talks’ event in Toronto. There will also be a display promoting the Hall of Fame at the event.
Scott is then off to Cooperstown with other CBHFM members of a historical bent for SABR’s annual 19th-Century Baseball History Conference, known as ‘The Fred”. While there, he will meet up with the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Sean J. Gahagan, Vice President, Retail Marketing and Licensing, and Sue MacKay, Director of Collections to learn about their ways of doing things.
The first action on the ball hall’s playing fields takes place on April 21 and 22. For the third year in a row, three teams from Quebec are visiting us, staying at the Stone Willow Inn and playing teams from the area.
Happy Easter to all our readers. Play ball!