What fun for the Winnipeg Goldeyes! This banner Northern League franchise has auctioned off for an entire team of locals to play a full nine-inning exhibition game against the Goldeyes May 12 with part of the $3,101 from the winning bid going to the team's Field of Dreams Foundation.
What impresses me most is that since the Foundation was started in 1995 the Goldeyes have raised more than $800,000 for children's charities in Manitoba.
This has to be one of the great success stories for an Independent Baseball organization. Congratulations!
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.